Michael Crawford

Gay Boy Sings Like a Black Girl

Filed By Michael Crawford | October 13, 2008 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment
Tags: dance music, gay artists, gay music, Jason Walker

I probably should have kicked this over to Alex for Queer Music Friday, but it is a long way from Friday and Jason Walker is too damn hot!

Check out the video for I Can't Get You Off My Mind and see for yourself:

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Jason got his start performing at the famed Showtime at the Apollo in Harlem. Showtime is a televised talent competition that is far more cutthroat than American Idol could ever hope to be. The show has had performances by music legends including Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Lauren Hill, Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder.

In OhLaLa Mag Jason described his appearance on the show:

It was an amazing experience and one of the best and scariest nights of my life. The audience yelled some really hateful things at me when I walked out on to the stage. Things like "go home white boy". Then I started to sing and everything changed.

Jason, a skinny white gay boy, not only had the cojones to perform before the largely Black and infamously vocal audience, he kicked ass and won the competition. This clip of Jason singing live shows why:

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Post-Showtime Jason hooked up with dance music legend Junior Vasquez and his first album This is My Life generated 5 Top Ten singles on the Billboard dance music chart. In the last couple of years Jason has won a number of awards including the DivaDivo Dance Award and the Just Circuit Award. The video for I Can't Get You Off My Mind directed by Karl Giant, reached #1 four times and remained in the Top 5 for five months on MTV's LOGO channel.

Find out more about Jason Walker at http://www.jasonwalkermusic.com.

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Great music! Thanks for pointing Jason out to us, Michael! I'm buying his album right now...

I wish the videos worked on my computer to watch the second video! I watched the first this morning!

He does sound like a black woman singing; his first song reminds me of early 90s dance music like CeCe Penniston, etc.