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32 Musical Artists You Can Support if You Care About Media Representation

Alright, we can all have endless debates about whether Taylor Swift is feminist or not, but the best way to make sure we see progressive representation in music is to actually listen to and support marginalized artists. I have a massive music library, so here are a few musicians I’ve picked out for people looking to support artists who are LGBTQ, racial/religious minorities, disabled, or otherwise underrepresented in their various genres. Please feel free to pass it around and add to it! I don’t listen to these artists because they’re [insert marginalized status here], I listen to them because I believe each of them is a talented musician deserving of exposure and each of them has at least a handful of excellent songs. Some of them create art that specifically deals with minority status. Some do not. I cannot guarantee that none of them have said or done awful things any more than I can anyone else who I only know through listening to their music; I also cannot say that they haven’t done great things.

The Internet A project by Odd Future collaborators Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians, The Internet is a hip-hop neo-soul group, slickly produced and with huge, foreboding atmospheres. Syd tha Kyd is an openly gay woman of Jamaican descent. Their most recent album, ‘Ego Death’, was released this year. Listen to: “Get Away”

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Angel Haze At the age of only 23, Angel Haze already has an extensive discography of mixtapes, on which they rap with dexterous flow and fierce conviction with pop-friendly choruses. Angel most famously did their own cover of Eminem’s ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’ in which they detail their childhood sexual abuse in gut-wrenching detail. They are a genderqueer artist of African and Native-American descent. They have a new mixtape, Back to the Woods, coming out September 14th. Listen: “Werkin’ Girls”
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Antony & the Johnsons/Anohni One of the most prominent transgender musicians in the indie scene, Antony’s milky, dolorous voice has been her calling card for her erudite chamber-pop since 2000. She is currently working on an album under the name Anohni. Listen: “Hope There’s Someone”
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Samantha Crain Samantha Crain makes plaintive and delicate music that straddles the line between folk and alt rock while telling detailed stories of the American working class. Her new album, 'Under Branch & Thorn & Tree’, came out this year. She is of Choctaw heritage. Listen: “Elk City”
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Torres Brooklyn artist Torres’ new album, Sprinter, is a nine-song tour de force about religion, adulthood, anxiety and homoeroticism. She is currently touring with Garbage. Listen: “Strange Hellos”
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FKA twigs
FKA twigs is a British musician and dancer whose sparse, sensual electronic music is at the forefront of a new incarnation of R&B. She is of Jamaican and Spanish descent. She recently released an EP titled 'M3LL155X’. Listen: “Two Weeks”
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It brings to mind a conversation I recently had with my friend Antony [Hegarty], the singer. He had been listening to my record, and he said something interesting, he said : “When everything fails, you can always just go back home.”

That made me think. Yes, it’s true. I went back to Iceland and wrote a record. I could do that—I am incredibly fortunate. There are so many people here [gestures out the window, at Manhattan] who, if they have a bad year or something, simply cannot go home—there is no “home” to return to. A lot of Antony’s friends are transgender, people who have been ostracised from the communities they come from. New York is like a collection of all of America’s outcasts. They all flee here. So, I thought that was an interesting point of view, this idea that we from Iceland can allow ourselves to be a little more daring ; if everything fails, we can just go home.

—  Björk recognizing the privilege she has being able to “go back home” to Iceland, 2015

“CRISIS” / ANOHNI / HOPELESSNESS / 2016

Crisis
If I killed your father
With a drone bomb
How would you feel?

Crisis
If I killed your mother
With a drone bomb
How would you feel?

Father
If I killed your children
With a drone bomb
How would you feel?

Crisis
If I tortured your brother
In Guantanamo
I’m sorry

I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry

Now you’re
Cutting heads off
Innocent people
On TV

Daughter
If I filled up your mass graves
And attacked your countries
Under false premise

I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry

I’m sorry, I’m sorry
Crisis
If I killed your father
With a drone bomb
How would you feel?

Crisis
If I killed your mother
With a drone bomb
How would you feel?

Father
If I killed your children
With a drone bomb
How would you feel?

Crisis
If I tortured your brother
In Guantanamo
I’m sorry

I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry

Now you’re
Cutting heads off
Innocent people
On TV

Daughter
If I filled up your mass graves
And attacked your countries
Under false premise

I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry

Ooooh-oooh
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
Ooooh-oooh
I’m sorry, please, please
I’m sorry, yeah
Ooooh-oooh

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Antony is now Anohni and this song is lovely.

