Brb, just streaming this on repeat
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ORIONE CONCEIÇÃO VIA PEXELS
Black LGBTQIA musicians have contributed massively to the music industry, and have helped shape it into what it is today. And they are very rarely given the credit and recognition as their white and/or heterosexual peers. Even those who reach great levels of fame and success are all too often not given the flowers they deserve. And yes, I’m still mad that Janelle Monáe’s Black queerstory making album, Dirty Computer, was snubbed for album of the year at the 2019 Grammys.
To celebrate this year’s Black History Month, I’ve curated a playlist that is jam-packed with certified bops from a diverse range of Black LGBTQIA artists. Listeners can look forward to upbeat songs from Janelle Monáe, Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Nas X as well as inspiring songs such as Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s La Vita and vibey ones such as Dua Saleh’s Sugar Mama.
There’s a song for every type of mood. So, plug in your earphones or blast them loudly through your speakers as you listen on repeat this month, and beyond.
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