I’m writing a review of the excellent new Galactic album at the moment, and it includes bounce artists Cheeky Blakk, Big Freedia, Katey Red and Sissy Nobby. It’s ironic (to start with) that a traditionally straight, macho culture like hip-hop’s is represented in New Orleans at the moment by three gay rappers. There’s no question – having a cover story on them in Gambit helped, but that story was in February. They’ve done enough since then to keep people interested in them. I have no doubt that there are better rappers in the bounce community, but they’re largely off of the music radar, and they can’t be mad if the faces of bounce are gay ones when they do little to offer up their own instead.