“4 Degrees” // Anohni // 2015

SUPERFRUIT “EVERYONE! HERE’S A GOOD SONG!-”SONG LIST

All the songs that Scott and Mitch have suggested on Superfruit to date. From the Latest video to the First video.

EP: SPEECH JAMMER CHALLENGE
Published: 02/23/16

SCOTT: “Wild Things” - Alessia Cara
MITCH: “Consideration (ft. SZA)” - Rihanna

EP: SUPER BOWL RECAP
Published: 02/09/16

SCOTT: “Formation” - Beyonce
MITCH: “James Joint” - Rihanna

EP: GUESS THE FETISH 
Published: 02/02/16

SCOTT: “Desperado” - Rihanna
MITCH: “Sad Fuzz” - TY Segall

EP: HOW TO TALK TO CUTE INTIMIDATING BOYS
Published: 1/19/16

SCOTT: “Stressed Out” - Twenty One Pilots
MITCH: “Burnt Rice” - Shawn Wasabi

EP: WHICH MEMBER OF PTX ARE YOU?
Published: 12/22/16

SCOTT: “Amanamonesia” - Chairlift
MITCH: “Arterial” - Lusine

EP: HOLIDAY HEADS UP
Published: 12/15/15

SCOTT: “The First Noel” - Pentatonix
MITCH: “FloriDada” - Animal Collective

EP: SANTA IS A DADDY BEAR
Published: 12/08/15

SCOTT: “Million Years Ago ” - Adele
MITCH: “4 Degrees” - Antony Hegarty

EP: SUPERFRUIT REACTING TO PENTATONIX ON THE SING-OFF
Published: 12/01/15

SCOTT: “Love Yourself” - Justin Beiber 
MITCH: “Broken Flowers” - Danny L Harle

EP: SCOTT’S SCRUFF
Published: 11/10/15

SCOTT: “Just For Now” - Pentatonix 
MITCH: “California” - Grimes

EP: OUR SPOOKY GHOST STORY
Published: 10/27/15

SCOTT: “Bad Blood” - Nao 
MITCH: “Stringy Acid” - Orbital

EP: PENTATONIX PHOTOBOOTH DANCE PARTY
Published: 10/20/15

SCOTT: “Misbehavin’” - Pentatonix 
MITCH: “New Years Day” - Pentatonix

EP: MITCH’S PLUMP BUTT
Published: 10/06/15

SCOTT: “Moving Mountains” - Disclosure 
MITCH: “Msmsmsm” - SOPHIE

EP: CAN’T SLEEP LOVE SHAZAM PARTY
Published: 09/29/15

SCOTT: “Downtown” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
MITCH: “Hotline Bling” - Drake

EP: SCÖMÌCHE IS REAL
Published: 09/15/15

SCOTT: “Reflections” - Misterwives 
MITCH: “Pocket Piano” - Kink

EP: VMA’s 2015 RECAP
Published: 09/01/15

SCOTT: “Kiss Me Quick” - Nathan Sykes 
MITCH: “Koi” - Le1f

EP: SEEING EACH OTHER NAKED
Published: 08/18/15

SCOTT: “Call Your Girlfriend” - Erato 
MITCH: “Isla Margarita” - Sunny Lax

EP: LEARNING THE LION KING OPENING THEME
Published: 08/11/15

SCOTT: “Keep It Movin’” - Empire Soundtrack  
MITCH: “Tom’s Diner” - Giorgio Moroder & Britney Spears

EP: BUBBLE
Published: 08/04/15

SCOTT: “Leash” - Tink  
MITCH: “Cheer Up, My Brother” - HNNY

EP: YOGA CHALLENGE
Published: 07/28/15

SCOTT: “Can’t Sleep Love” - Pentatonix  
MITCH: “Rule The World” - LIZ (Prod. by SOPHIE)

EP: JUSTIN BEIBER’S BUTT
Published: 07/21/15

SCOTT: “Million” - Tink  
MITCH: “Abrasive” - Ratatat

EP: REACTING TO OUR FIRST VLOG
Published: 07/14/15

SCOTT: “Teammate” - Huxlee  
MITCH: “Will You Dance?” - The Bird & The Bee

EP: HELIUM WITH HANNAH HART
Published: 07/07/15

SCOTT: “Invincible” - Kelly Clarkson 
MITCH:  “Re:Up” - Rationale   
HANNAH:  “Weight In Gold” - Gallant

EP: BE YOU!!!
Published: 06/30/15

SCOTT: “Anyway” - Tori Kelly  
MITCH: “Heard It On The Radio” - The Bird & The Bee

