6 Of Our Favorite Queer Rappers

Who says we can't rap?
October 18, 2016

With one of our favorite queer rappers back in headlines this week, we decided it was the perfect time to do a round-up featuring her and a few of our other favorites right now.

1. Azealia Banks

Azealia is back in the headlines, with a new great interview from the Evening Standard and allegations against Russell Crowe for abusing her over the weekend. Other than that, has been keeping a rather low profile since she was banned from Twitter back in May. She hasn’t announced any plans for a new record, though she has been releasing some old tracks via her existing social media accounts. She released the track Blossom, a “lesbian love song” that was recorded back in 2014, in August. Even more exciting, Banks, previously endorsing Donald Trump, has stated that she will no longer support the “toupey-toupee”.

2. Young M.A

Following the success of her viral hit, Ooouuu, Young M.A is set to release her new mixtape on November 5th. The Brooklyn native is open about her sexuality, identifying as a lesbian.

3. Angel Haze

A new album is in the works for Angel Haze, the self identified pansexual rapper. Though she has been single since her split with Ireland Baldwin, it seems she has found an even cuter companion to smother with love.

4. Frank Ocean

Ocean finally emerged from a four year waiting period with his second studio album, Blonde, in August 2016. Since the 2012 release of his first album, Channel Orange, he has been open about being queer.

5. Big Freedia

Most recently featured on Beyonce’s single, Formation, Big Freedia has become the modern face of bounce music and New Orleans queer culture. He released his autobiography, God Save The Queen Diva, on July 7, 2016, and is currently on tour.

6. Le1f

Le1f hasn't released new music since 2012. But that doesn't mean he hasn't been in the public eye. He was just featured in the Kenzo's H&M campaign for their new collab and frequently performs live.