Thursday, August 07, 2008

Kanye West on Equality

I don't listen to that much of his music, but this is cool.

I can only begin to imagine how powerful his voice is in the rapping community when he takes this kind of platform to promote equality in an otherwise homophobic industry. It really could be the start of true change - with an audience the glbt community desperately needs on its side. Even for those rappers who aren't as forward-thinking as Kanye West, my guess is they'll see the light when they realize there's a lot of money to be made in attracting more glbt fans, instead of using homophobic lyrics in their songs. As Kanye West proves, there's plenty else to sing about.

1 comment:

Joel Patterson said...

I saw his outburst on the Katrina Relief show, and this surprised me just as much.

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