EP: REACTING TO PENTATODRIX
Published: 06/23/15

SCOTT: “Expensive (ft. Daye Jack)” - Tori Kelly   
MITCH: “Where’s My Man? ” - Eartha Kitt

EP: THE BEAN BOOZLED CHALLENGE
Published: 06/16/15

SCOTT: “Only One” - Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney  
MITCH: “Crush Ambien” -  Mirror to Mirror

EP: SUPERFRUIT IS IN JAPAN! o((*^▽^*))o
Published: 06/09/15

SCOTT: PTX Original Album Rough Demos 
MITCH: “Snow Globe” - Dux Content

EP: WE DID DRAG (ft. WILLAM BELLI)
Published: 05/26/15

SCOTT: “Ride For A.I.D.S” - Willam Belli
MITCH: “Thick Thighs” - Willam Belli

EP: LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL
Published: 05/19/15

SCOTT: “Bad Blood” - Taylor Swift  
MITCH: “We Are Not Alone” - Basement Jaxx

EP: MX. MITCH GRASSI
Published: 05/12/15

SCOTT: LCD Soundsystems 
MITCH: “Birthday” - TheSugarCubes 

EP: ADDRESSING DRESSES (MET GALA 2015)
Published: 05/05/15

SCOTT: “Unbreakable” - Tori Kelly  
MITCH: “Video Games (Kill Them With Colour Remix)” - Lana Del Rey

EP: R.I.P IT OR SHIP IT
Published: 04/28/15

SCOTT: “Ain’t Nobody” - Felix Jaehn  
MITCH: “Satisfaction” - Eve

EP: EMOJI TAG
Published: 04/21/15

SCOTT: “American Oxygen” - Rihanna  
MITCH: “Gosh” - Jamie XX

EP: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Published: 04/14/15

SCOTT: “Take U There (ft. Kiesza) [Missy Elliott Remix]” -  Skrillex & Diplo
MITCH: “I Had This Thing (Sebastian Remix)” - Royksopp

EP: MITCH’S NIPPLES
Published: 04/07/15

SCOTT: Independent Woman (Kill Them w/ Colour Remix)
MITCH: “ Complétement fou” - Yelle

EP: FIXING OUR FLAWS
Published: 03/24/15

SCOTT: “Energy” - Drake 
MITCH: “Straps” - RABIT

EP: LIVE NUDE GIRLS
Published: 03/11/15

SCOTT: “Build It Up” - Kero Kero Bonito  
MITCH: “Slowly” - Susanne Sundfor

EP: SUPERFRUIT REACTS TO TEENS REACTING TO PENTATONIX
Published: 03/03/15

SCOTT: “Where Are U Now” - Diplo & Skrillex (ft. Justin Beiber)  
MITCH: “Moteur Action” - Yelle (SOPHIE & A.G. Cook Remix)

EP: DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN (ft. RICKY DILLON)
Published: 02/17/15

SCOTT: “Nobody Love” - Tori Kelly 
MITCH: “Echo” - Trevor Moran
RICKY DILLON: Fifth Harmony’s Album “Reflections”

EP: WE WON A GRAMMY!!!
Published: 02/11/15

SCOTT: “Feelin’ Myself (ft. Beyonce)” - Nicki Minaj  
MITCH: “Lips” - Marian Hill

EP: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
Published: 02/03/15

SCOTT: “F.U.N.” - Spongebob Squarepants  
MITCH: “Best Day Ever” - Spongebob Squarepants

EP: CHUFTER
Published: 01/13/15

SCOTT: “Mascara” - Jazmine Sullivan  
MITCH: “Days With You (Sweater Beats Remix)” - Snakehips

EP: THE BEYONCE CHALLENGE (ft. MAMRIE HART)
Published: 12/16/14

SCOTT: “Moules Frites” - Stromae 
MITCH: “Every Night” - Hannah Diamond 
MAMRIE: “Monster Mash” - Literally Who Knows

EP: PUNK EDITS IN REAL LIFE
Published:  12/09/14

SCOTT: “Opera of the Bells” - Destiny’s Child  
MITCH: “Contemporary” - Dreamtrak

EP: PET PEEVES PART TWO (ft. Todrick Hall)
Published: 12/02/14

SCOTT: “Santa Tell Me” - Ariana Grande 
MITCH: “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” - Pentatonix
TODRIK: “Lips Are Movin’” - Meghan Trainor  

