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Hip-Hop's Secret Side

The popular image of a hip hop star is that of a cool, gangsta-type brother with a swagger that drives women wild. But according to Terrance Dean, author of the new book Hiding in Hip-Hop, being gay in the scene means a life of denial.

Farai Chideya talks with Dean - who doesn't kiss and tell - but does raise the question: why do powerful black men still have to hide their sexuality?

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