Sissy Rich is one rapper who is not hiding in hip hop. He's sayin' it loud - he's gay and he's proud. And to his burgeoning fan base, fueled by his YouTube postings and iTunes downloads, he is emerging as a hero of sorts. Unabashedly announcing himself as the "World's First Gay Rapper," Sissy Rich is the bold new face of what he calls 'homo hip hop.' With lyrics that echo the hype and bravado of everyday rap, Sissy Rich doesn't rap gay though. He just is gay, and proud about it - and therein lies his power.
The 21-year-old is defiantly unapologetic about who he is and his lifestyle. His winning appeal is the fact that he is proving that talent is genderless. With the mainstream release of his new digital single, "Party (I Just Wanna)" Sissy Rich is inviting everyone, gay and straight to the festivities! "Party (I Just Wanna)" is a bangin', boisterous, and bodacious celebration of life, riddled with his spitfire flow!
It was a freestyle video submission on WorldStarHipHop.com that first brought Sissy Rich to the masses. The video post yielded him more than 100,000 fans on his Facebook fan page, more than 170,000 followers on Twitter and over one million views on his YouTube channel, all within two month.
A native of Miami, now residing between Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL, Sissy Rich, like so many same gender loving individuals, suffered shame, discrimination and abuse while growing up. He was ridiculed in school and almost didn't finish high school. With the support of his mother, he transferred locations several times before successfully securing his degree with honors.
In a show of commitment, Sissy Rich has pledged to donate 40% of the proceeds from the sale of the single to The Center - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida. The Center, located in Orlando, FL, will celebrate 35 years as an organizing force within the LGBT community. It is a crucial source for information, education, advocacy and support and offers a variety of support and social programs including AA, AL-Anon, NA, HIV+ and transgender support groups along with counseling for individuals and couples. Over 30 various social/support groups meet at The Center each month, of which seven are 12 Step programs. The Center serves more than 15,000 individuals a year through its doors and over 8,000 a month online.
Get to know Sissy Rich at http://www.SissyRichOnline.com then contribute to a good cause while downloading "Party (I Just Wanna)" at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/party-i-just-wanna-single/id506458382. For more information on The Center, go to http://www.thecenterorlando.org/.