Posted February 23, 2018 04:09:07 A lot of gay pop and hip-hop artists have made gay music in recent years, and there’s nothing better than the sound of a song like “Lovely.”
But while gay pop has seen a lot of success, it’s not always been easy for gay musicians to break into the mainstream.
We spoke to five gay artists to find out how they got there, and to find ways to make gay music more accessible.
“I always try to do my best to make my music accessible for other people,” said Alex, an Atlanta-based hip-house producer and performer.
“People know I’m gay, and they’re not afraid to listen to my music.
I try to get them to try out my music and to play along with it, too.
It’s really hard to get a label to put me on a record.”
The musician also recently released his debut album, Lovely, which features a song called “Love Me Like You Do.”
“I’ve had a lot more success doing hip-hoppin’ and rap songs and things like that,” he said.
But it’s a cool thing to get out there and to see what happens.” “
There are a lot people who don’t necessarily understand what gay culture is, and what gay music is, or what the gay community is like.
But it’s a cool thing to get out there and to see what happens.”
It’s also worth pointing out that some gay musicians are trying to get labels to include their music in their releases.
“It’s a really interesting thing,” Alex said.
“[They’re] like, ‘We need a song for our record, so we’re gonna put you on it.’
And I’m like, yeah, let’s do that.'”
While it may seem like the success of gay rap and hip hop has been limited to a few artists, a lot have been successful in the past.
“We have some amazing rappers like Big Daddy Kane and Snoop Dogg and all those guys who made a lot money off of it,” said Sam.
“They’re doing really great work, too.”
Sam is one of the producers behind the hit singles “You Ain’t Nothing,” which is also included on Lovely.
“If I was able to do that now, I’m sure it’d be like, boom,” he added.
“But it wasn’t the case when I started making music.
It wasn’t until I was 20 years old that I actually had the courage to make a conscious effort to do something about my sexuality.”
Sam was also the first gay rapper to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
“At that point, my whole career was based around the gay scene, so when I came out, I felt like I was finally on the big stage and I was like, this is it,” he told us.
“So I’m excited to finally get the recognition I deserve for the work I do.”
“It doesn’t really matter what you do or who you are,” Sam continued.
“You’re gay and you’re out, and you’ve got to be comfortable.
You’ve got all these pressures.
You’re a little bit of an outsider.
So it’s nice to be able to share something that I know people want to hear.”
Sam’s record label, Tame Impala, has a dedicated section on their website dedicated to queer artists.
“For me, it was about letting my sexuality be a part of everything,” he explained.
“This record is just about sharing that and not letting the world or the music define my sexuality.
That’s the biggest thing I’ve always wanted to share.”
Sam added that he’s been able to connect with his fans through the Lovely track “Love Is the Answer.”
“My music is just a reflection of my life and what I go through, and my friends’ lives,” he continued.
Sam’s album covers are available on his own label, and he also co-produced a single with his friend and producer/songwriter Travi$ Scott.
“My friends and I did that track ‘You Ain’s’ together,” he noted.
“The way it came out is a little different than the actual song, but it still feels like a song.”
The song “Love is the Answer” was featured on Love is the Solution, the second single off the album.
The song features a group of gay and straight artists who, despite their differences, are all very supportive of each other.
“Our group has really helped us,” Sam said.
The track, which is about finding love, was recorded on a Friday night and featured Travin Keith and Jhene Aiko, who was recently nominated for a Grammy.
“Jhene and I, we both grew up on the West Coast and have grown up with the gay culture,” Sam noted.
“‘Love Is The Answer’ was about us growing up on both sides of the culture, and the gay-positive culture.
We feel like we have an incredible