EP: TUMBLR TAG
Published: 11/18/14

SCOTT: “All Hands on Deck” - Tinashe  
MITCH: “Sordid Affair” - Royksopp

EP: SAY ANYTHING CHALLENGE
Published: 11/11/14

SCOTT: “Heavy Metal & Reflective” - Azealia Banks  
MITCH: “Surrounded” - Ryan Hemsworth w/ Kotomi & Doss

EP: PUKING & BREAKING THINGS
Published: 10/28/14

SCOTT: “Bad Blood” - Taylor Swift  
MITCH: “This” - Oliver Heldens & Sander Van Doorn

EP: THE BACKWARDS GAME
Published: 10/21/14

SCOTT: “That’s Christmas to Me” - Pentatonix  
MITCH: “Winter Wonderland/Don’t Worry Be Happy” - Pentatonix (ft. Tori Kelly)

EP: I’M UNCOMFORTABLE
Published: 10/07/14

SCOTT: “Tous Les Memes” - Stromae  
MITCH: “Monument (The Inevitable End Version)” - Royksopp & Robyn

EP: PTX VOL. III DANCE PARTY!!!
Published: 09/23/14

SCOTT: All of PTX Vol.3  
MITCH: Sophie (Live @ Boiler Room)

EP: REACTING TO OLD PICTURES
Published: 09/16/14

SCOTT: PTX Vol.3 & The new PTX Christmas Album  
MITCH: “Always On” - Death From Above 1979

EP: WHICH MEMBER OF PENTATONIX IS IT?
Published: 09/09/14

SCOTT: “La La Latch” - Pentatonix  
MITCH: “ Won’t K (SOPHIE Remix)” - Paris Suit Yourself

EP: POKEMON PICTIONARY
Published: 09/02/14

SCOTT: “Be My Baby” - Ariana Grande 
MITCH: “Hey QT” - QT

EP: Q&SLAUGHTER
Published: 08/26/14

SCOTT: “Yours Truly, Rosa” - Singers Unlimited  
MITCH: “Friendly Man” - The Free Design

EP: PANORAMIC PHOTO TAG
Published: 08/19/14

SCOTT: “Best Mistake” - Ariana Grande 
MITCH: “Flicker” - Porter Robinson

EP: ONE YEAR CHANNELVERSARY
Published: 08/12/14

SCOTT: “Problem” - Pentatonix  
MITCH: “Lemonade” - SOPHIE

EP: THE KATYLOGUES
Published: 08/05/14

SCOTT: “Flawless (Remix)” - Beyonce & Nicki Minaj  
MITCH: “Pendulum” - FKA Twigs

EP: READ MY LIPS
Published: 07/29/14

SCOTT: “2 On” - Tinashe 
MITCH: “I Wanna Be Down (Remix)” - Brandy

EP: HELLO BONJOUR HOLA KONICHIWA
Published: 07/22/14

SCOTT: “Papaoutai” - Stromae  
MITCH: “Your Nails Look So Pretty” - Hot Sugar

EP: AMAZING PICK UP LINES
Published: 07/15/14

SCOTT: “Bo$$” - Fifth Harmony  
MITCH: “Another World” - The Chemical Brothers 

EP: SUPERLOVE
Published: 07/08/14

SCOTT: “Break Free” - Ariana Grande & Zedd  
MITCH: “Apollo” - Disclosure

EP: KARAOKE GAME
Published: 07/01/14

SCOTT: “Empire” - Shakira  
MITCH: “We Share Our Mother’s Health (Shaken Up Version)” - The Knife

EP: 50 TERRIBLE CELEBRITY IMPRESSION
Published: 06/24/14

SCOTT: “Pilot Jones” - Frank Ocean  
MITCH: “The Way I Feel” - Doss

EP: NATURE IS AMAZING
Published: 06/18/14

SCOTT: “Stay With Me” - Sam Smith  
MITCH: “Meeker Warm Energy” - Lone

EP: DIARRHEA WYATT
Published: 06/10/14

SCOTT: “Together” - Disclosure, Nile Rogers, Sam Smith  
MITCH: “Meow” - Anamanguchi

EP: TRY NOT TO LAUGH
Published: 06/03/14

SCOTT: “Rather Be” - Clean Bandit (ft. Jess Glynne)  
MITCH: “Melba’s Call” - Bok Bok

EP: SUPERMAISIE (ft. MAISIE WILLIAMS)
Published: 05/20/14

SCOTT: “Dumb” - Jazmine Sullivan 
MITCH: “You’re Not The One (Cid Rim Remix)” - Sky Ferriera 
MAISIE: Gardna

