A few days ago, I got an email that read, “GAY RAPPERS SPITTING HEAT! PLEASE POST TO SHOW THAT THERE ARE MORE LYRICAL HOMOSEXUALS OTHER THAN FRANK OCEAN!”
I starred this email, because when people write in all caps I know that whatever they are saying MUST BE VERY IMPORTANT. Things got more interesting when I pressed play. We’ve seen a growing acceptance of homosexuality in hip-hop, but the role of “gay rapper” has still been slightly limited. Big Momma brings something new to the table by both embracing homosexuality (calling himself “fag rapper” in his Twitter bio) and defying expectations with a sharp, aggressive delivery.
Even more worth noting is that although Big Momma may consider himself a gay rapper, he might want to consider introducing himself as a rapper that’s gay, because no matter how in-your-face the content is, it’s clear that he takes the art of rapping seriously.
And here’s the unedited bio on Big Momma: “BIG MOMMA IS A 24YR OLD LGBT RAPPER FROM FLORIDA AND HE’S WORKING ON HIS 3RD MIXTAPE, HIM AND CAKES DA KILLA ARE BOTH POPULAR ON THE UK SCENE. THEY’VE BEEN FEATURED ON SITES LIKE PITCHFORK, VICE, AND FADER, BIG MOMMA’S UPCOMING MIXTAPE IS TITLED MOMMIE DEAREST, CAKES DA KILLA IS ALSO WORKING ON HIS 2ND MIXTAPE ‘EASY BAKE OVEN VOL 2’ – THEY RAP ABOUT VARIOUS THINGS FROM MONEY, HOMOSEXUALITY AND SEX.”
And here’s a solo track from Big Momma: