this queer hardcore rapper takes on white supremacy, hypermasculinity, queerphobia and fatphobia
By Sound Check
March 17, 2017
RAHRAH GABOR is a self-described “Black, gender-fluid bitch from one of the hardest hoods in New Jersey” making sex-positive, conscious, rap music purposefully designed to combat and resist white supremacy, misogyny, hypermasculinity, queerphobia and fatphobia.
Drawing inspiration from hardcore 90’s rap but infusing their music with elements of R&B, Jazz, Rock, EDM and House Music, their full catalogue consists of music that will make you want to fight, twerk, cry or learn all at the same time. “My biggest goal as an artist is to give voice to the often silenced and voiceless,” RAHRAH says, “I’m super hood, super bougie and super cunt, and I want the world to see that it is OK to exist as these things simultaneously.”
By Hari Ziyad*, AFROPUNK Contributor
The rapper most recently released a queered up cover of Nas and The Braveheart’s “Oochie Wally” from their forthcoming mixtape The Audacity of Agency. The no holds barred track gives Remy Ma a run for her money in bringing the heat to modern day re-imaginings of Nas classics, while bending gender to its breaking point along the way (“Niggas wanna stick me for my na-na / Bitches wish they looked this good in prada”). Check out the audacious track below:
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*Hari Ziyad is a New York based storyteller and writer for AFROPUNK. They are also the editor-in-chief of RaceBaitR, deputy editor of Black Youth Project, and assistant editor of Vinyl Poetry & Prose. You can follow them on Twitter @hariziyad.
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