Anaturale bumps queer-positive hip hop delivered on the gritty Anticon tip. Whether riffing on gender roles and the prefix "trans-" during "Transmission" or the meta-implications of a hook during "Never Even Meant," Anaturale charges hard. - The Independent, Durham, NC dirty south queer trans-positive hip hop on the m-i-c Anaturale is an up and coming gender queer mc and beat producer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Representing the queer south, Anaturale delivers emotional and poetic lyrics that explore queer and transgender politics and humorously delve into experiences of growing up queer in the South. Anaturale began performing in 2000 as a spoken word artist and drag king performer and was one of the founding members of the Daddy Kings, a drag king troupe that hailed from Asheville, NC. Since then, A has shifted all focus into music and has an upcoming album soon to be released on Crunks Not Dead Records. Anaturale collabs with some great folks... Whitney F. Skillcorn hypes A on the stage and Jil Christensen of Charlie makes fucking amazing beats. Album coming out sometime this fall. look out!
Ok, so the name Athens Boys Choir can be a bit deceiving but you can’t blame a Transsexual man living in the Deep South for having a sense of humor about the whole ordeal. So Katz, the Choir’s now solo member, travels the country speaking “the good word” throwing down hard hitting spoken-word that deals with issues of Gender, Politics, Love, Sex, and everything in-between. Katz’s spoken-word is raw, unapologetic, witty, and soulful. As Out Magazine wrote in 2006, “Katz avoids falling into the common spoken-word trap…and instead uses engaging wordplay, razor-sharp wit, and hip-hop rhythms.” He has had the honor of sharing the stage with such artists as Ani Difranco, Indigo Girls, Bitch, The Butchies, Danielle Howle, and Michelle Malone. He has also opened for poets of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam on more than one occasion. Being a out Transsexual, Katz’s spoken-word often becomes a platform for education and activism, but all work and no play makes for one intense performance so he lets loose with sarcasm, pop culture references, and video’s featuring Barbara Streisand as Yentl and sassy footwork by the stars of the 1979 hit “Roller Boogie”. Athens Boys Choir has been touring nationally since 2003, performing for audiences that are becoming more diverse everyday. You don’t have to be a spoken-word enthusiast to enjoy the lyrical stylings of the Athens Boys Choir. Katz has the unusual skill of opening even the most skeptical minds to the world of performance poetry. With three CD's already out and a fourth due for release on March 27, 2007, Katz/The Athens Boys Choir has established himself as a force in the spoken-word/queer/pop culture/homo-hop movement; you choose how it moves you.
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