EP: 2 TRUTHS & A LIE
Published: 05/13/14

SCOTT: “The Bridge” - Arora  
MITCH: “Hey Life” - tUnE-yArDs

EP: AMERICAN V. EUROPE
Published: 05/06/14

SCOTT: “4.22” - Jeff Sontag  
MITCH: “Do It Again” - Royksopp & Robyn

EP: Q&A/ MERCH STORE
Published: 04/29/14

SCOTT: “Problem (ft. Iggy Azalea)” -  Ariana Grande
MITCH: “Dreams (ft. Beyonce)” - Boots

EP: MORE LIKELY TO… 
Published:  04/22/14

SCOTT: “Lost” - Frank Ocean  
MITCH: “The Shy” - Pional

EP: WHY BEYONCE IS QUEEN 101
Published: 04/15/14

SCOTT: “Start Over” - Beyonce  
MITCH: “Hi Hat (ft. Populous)” - Teebs

EP: PHOTOBOOTH CHALLENGE PART 2
Published: 0/08/14

SCOTT: “Wildfire” - SBTRKT  
MITCH: “Dragon Drop” - Kodiak

EP: BOYFRIEND TAG
Published: 04/01/14

SCOTT: “Life Around Here” - James Blake  
MITCH: “Sleep Sound” - Jamie XX

EP: NOSTALGIA
Published: 03/25/14

SCOTT: “Like The Morning Dew” - Laura Mvula  
MITCH: “Money On My Mind” - Sam Smith

EP: SLEEPING NAKED (Q&A)
Published: 03/04/14

SCOTT: “No Angel” - Beyonce  
MITCH: “&&&&” - Arca

EP: 101 WAYS TO DITCH YOUR FRIENDS
Published: 02/25/14

SCOTT: “Euphoria” -  Loreen
MITCH: “Fountains” - Iamamiwhoami

EP: RELATIONSHIP ADVICE 
Published: 02/18/14

SCOTT: “Drunk In Love” - Beyonce  
MITCH: “Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Edition)” - Teedra Moses

EP: WYATT BLUE GRASSI-HOYING 
Published: 12/10/13

SCOTT: “Snow In California” - Ariana Grande  
MITCH: “Something About You” - Dormik

EP: BLACK FRIDAY
Published: 12/03/13

SCOTT: “Say Something” - A Great Big World  
MITCH: “Evening Ceremony” - Active Child

EP: EUROPE 2013/Q&A
Published: 11/19/13

SCOTT: “Little Drummer Boy” - Pentatonix  
MITCH: “Swine” - Lady Gaga

EP: SUPERFRUIT IN SPACE
Published: 11/12/13

SCOTT: “Dear No One” - Tori Kelly  
MITCH: “Double Bubble Trouble” - M.I.A

EP: ZAC EFRON & SALMON
Published: 10/22/13

SCOTT: Rozzi Crane  
MITCH: “Tennis Court” - Lorde

EP: HEADS UP!
Published: 10/01/13

SCOTT: “Dark Horse” - Katy Perry
MITCH: “Gunshotta” - Machinedrum 

EP: TIME TO TWERK
Published: 09/10/13

SCOTT: “Baby I” - Ariana Grande
MITCH: “Faces (Proxy Remix)” - M MAchine

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Oscars denied trans singer Anohni a chance to perform

Anohni, a trans singer who previously performed under the name Antony Hegarty, became the second transgender singer to receive an Oscar nomination, for her song “Manta Ray,” for the documentary Racing Extinction. Yet, a nomination is all the history that will be made: Hegarty will not be appearing onstage at the Oscars on Sunday. Meanwhile, a well-known rock star not even nominated for any music, will.

El 24 de noviembre de 1944 nace James Lawrence Slattery, conocida después y hasta su muerte como Candy Darling, una ‘Warhol Superstar’, musa del susodicho artista, y actriz de algunas de sus películas, Flesh (1968), Women in Revolt (1971). Murió a sus 29 años, de leucemia, causada por las hormonas de feminización.

November 24th 1944, James Lawrence Slattery was born, later known as Candy darling, Warhol Superstar and muse of that artist and actress of some of his movies, Flesh (1968), Women in Revolt (1971). She died when she was 29 years old, of leukimia caused by the hormones she took to transition.

Hey I know everyone’s still upset about #OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsSoMale and Carol got snubbed and whatnot but, kind of a big deal, a transwoman named Antony Hegarty got nominated for Best Song (“Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction, a bizarrely beautiful song), making her, I believe, the first openly trans person nominated for an Oscar. So that’s really awesome.