Katastrophe: Hip Hop Against the Grain

If you have not heard Katastrophe’s name yet, you will. With an LP in the works and a European tour under his belt, this 25-year-old FTM (Female to Male) emo-hop (that’s hip hop with emotion) artist is on the verge of making it big. Or, that’s the word on the streets.

Katastrophe, also knows as Rocco Kayiatos, sat down to talk to WireTap after a recent performance at Genderblast, an event sponsored by San Francisco’s Youth Gender Project. Here, the artist discusses his music, his role in the queer community and the future of transgender youth in the public sphere.