Lord Jamar, a member of pioneering rap group Brand Nubian, turned heads after aiming hom0phobic words in the direction Kanye West via Twitter a week ago. The rap veteran makes a questionable move and ramps up the anti-gay sentiment with the release of a new diss track titled “Lift Up Your Skirt.” Jamar defended his Twitter rant last week in an interview with SOHH, saying that he’s not attacking West’s s-xuality but simply his eccentric style of dress. Declaring war on the “feminization of the Black man in Hip-Hop culture,” the “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down” rapper unleashed the hom0phobic track earlier today after explaining his ire to Vlad TV in an exclusive interview over the weekend. “Somebody mad at my hashtag/Instagram, Black Man lookin’ half a f-g/With a blazer and dress, I’m just amazed at the mess/Pioneer of this queer sh-t is Kanye West,” raps Jamar in an agitated tone. Jamar was inspired to do the song after receiving a photo a friend sent him on Instagram that he reposted, with a tweet reading “Y’all Cee where the Kanye sh-t is takin us right? #halfaf-g.” Jamar is sticking to his guns, and has endured a barrage of tweets regarding the matter. Although he brushed aside the criticism, Jamar never fully apologizes for his petulant outburst. Check out the song “Lift Up Your Skirt” below. Hit the next pages for Lord Jamar’s tweets about Kanye West’s fashion style and defending his stance.
Brand Nubian Lord Jamar shares his thoughts on Kanye wearing skirts, saying that his style has no place in hip-hop, adding that he’s doing it out of arrogance. Lord Jamar also breaks down fashion in hip-hop history, claiming that Run DMC were the saviors of hip-hop with the way they dressed.
Even though he first made his mark alongside Grand Puba and Lord Jamar as a member of Brand Nubian, veteran rhymer Sadat X has managed to carve himself a niche in Hip Hop as a solo artist. Now, the New York emcee is celebrating the release of his ninth solo LP.
This past December 4, Sadat released his latest effortLove, Hell or Right via 6.8.2 Records. With features fromPharoahe Monch, N.O.R.E., Roc Marciano and more, as well as production from Marco Polo, Showbiz and DJ Spinna, X explains that the album falls under the category of ”grown man music” that will appeal to his generation of artists.
“You have to go through hell in order to do right,” he said. “It’s dedicated to the hardworking people and not about fame and glory. Hip Hop spans the globe, its universal. It’s an art – it doesn’t imitate, it creates…it’s grown man music. Now that my generation has grown and matured, I’m making music for them.”