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South African rapper GYRE released Queernomics towards the end of 2017.

Queernomics is divided into five chapters: I am Human, Queer Sex, Love, Black. In each chapter, GYRE and his few guests explore the politics of being a black gay man in South Africa, not without flair and bravado.

He talks about white gays, the white gaze, racism, religion, and many other ills a young black gay man has to deal with in South Africa all with a convincing conviction in his delivery. The rapper's English and IsiZulu raps are equally potent. Read more on

Gyre on Thrash Hits

Future Hits 161: Gyre

October 29th, 2013

Gyre promo photo Thrash Hits

From: New Jersey, USA
Lazy equation: (djent tones x some very, very deep grooves) + an eye and an ear for poetry
URL: Facebook // Bandcamp // Soundcloud

Thrash Hits verdict: Somewhere along the line, it got okay for metal to get thick. Bands spent more time writing songs about smashing beers and various back doors in. That’s all a bit uncouth. Sometimes you need to take a break from all that. Sometimes you need to listen to a band that’s spent more time reading Yeats and Eliot than they have reading the instructions to put together a beer-bong. That band is Gyre. We got one of the band’s guitarists, Ian McCartney, to tell us what’s what.

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