shering in a sound from the city’s past, Bronx-native transgender rapper Quay Dash released a banging five-track EP titled, ‘Transphobic’. In a feminine voice that evokes toughness, the recording artist makes anthemic-style tracks to celebrate power moves made by women, being a queen, and more. Reminiscent of building hallways that smell like urine and high-speed chases, the Clutch-composed ‘Queen of NY’ makes you move all of your ligaments to the hard-hitting instrumental.
Followed up by a piano-backed track titled ‘Squared Toe Leather’, Quay Dash wrote a song for people who try her. Insinuating that she is “ghetto” and “real”, Dash isn’t one to test. What was most impressive to me is her willingness to be so candid, and mention that her friends “take it in the butt, too.” I’ve heard and supported several LGBTQ artists, but none has been as free and vicious with the flow like Quay Dash.
Personally, my favourite tracks are ‘Queen of NY’ and ‘I Need A Bag’. Stream the full project below.