Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Snoop and leashed women at the 2003 MTV VMA's
Other unexpected collaborators include Young Jeezy and Ne-Yo, who produced a track called "Put This Thing on You." "Normally, I don't make records for the ladies because I like being real derogatory towards the women, but I've been working with Pharrell and getting a little older and wiser," Snoop said. "So what I did on that record was I went and got one of the specialists at making songs for the ladies,'cause I'm kind of, like, lacking on my macking."I think I still have the Doggystyle CD in my childhood bedroom, offensive CD artwork and all. It's mysognist. I know and knew but I held onto it since its a musical marker of a slice of my youth (The future is too bright to call them better days.) Even as I renounced and refused to dance to a host of riduculous songs ("Ugly"-Bubba Sparxxx, "Oochie Wally"-Nas feat. Bravehearts) I still hoisted my drank to "Ain't No Fun." But its a wrap. Negroes been lost they minds. The hull did it. Then the centuries of unfree labor. Then Jim Crow. Then the post civil rights movement de facto bs of now. But this willfull insanity is too fucking much. I mean "I never was a follower of Reverend Butts," to quote Big L,* but damn if Snoop's CD's don't need to be steamrolled. Nothing he participates in will I buy, dance or even nod my head to ("Drop it Like it's Hot" included.) Nor will I allow his name to come out my mouth unless absolutely necessary. He's not worth my breath.
But this isn't about him. It's about a nation of his kindred, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces who casually express their affinity for misogyny daily. Absurdity at its direst.
I'd also like to open up a conversation about the freedom to express oneself by creating a misogynistic character and assuming that persona in one's musical narrative vs. the freedom to to not be aurally assaulted by foolish ass negroes.
* And yes I am aware that approx. 7 lines later in this famed freestyle Big L rhymes "all I got for hoes is hard dick and bubble gum."
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
1. Why does he have to be so extra?
2. Why is he incapable of picking out his own cell phone?
Somebody get Tyra!
Friday, September 08, 2006
Why don't we put energy behind things that might actually make a difference, like a voting holiday so people don't have to try to get off work to vote, or eliminating the electoral college all together? Why is election day on a Tuesday?