First there was video ho Karrine Steffans, then there was Nas’ baby’s mother Carmen Bryan, then there was Mos Def’s white Canadian jumpoff Alana Wyatt, or whatever her name is. There were even rumors, a while back, that Ray J was thinking about coming out with his own sex-based tell-all – a sort of male version of the Superhead original. From what I understand though, it’s since been put on hold.
If he decided against it because he couldn’t find a suitable ghost author to work within his price range, i.e. the allowance he still receives from Brandy, he might need to holler at your boy. I know we’ve had our issues in the past, where I jokingly threatened to torture and kill the guy, but I’m willing to let bygones be bygones in exchange for money.
But I digress.
Anyhoo, I should have known it would only be a matter of time before some DL fudge in the hip-hop community came out (no pun intended) with his own version of one of these Superhead books – which would of course be that much more sensational, since it would promise to reveal once and for which of these rappers are on the DL.
I remember reading a year or so ago on that site HHNLive – which I believe has since gone the way of the dodo – that some fruit former executive from, if I remember correctly, MTV had signed a deal to write a book in which he promised to reveal various DL brothers in the entertainment industry and in the hip-hop community in particular.
At the time, I remember thinking, “Wow, is this guy really about to throw some people under a bus, or is he just bullshitting.” I wondered if he was really about to put forth any firsthand sexual experiences he’s had with ostensibly straight male rappers, or if he was just about to tick off a litany of teh ghey shit he’s heard has happened over the years.
I mean, shit. I could write an entire book based on the teh ghey shit I’ve heard about. (No homo.)
Well, I guess we’ll find out soon enough. The book, called Hiding in Hip-Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry – from Music to Hollywood, is set to be released May 13th. Hopefully, then, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets their hands on an advanced copies and scours the index for names like Erick Sermon and Pastor Ma$e.
I did see a couple of items on the book over at, you guessed it, SOHH, but they didn’t reveal any juicy tidbits. Nullus. The fact that SOHH Teh Gyant apparently has yet to get his hands on a copy (you know he’s interested) suggest to me that the publisher might be playing this one especially close to the hip. Um, nullus.
The only thing is, I wonder if the real reason we haven’t heard shit about who’s gonna be outed in this book is that they’re just bullshitting. Maybe they don’t have any real “scoop,” but they just want us to think that they do so they can sell a bunch of copies the week it’s released. I mean, you’d think if they really had the goods on somebody, it could only help promote the book.
What do you fruits think? Is this guy Terrance Dean really about to throw some famous rappers under the bus, and if so, who do you think they might be? Or is he just bullshitting us?