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The 'Chozen' Ones: Eight Real-Life Gay Rappers — VIDEOS

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In today's post-Seth MacFarlane world, one goes into each new animated show expecting a rapid-fire assault of low-brow, aggressively offensive humor, all in the name of "envelope pushing." So when FX announced Chozen, a new animated series starring SNL's Bobby Moynihan as the titular gay rapper fresh out of prison, it was easy to assume the character's sexuality was going to be the source of most of the humor.

ChozenAfter seeing the first five episodes (the first premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on FX), that's not exactly the case. Chozen's redemption story is definitely crass, but mostly due to his own arrested development, and not his sexual orientation. The show's still not very good (it doesn't quite have the heart of Bob's Burgers, nor the off-the-wall charms of Archer), but it's not nearly as terrible as the promos indicated. 

Don't be mistaken, the series won't be up for a GLAAD award any time soon. However, it was striking how at no point do any of Chozen's friends suggest Chozen's orientation (or his explicit lyrics) could prevent his success.

Then again, why would they? Gay rappers are nothing new. Blending sex and humor, they've got more skills than Chozen (and are often at least twice as funny).

Check out six of our favorite gay rappers' (mostly work-unfriendly) videos, AFTER THE JUMP

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WILL SHERIDAN: Out hip-hopper's new video "Blind".

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Will Sheridan Showcases Solar Flair in 'Here Comes the Son': VIDEO

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Will Sheridan, the former Villanova basketball player-turned musician, who came out of the closet last May, is about to drop his debut album G.I.A.N.T. "Here Comes the Son" is the debut single and video.

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Former Villanova Basketball Star and Musician Will Sheridan:
'I'm Gay'

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Former Villanova basketball player turned musician Will Sheridan comes out of the closet in a lengthy article at ESPN.

Writes Dana O'Neil: Sheridan

He's an athlete, a former Division I basketball player who was good enough to start for most of his four seasons, pivotal seasons as the Wildcats blossomed into a national power.

He's a musician, with a video ("Welcome to the Jungle") that has gone mini-viral on YouTube and another one ("302") about to drop this week.

He's an artist, a performer who is packing the club scene in New York, people responding to both his music and his message. He's a businessman, a manager at a world-renowned fashion retailer.

And he happens to be gay.

"I'm trying to have a voice and I want that voice to reach as many people as it can," he said. "I mean, look at me. I'm black. I'm gay. I'm like a quadruple minority and I feel like a little piece of me resides in everybody. Maybe there's a kid out there who doesn't think he's OK and he can look at me and say, 'OK, he played college basketball. He went overseas. He has a music career and now he's living his life. Now he's who he wants to be and he's happy and confident and comfortable.' It's my responsibility to talk about that."

Check out the rest of the article HERE.

Watch an interview with ESPN's Bob Ley and Sheridan's music video for "Welcome to the Jungle", AFTER THE JUMP...

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