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How Rubby Valentin Represents Latinx & Queer Identities in His Genre-Mixing Music

'I don't think it's important for people to see me in what I'm doing, I do think it's important for other people to feel like they can do whatever they want.' - Rubby Valentin isn't interested in standing on a soapbox, he's busy making space for other queer rappers of color to explore their craft. Growing up in Washington Heights, in NYC in a Dominican, working class family, Rubby Valentin struggled to love himself as a queer young man. He spent the early years of his life hating his identity.