2FACED1.com shows one persons two different faces in photos;
Persona 1: WHAT YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS
Persona 2: WHAT YOU FEAR TO BE CONSIDERED AS
This leads to a discussion about stereotypes and inner fears of getting misunderstood by the surroundings. Thoughts that every thinking modern day person does reflect upon. We're asking every day people from an innercity context where old categories as ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality and class are reassessed, why they choose to look like they do. We’re diggin' deep, peeling off garments, codes and attributes. We’re searching for transnational identities - is the conclusion that we choose whoever we want to be today?!
A 2FACED1 STATE OF MIND
A 2FACED1 is highly aware of existing stereotypes related to your own ethnicity, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and class. You’re trying to avoid them but sometimes also play with them to make people think twice about who you are. Two faced doesn’t mean anything negative here, it explains the double folded view you have on identity if you’re not the existing norm. Self awareness is a gift, because it also helps you to understand other peoples situations better. To be a 2FACED1 is to have the feet in different worlds, be able to move between them but feel rather at home in that space in between. You've stepped out of your comfort zone and has become one of the new identities where ol' categories are mashed up and rootlessness and non-given identity just means major possibilities.
2FACED1 is a state of mind, 2FACED1.com is a display-window for this mindset and the network of 2FACED1 includes all of you progressive non-stereotypes with a double perspective on identity.
Decida - Editor, Founder, Creative Director (Stockholm) Oscar Stenberg - Web, Photography (Stockholm) Linn Marcusson - Writer, Style Assistant (Gypsie's Mega Trip) (Stockholm) Spoek Mathambo - (the Zombo Blog) (Johannesburg) Alex Dabo - ( the Do The Dabo Blog) (Stockholm) Mira Bajagic - Event / Production (London) Pernilla Philip - Design (Amsterdam)
I’m sitting on theFADER.com and other music sites obssesing over the new wave of awsome rappers, rappers like Le1f, Zebra Katz and Mykki Blanco (I know I’m quit late with this). That are both gay and trans-gender, but I get so irretated, no, furious by websites like World Star Hip Hop commenting “This Is What Happens When Rappers Start Admitting Their Gay?” while posting the new video for Le1f’s track “Wut”. Suggesting that coming out, or talking about your sexuality, is spreading since Frank Ocean said it. Like they became gay after that. And indicates that it’s something negative! If something World Star Hip Hop and other authoritative hip hop sites should encourage new rappers like the ones named, because this is the new hip hop wave, this is (hip hop) history in the making. I would actually discuss that this is as epic as when Hip Hop first started, full stop. Realize that. If they keep up with the homophobic (racist) posture, they will loose alot of respect from the new generation. Luckily we’ve got the FADER writing more from a modern day perspective (look at the article list in the end of the post).
Le1f's "Wut" a.k.a my new anthem! So much energy and great dancing in this video, and he rocks the purple hair just like me. #Purpleswag
Zebra (fucking) Katz ft. Njena Reddd Foxxx "Ima Read" this is the best song, makes me walk the runway wherever I am. The spot-on Rick Owens used it for his fall 12 show.
Another thing is that people always seem to label them as GAY-rappers, people seem to always take the easy way out and try to label people as soon as they don’t understand them. If you really are so narrow minded that you even need to label these artists as something, for your mind to not get a mental melt-down, atleast label them as RAPPERS, stupid. As Le1f says “I am gay, and I’m proud to be called a gay rapper, but it’s not gay rap. That’s not a genre. My goal is always to make songs that a gay dude or a straight dude can listen to and just think, This dude has swag.”
And btw, I love you all Le1f, Zebra Katz and (especially you) Mykki Blanco. And I hope that you don’t only gender bend the (hip hop) world, I hope you brake it!!! As I said “Claim space cause people will not just give it to you” *BOOSTING MY EGO*
Mykki Blanco schools the teenagers, and talks artistery and is genrally intellectual. Blanco is the truth! Please come to my school and have a lecture.
Zebra Katz meets the genius Rick Owens (A great inspiration)
Mykki Blanco's new track "WAVVY", my second anthem.
We Invented Swag: NYC's Queer Rap - Pitchfork (A great article from pitchfork about the same artists as I wrote aout. Mykki says that teenagers are the most homophobic because they don't know better, Mykki should meet me! And lot's of 2FACED1 talk, Le1f talks about "room for one". A must read!)
17 year old young intellectual in adidas pants, stereotypophobing on a everyday basis, stuck in the Headquarter Of Stereotyping a. k. a. High School. Who’s physical position is Stockholm/Sweden but has pretty much grown up in a limitless World (Wide Web). I’m an individual in constant evolution, deconstructing myself, going through identity crises daily. Planning my world domination whilst I’m behind the school bench and creating strategies to make it through everyday life, not only how to deal with idiotic teenagers but also a equally idiotic society. I want to share the untold story and thoughts of a young 2FACED1 from the world inbetween.
"Having a laptop instead of a cuddly toy have luckily not made all kids neither Anders Behring Breivik clones nor victims of evil child grooming pedophiles. Some of them have instead used Internet to find other versions of reality compared to the one their school books teach. By taking part in the interactive popcultural moshpit, they have instead created their own (hi)story."