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+++ I start with two article recommendations: A couple of days ago the news website Colorlines has relased this really awesome list of promising queer hip hop artists. The list was put together by Oakland based writer Jameliah King in collaboration with rapper Invincible, founder of the label Emergence and Deep Dickkollektive member and spoken words artist Juba Kalamka. (via Tim)+++

+++ “Is hip-hop homophobia at a tipping point?” is an article about homophobia in contemporary hip hop by author Alex Macpherson, who sees a new openness amongst amongst a new generation of rappers such as Tyler, The Creator and Lil B, who got death threats for declaring to name his new record “I’m Gay” at his Coachella gig. (via Christian) +++

+++ Odd Future artist Frank Ocean has just released a free mixtape called “Nostalgia, Ultra”, which convinces with a smooth, eclectic R’nB sound. Ocean is mentioned in the Guardian article above for a pro-gay-marriage statements in his song “We all try” by the way, which makes his stuff even more likable. You can download it via datPiff (via Christian)  +++

+++ Electrosexual has released a new free song called “Break You Nice”, a collaboration with Scream Club. The track is a remix of Italian artist Hard Ton and will be released as a limited 12″ pressed on Electrosexual’s label Rock Machine Records. You can steam and download it here (via Joey/Top Secret):

ELECTROSEXUAL & SCREAM CLUB – BREAK YOU NICE feat Zoe Vermillion & Mz Sunday Luv – HARD TON Remix by ELECTROSEXUAL

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