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5 Gay Lady Rappers Who Are (Also) “Better Than Everybody”

3. Bianca Casady (of CocoRosie) coco-rosie Who She Is: One half of the band CocoRosie, these surreal sisters are the divas of anti-folk music. Mixing rap, with opera, with folk, with punk, with electronica, this band might not be known for their MC street cred (and have certainly caused a bit of controversy for their use of the n-word) but Bianca Casady should be praised for her lyrical genius. While her sister Sierra (a classically trained opera singer) wails over a sultry harp, Bianca lays down some strange rhymes that certainly command attention. We don’t know if she prefers men or ladies in bed (her lyrics sometimes suggest straightness) but her commitment to appearing in gender-fucked outfits (usually with a drawn on mustache) makes her a queer icon. For a while, she even talked about cutting off her breasts as a feminist art statement.

What She’s Up to Now: CocoRosie just released their fifth album, Tales of a Grass Widow, which is already receiving almost universal acclaim.

Choice Lyric: “Broken sundown fatherless showdown / Gun hip swollen lip bottle sip, yeah I suck dick / Loose grip on gravity falls sky blinding crumbling walls / River sweep away my memories of / Children’s things a young mother’s love …”

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4 Comments

  • parting glass

    I absolutely love Azealia Banks and just about everyone else here looks fantastic but I cannot get down with white people who think it’s okay to use the n-word in their music, even if it is just to grab attention. Especially not when their white as the driven snow.

  • thegoon

    Peaches is not a rapper, and besides Azealia and Dai (and that is arguably) none of these women are talented rapper, and hardly better than anyone. This list could have been conglomerated with the other one, and you could have had five decent gay rappers. Let’s be honest, compared to straight rappers like Kendrick Lamar or even Drake, none of these are “better ” than anyone else in the genre.

  • RandallSM

    I could drink the entire contents of a bottle of Windex and come-up with a better submission than Bianca Casady. QUEERTY knows jack-shit about music. Stick to articles about GLEE and/or posting pics of the Franco brothers, you fucking waste of 0’s and 1’s.

  • GeriHew

    This should be called “5 Queer Lady Rappers” etc – that’s assuming any of these women are lesbians. Because Peaches, Azealia Banks & Brooke Candy all identify as bisexual.

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