"I don’t think Marilyn Manson realized how big he was going to become. Once he did, he probably did way too many drugs and became unfocused, but he could have extended his reign if he hadn’t become such a druggie. I just like when unexpected people come out of nowhere, and you’re just like, ‘Oh, for all these reasons this person is not gonna make it,’ or ‘This person doesn’t fit the mold,’ or ‘This person’s not pretty.’ Then they just take all the trophies."

— New York City rapper Mykki Blanco, from our latest Guest List.



Carrie Battan discusses how the relationship between homosexuality and hip-hop is changing— and who’s changing it— in our latest feature: "We Invented Swag: New York’s Queer Rap".

Carrie Battan discusses how the relationship between homosexuality and hip-hop is changing— and who’s changing it— in our latest feature: "We Invented Swag: New York’s Queer Rap".