Hip Hop’s Queer Pioneers

Yes, they're all gay, but the seven MCs in this portfolio are as different from one another as Kanye and Lil Wayne, with influences that range from Nas to Björk to Jean Cocteau. Yet they do have one other big thing in common: They're indelibly changing the face—and sound—of rap.

InspiHERed By: AhSa-Ti Nu

Each month ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us. This month ELIXHER features 32-year-old vocalist, sound engineer, and wife, AhSa-Ti Nu.