“You’re not gonna be ‘no-homo’ and then call yourself pretty and say, ‘Swag swag swag, swag swag, swag swag.’ That is a gay attitude— a gay black attitude, specifically," Quattlebaum says. "You cannot tell me it isn’t. Gay men invented swag.”—We Invented Swag: NYC’s Queer Rap, from Pitchfork.
“At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing, where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, is usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we’ve chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them, the people that are still with you at the end of the day- those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need.”—(via eletheowl)