Goin' Deep

11.4.2007

By Jason Lamphier

The title of homo-hop act Deep Dickollective's fourth release, On Some Other, has manifold meanings. ' 'On some other' is an African-American colloquial for 'odd,' 'next-wave,' or 'unsure,'' says member Juba Kalamka (a.k.a. Pointfivefag), who produced most of the album's highbrow tracks. 'It was also a tongue-in-cheek reference to the idea that queer hip-hop artists were reinventing the wheel by telling their stories.'

This predilection for the vernacular often thrusts the band into polemical terrain. They won't hesitate to use 'faggot' in their music, including on the facetious 'Butchqueen,' which cribs a humorous face-off from the 1976 film Car Wash. 'We say 'fag' and 'faggot,' and it's way more startling because of the placement of the samples,' Kalamka says. 'I tend to freely use pejorative terms for and about groups to which I belong. Sometimes 'fag' and 'nigga' are comfortable'comforting, even.'

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