Tuesday, April 22, 2008

MissOgnUs





artist and club rap connoisseur A.M. has put up a mix of her own over on her blog everything is ok, dedicated to lyrical misogyny. its a dialogue i've left off this site for the most part, but one i find myself engaging with on almost a daily basis. i think of the trash talking of most "club rap" tracks to be hyperbolic parody and that allows me to listen to them and not feel like a bad feminist or a bad humanist. but there are some groups (plastic little for one) that sometimes push the envelope more than i'm comfortable with, to the point where they become that which they parody.

this is similar to when there's that moment in a track where you're totally rocking it and then they drop some stupid line ... like the remy ma track "i'm your boo." mad cute, woman rapper showing she can be hard but still in love like see most chicks want to be bonnie and they man be clyde /me i'm the liquor and you just be the ice but then at the end of the verse she's gotta say and i wanna see you doing good i don't wanna get rich and leave you in the hood / in my eyes these other guys dudes are faggots they reason they love me but don't like me because my status .... and i'm just like woman please get out my ipod because nobody talks like that around me. she waited until the end of the third verse to be a dick! i was pissed, i'd totally gotten into it.

rappers who aren't bigots in one way or another can be hard to find sometimes. that's why i love the dirty-talking in your face MCs who take controversial topics and turn up the dial so hard its all you can do to laugh and dance a bit harder.

1 comment:

  1. '..why i love the dirty-talking in your face MCs who take controversial topics and turn up the dial so hard its all you can do to laugh and dance a bit harder.'

    Exactly Bangers and Cash EP is a work of stunningly filthy art. I laughed out loud when i heard this:
    'Brown Bag on your Head
    In Out Lips Split'.

    Feminists would say that the brown bag is being used to transform the woman into a pure vessel - erasing identity.

    Hardcore Bootay Call I guess.

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