Queer Anthem: Micah’s “Did It On ‘Em”

Sebastian’s Team Pick:

So NYC Pride just kicked off. And if you’re looking for a thuggin queer anthem to bump in your Subarus, look no further than the hot new track from my boy Micah.

Micah is an up-and-coming FTM rapper who has been blowing up in Boston’s queer scene. And for good reason – this dude has serious talent, a sexy voice (I said it!), an amazing stage presence, and is unapologetically and vocally queer.

I think Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” failed as a queer anthem for two main reasons: First, it didn’t have enough spunk and power. Second, homegirl ain’t that queer. Micah offers all the spunk and power you could possibly want over a reworked and even bassier instrumental from Nicki Minaj’s “Did It On ‘Em” and you know, he is actually a member of the queer community.

Micah Domingo – Did It On ‘Em by Cluster Mag

Read more about “Did It On ‘Em” by Micah at Cluster Mag which debuted the track on the 20th.

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    • I’m truly sorry if you felt like I was saying being bisexual doesn’t make you queer. Because of course being bisexual is a valid queer identity.

      I have read things she has said in interviews, etc., and I wouldn’t say she has a very liberated way of thinking about gender or sexuality, which is how I define queer. Now feel free to debate me or educate me on that point, but don’t go thinking I don’t have queer love n respect for bisexual people!

    • seconded. she may present as mainly hetero but she has stated that she 1. identifies as bi and 2. has had sex with women, so… it’d say that’s pretty definitively queer, or else i’m not queer either.

      for me the two main reasons that the track “born this way” fails as a gay anthem (besides its general lack of oomph) were 1. the casual use of outdated/inappropriate terms to denote certain races/ethnicities and 2. all the times she namedrops god god god capital-h-i-m. i know not all queers are atheists with homophobic-religious-upbringing-induced chips on their shoulders like i am, but honestly i think you can make a better argument for a person and/or group of people’s human self-worth than “well god made you and he’s omnipotent so there’s nothing wrong with you!” sure, she’s trying to use it to spread a positive, affirming message, but that argument can also be applied to any person on the face of the earth. SERIAL KILLERS ARE BEAUTIFUL IN THEIR WAY ‘CAUSE GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES

  1. I love this song! I saw him preform it at Hampshire College and nearly fainted from the awesomeness. The song is hilarious and bad ass and Micah has THE sexiest voice ever! Also he’s super hot. Queers fuckin’ rule.

    “Voguing on your right and dragging on your right.”

  2. ok ya’ll might kill me for this one but as a lifetime bronx hip hop head:

    i cannot get into ANY queer/les/gay rappers. at all. like i’ve tried and keep tyring but none of it sounds dope to me.

    that being said i’m glad they’re out there doing their thing, mad love, and keep being visible.

    i just can’t bump it and I can barely deal with Nicki’s version of this song.

    i’m kinky but do not ever shit on me. i will slap a hoe.

  3. Given all the division within the queer community, I find that comment about Gaga and the description of her anthem as a fail kinda offensive. Politically queer is queer. Publically queer is queer. Sexual liberation has little to do with the use of her fame to help our community. Plus, it is her fame that makes in an anthem.

    On another note, great song.

  4. I like this but I also like Born This Way.
    I liked Nicki’s version of this but Micah’s voice is totally sexy so he just edges her out imho.

    I still think Lady Gaga tried her hardest and did pretty well. She had good intentions. And I think some of the outdated racial lingo was more due to the rhyme scheme than genuine belief those terms are okay.

    And I think that the religious overtones are pretty important for any queer kids out there who are religious and feel they’re ‘wrong’ – since she’s a religious queer too, I think any message which helps a queer kid out there feel like they’re okay should be encouraged.

    But that’s just me. :)

  5. Um, ok. Call me lame if you want, I do not want to be chanting about defecating on other people. Like, at all. The beat is good, and I especially love the fact that it’s not dance/techno-y.

    So, give me a song that won’t represent queers as incontinent, and I will gladly make it my anthem :)

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