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Goin' Deep

Goin' Deep

The title of homo-hop act Deep Dickollectives 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 albums 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 wont 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 its 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 comfortablecomforting, even.

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