Rapper Returns To Dedicate EP To Black Gay Philly

This month rapper and queer activist Anye Elite will be in the city of brotherly love to celebrate gay pride, Juneteenth, and to promote his latest musical release “The Adventures of Bam Bam”. Elite will be performing tracks from “Bam Bam” at Level Up Bar and Lounge, a black gay-owned bar in Philly on Saturday, June 20th, 2021.

This month rapper and queer activist Anye Elite will be in the city of brotherly love to celebrate gay pride, Juneteenth, and to promote his latest musical release “The Adventures of Bam Bam”.  Elite will be performing tracks from “Bam Bam” at Level Up Bar and Lounge, a black gay-owned bar in center city Philly on Saturday, June 20th, 2021.  Despite releasing “Adventures of Bam Bam” back in 2019, the “Yass Lawt” rapper had to wait until after the pandemic to return to the city that inspired the bold depiction of black gay life.

The EP’s first cut “Broad” named after a major Philadelphian thoroughfare is an uptempo shout out to the night life lived by many in the gayborhood, an area of center city known for its cluster of LGBT establishments.  Despite the references to Philly in his music few people actually know that Elite was born in Philadelphia instead most associate him with his contributions to communities more known for their large gay populations like Palm Springs, California, and Atlanta, Georiga.

The special Juneteenth weekend appearance will occur alongside local Philadelphia activist and entertainer Kevin Mines’ who’s launching his first book “A Life of Lust” detailing his experience as an entertainer.  Level Up Bar and Lounge, the venue hosting the event holds the distinction of being Philly’s first and only black gay-owned bar in the city.

“In the wake of last year’s social justice movement I feel like Juneteenth and Gay Pride are going to be linked for the foreseeable future, so when I heard about Level Up [bar and lounge] I knew this was the place to be”
Anye Elite
Rapper

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