the years, there has been a dubious omission to the diversity
of rap music, the openly homosexual rapper. Look no further
than Caushun The Gay Rapper
(a trademarked name).
What started out as a phone call to Hot 97’s Funkmaster
Flex, caused Caushun to aggressively represent for all the
gay hip hoppers in the world. "After seeing how seriously
I wasn’t being taken as a rapper, I realize that this is
a void that I could fill," he says. Since the fateful
dis from Funk Flex, Caushun was taken in by Flex’s co-workers,
Star, Bucwild and Miss Jones from the morning show. The
highly popular morning team offered the artist regular publicity
since. And Caushun is not about to stop.
the first gay rapper, Caushun is quick to make the distinction
between himself and others similar to him. "I’m not
some gay guy who raps, I’m a rapper who’s gay," he
is quick to clarify. "If you listen to my lyrics, you’ll
understand what I mean." And while gayness is certainly
a extensive part of the shocking appeal of Caushun, he also
mentions that statistically there are many people in the
hip hop community who are "in the closet" and
not reppin’ like he is."It doesn’t stand to reason
that a hip-hop community of thousands doesn’t have one gay
person in it," he says. "The numbers and common
sense defy that."
his hunch is correct, because since emerging on the scene,
Caushun has continued to have a steadily growing stream
of press from MTV to concerts (Gay Prides 2001) to mass
media outlets — all without a label deal. But, he has songs.
"Gay Rapper’s D-Lite (I Want You)," a song akin
to Biggie’ s "Dreams," has an oversexed Caushun
trying to run up in (or get run up by) rappers like Snoop
Dogg, Lil’ Wayne and Jay Z. Other songs like "Ooh Who
Dat Be," "Severe (When Homo Thugs Attack)"
and "Come Out (Gay Pride Anthem)" from his forthcoming
album Proceed with Caushun are certain to shake things up.