|Deep Dickollective Wing|
Review by: Len
As a listener and music lover this CD is pure satisfaction. Seeing the emergence of new culture and culture-crossing is without a doubt exciting. Deep-Dickollective brings hip-hop, to the world community in a new and very out way! "Homo-hop" goes right to the core of homophobia, racism, and hip-hop bias declaring that we are here and further establishes community diversity. Deep-Dickollective- D\DC are talented, highly educated, activist pioneers in a new genre which bluntly brings the issues to the forefront.
In "STRAIGHTTRIPPIN" the lyrics speak for themselves, "fagdissin is a has-been/now let me stop rhymin and go find my boyfriend/or a lesbian". This is definitely not a singular reference. Language is strength and used well. As with the thoughts of Lenny Bruce, the use of a word and acceptance removes the negative power intended by those who would use to demean. I am not sure this was D\DC intent, however it works. Make no mistake the "dissin" here is toward homophobes and our community members who do not accept, but sit in judgment of those not conforming to a model example. Which includes racial prejudices within our own GLBT community.
From start to finish D\DC have powerful lyrics, excellent rhythms, and a strong sense of humor. The subject matter is serious, however these musicians take the music and message seriously and add a heavy dose of humor to send their message home. In a traditional sense like George Clinton using music to address social injustice, capitalism, prejudice, and ignorance these five have crossed a new chasm by offering an empowerment to their listeners. Bringing the black GLBT experience into the consciousness of today's society. They have combined the essence of cultural art with a needed statement in a most effective way. As shown in track eleven, "Vaxicran", a spoon full of sugar does indeed help the medicine go down. And D\DC is that spoon full of sugar.
My particular favorite, track ten, "Rhyters Retreat" offers humor, great timing, and an unforgettable intro. "Once Upon A Time There Was a RapFaggot...." The message and lyrics are up from there. The "AH-AH", track nine is a catchy message to other MC's about the stumbles and strife of getting to success and understanding. D\DC consists of Pointfivefag (Juba Kalamka), 25percenter (Timm T. West), LSP The Lightskindid Phil/osopher (Phillip Atiba Goff), G Minus (Ralowe Trinitrotoluene Ampu) and Ms. Edge (Dazie R. Grego). All in all a must listen, and a jaunt into a very brave new world! Bravo!!!
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