‘Gayngsta’ Rapper Deadlee Headlines Homo Hip-Hop Tour, Disses Eminem, DMX, 50 Cent

Popular Los Angeles

based gay rapper Deadlee has announced that he will headline what is being billed

as the first ever organized regional tour of gay, lesbian and bisexual rap &

Hip-Hop artists.Billed

as the Homorevolution Tour 2007, the ten-city trek will feature a variety of popular

gay and lesbian MC’s, including Johnny Dangerous, Delacruz, Melange Lavonne, Salvimex,

Bigg Nugg and JFP.Covering

five states, the tour is set to launch in San Diego in March."The

HomoRevolution Tour is a direct challenge to the old status quo in Hip-Hop,"

Deadlee told AllHipHop.com. "Times are changing and if openly gay rappers

aren’t invited then we are kicking the door in – and inviting ourselves…we are

taking the mic. It’s our turn too."

Deadlee, born Joseph Lee, has grabbed headlines in publications like The New

York Daily News, The Advocate, LA Weekly, Urb, instinct

and others, with sexually charged music referred to as "Homohop"and

"Gayngsta" rap.The

self-described "Queer Bastard Child of DMX & Lil Kim," has also

contributed his music to a series of motion picture soundtracks including On

the Down Low and Vengeance. He was also the focus of a reality

show on LGBT television network Logo, called Hip-Hop Homos.In

the traditional nature of Hip-Hop, his music confronts some of the industry’s

biggest rappers, including Eminem, DMX, and 50 Cent."Eminem

was called out for his juvenile, hateful approach to homosexuality, especially

in his song ‘Criminal,’ [The Marshall Mathers LP]" Deadlee said. "He

was the biggest rapper at the time and if he used the same song as a diss to Blacks

or Latinos, he would probably be dead. Eminem likes to pick on the ‘weak’ but

gay[z] aint weak and he might be a f*g himself. He knew all the subcultures in

that song."Deadlee,

who was born in Denver but calls Los Angeles home, also has issues with DMX’s

constant use of the word fa**ot and his references to "homo thugs.""I

find it crazy when his videos are very homoerotic," Deadlee said. "All

the guys kicking it with their shirts off!"Deadlee

saved his harshest criticism for rap’s biggest superstar, Queens, NY rapper 50

Cent. In

April 2004, 50 Cent made international headlines when Playboy published

an article with the rapper expressing his views on homosexuality. "I

ain’t into fa**ots," 50 Cent told Playboy. "I don’t like gay

people around me, because I’m not comfortable with what their thoughts are. I’m

not prejudiced. I just don’t go with gay people and kick it – we don’t have that

much in common. I’d rather hang out with a straight dude. But women who like women,

that’s cool.""F*ck

him. I don’t like ignorant b**ches around me, so he can suck my gun," Deadlee

stated. "He is a classic man who had Homo-feelings and chooses to lash out

because he is afraid he might act out on his true feelings. 50 Cent has deep rooted

homosexual tendencies."Deadlee

will host Logo’s NewNowNext, which airs Feb. 4. Below

are the tentative dates for the Homorevolution Tour 2007:March

29: San Diego, CAMarch 30: Los Angeles, CAMarch 31: Las Vegas, NVApril

1: Phoenix, AZApril 2: Albuquerque, NMApril 3: El Paso, TXApril 5:

San Antonio, TXApril 6: Houston, TXApril 7: Austin, TXApril 8: Dallas,

TX

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