Homophobia In Hip Hop Analysis

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As stated in the course textbook by Gebreamlak, “‘Macklemore has become the voice of a community to which he doesn't belong in a genre that already has a queer presence waiting to be heard by mainstream audiences’” (Ward, 2017, Chapter 6, “Policing Homophobia in Hip Hop,” para 5). Artists and listeners have openly spoken about how Macklemore does not have the experience to address such issues as if he is a part of them such as misogyny, homophobia, or transphobia when he is a white, cisgender male, middle-class rapper instead of a member of the LGBTQ community where these issues are very real for. To elaborate, the documentary pointed out that being a gay male of color is a lot more challenging than just being a gay male since African culture,

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