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October 23, 2008

White, Jewish, Gay Rapper – yep it’s real!!

Soce The Elemental Wizard

Soce The Elemental Wizard

So what do you have when you combine an Ivy League educated, violin-playing, Jewish white gay rapper from New York – well you have computer programmer by day and comedian rapper by night – named Soce (that’s pronounced so-say).  He isn’t new to the scene having produced 2 albums that go back to 2004 but this oxy moron of gay hip hop has been producing stylish beats, dope lyrics and in your face rhymes for more than 5 years (that I know of).  I learned of Soce last year when I was adding a Deadlee video to our Planet Q TV website.  Back then, I hadn’t placed much emphasis on gay hip hop thinking that it was a passing fad.  Boy was I wrong!!  These artists have some amazing music, amazing stories and beats that I think you will love (especially if you are fan of hip hop).  Hence, my new focus on the podcast shows on gay hip hop.

Soce first album “I’m In My Own World” reminds of a little old school mix in with R&B, rap, folk, dance all tied together in a production that in my mind is outstanding.  I am no music critic and it’s been a long time since I have had any desire to want to go buy a CD but I definitely will be picking up Soce first album – check out some of the preview tracks

I'm In My Own World

I'm In My Own World

 here (http://cdbaby.com/cd/soce2) – you will be presently surprise.  His sophomore album “The Lemonade Incident” is a departure from his first album and really take advantageous of his comedic background.  Very in your face and direct – Soce isn’t afraid to tell you he’s gay and what he likes to do (LOL).  We got permission to put up his “I’m So Gay” music video on Planet Q TV – check it out and you will see what I mean by in your face.  And for all you folks with virgin ears, he has a clean version as well – but since we are all grown ups here – you get the explicit version (LOL).

I have had a lot of fun exploring the Gay Hip Hop world and I hope to bring more artist, music, interviews, and videos to you.  So make sure you continue to stop by and check it out.  Here is a little bio on Soce so you can learn a little bit more about “The elemental wizard.” Oh…and he likes role playing games – A pc gamer after my own heart!!!  Here’s his bio!!

Soce - The Elemental Wizard

Soce - The Elemental Wizard

Soce is the Jewish, Gay, White MC. A computer programmer on Wall Street by day.. Level 27 Hip Hop Spellcaster Master Rapper by night! Soce is well known in both the music and comedy scenes throughout NYC, representing all genres from anti-folk to art stars, improve to standup and acting. He has been described as the male Lil Kim and the white Eminem. Soce’s been on MTV, VH1, Logo, HERE and in The Source, URB, Out magazine and numerous German, Austrian and Swiss magazines, as well as being interviewed live on WNYC 93.9 FM and Sirius Satellite Radio, on OutQ 106, Raw Dog Comedy 104 and Shade 45 (where he recently won their first ever gay hip hop battle). The wizard has been filmed in three documentaries on gay rappers.

In addition, he’s produced tracks and performed as a special guest rapping, singing, acting in videos and playing violin for numerous talented artists including MF Grimm, Jeff Lewis, dub-L, Mistermaker, Q-Boy, Bigg Nugg, Danny Katz, Sair, Many V.e.r.s.e.s, Kontrast, Chris Fuller, Frank Grimaldi, Jenn Lindsay, Linda Draper, Johnny Dangerous, Rob Cantrell, Ray DeVito, Bacivo Nuggets, Tijuana Yacht Club, Matt Koff, Ben Lerman, Scotty the Blue Bunny and Jon Berger. Soce produced the track Lick It by God-Des and She, which has become one of their big hits, and they performed it live on the season three finale of The L Word.

Soce does live shows throughout NYC in not only hipster bars and clubs, but also at colleges, theaters, museums, community centers and synagogues. He’s also done shows in Berlin, London, Sheffield (UK), Boston, LI, CT, NH, MN, NJ, SF, IN, IA and LA. Look for soce performing in a town near you. He also programs his own flash cartoon videos and games and makes comedy videos with his performer friends. Additionally, he co-hosts a math bee once a month with comedian Jennifer Dziura at Chelsea Market, and he does interviews and show reviews for NYC comedy blog The Apiary.

If you’ve ever had to struggle, been in love, enjoyed a good role-playing game or just wanted to experience rap music where you can actually relate to every word spoken, soce’s music is for you. Look for his third album “Master of Fine Arts” coming out very soon! Visit his website at: www.greathiphop.com.

Happy Listening…Thomas

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October 10, 2008

Gay Hip Hop Artist Granthm

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One of our goals here at Click Click Expose has always been to reach out across the country (and across the world) to bring you different aspects of the LGBT community.  And we have been trying to do that with our Podcast Network, Planet Q TV and our music & radio page.  With the new and improved web design, we are dedicated to continuing this trend starting with a re-newed emphasis on our music and radio page.

This week we turn our focus to a young up and coming rapper from Minneapolis, MN named Granthm.  When

Rapper Granthm

Rapper Granthm

 I stumbled across his music while surfing the web, I knew we had to get his style, his lyrics and his story on our site and out to the masses.  With tight beats and a strong lyric – Granthm is making a name for himself as a rapper – a gay rapper.  The whole gay hip hop sub culture is blowing up out there; and, while you think gay & rapper don’t fit in the same sentence – it is easy for them to be one in the same.  It is so easy for artist to use their gayness as an anthem to scream “I’m a fag” in every lyric they write but you don’t hear that in Granthm’s lyrics.

“……Yeah…now I hate to bull,
told them I was fed up,
yeah-most will assume that I’m flying international,
am I being rational,
na …….I’m a travelling show,
shit I bring the bill to you like a waiter…….”

Of course, it’s going to kill me right now as I can’t think of the riff he is using in the rap above called “The Improvement” but take a listen to it on the Click Click Expose Podcast networkand tell us what you think of the man from Minnesota.  For the next few weeks, we will be showcasing his songs from his first album.  And even if you don’t like hip hop or rap, take a listen to Granthm – he’s got a flow and style that would make any rapper proud.  Here is the bio he wrote for us so you can learn a little about Granthm…

Hip Hop Artist - "Granthm"

Hip Hop Artist -

“The names Granthm..I’m from Minneapolis, MN.I’ve been rapping since ’02 I
think. I started doing the text thing like a lot of people these days it
seems like. I decided to record in 04′, and haven’t put a mic down
sense.  Lyrical/neo-soul/alternative. That’s my style.  I like to be
lyrical with it.  I like to make people think.  At the same time I like to
be an asshole on a record. I like to say shit that people never expect.
Basically my rap persona is totally opposite of me in person. I’m like
fuckin Mr. Rogers to be honest. manners and all. But on songs I like to
let it go…. At the same time my gentlemen side gets the best of me. I’m
a lover boy so yea..I get mushy.  Not really into the whole songs about
sex thing.  As much as I like sex, it’s just not something I’d really rap about. My sound is real underground hip-hop influenced.  As a fan of Aesop rock, Lupe fiasco, doomtree, etc. I like to keep my lyrics deep.

The word “alternative “sticks out in my description because i think I’m something different for the a gay hip hop fan to listen to.  My topics are a lot different then expected and I like I’m kind of a break away from the
norm. No real club/trance/techno typa tracks…just me, bein a emcee to the best of my ability, in the most abstract way.”

Thomas

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