Billy Dean Thomas, AKA “The Queer B.I.G” is a  Hip-hop recording artist and producer born and raised in Harlem, . BillyDean challenges the music industry with , BillyDean Thomas has been described as a blend between “The Roots and Rage against the Machine. ” After sharing their story on ABC’s The View but currently residing in Bostonquick witted punchlines that highlight intersectional feminism, social justice and growing up in a gentrified city. Recently named one of NPR’s 2020 Slingshot Artists to Watchthey were nominated for four Boston Music awards and are featured as a songwriter for a grammy nominated album, about gender justice, titled “The Love”. Currently, they are an artist fellow of the City of Boston, a recipient of the Brother Thomas Fellowship, and the first Hip Hop musician to be invited as a resident artist at MASS MOCA studios. They have been featured in the Boston Globe, WBUR, WGBH, and have performed at venues such as The House of Blues, Grand Point North Festival and Spotify.