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Interesting Message To Society, in Hip-Hop

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Definitely, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    Not sure why I felt compelled to share this, but I was just listening to some new Lupe Fiasco material and saw a societal message greater and more direct than anything I've heard from him. The song is called Bitch Bad, and here's Rap Genius' analysis of the lyrics:
    http://rapgenius.com/Lupe-fiasco-bitch-bad-lyrics (NSFW - a couple times his language is a bit more than "bitch")
    and it seemed too good of a message and so true and relevant to today's society not to share, especially coming from the most disrespected genre there is (and the target of the song).

    Here's the censored lyrics:
    I say bitch bad, woman good, lady better
    Hey, hey, hey, hey

    [Verse 1]
    Now imagine there’s a shorty, maybe five maybe four,
    Ridin’g 'round with his mama listening to the radio,
    And a song comes on and he's not far off from being born,
    Doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong.
    Now I ai'n’t trying to make it too complex
    But let’s just say shorty has an undeveloped context
    About the perception of women these days
    His mama sings along and this what she says
    “N***** I’'m a bad bitch, and I'’m bad bitch
    far above average”
    And maybe other rhyming words like cabbage, and savage,
    And baby carriage, and other things that match it
    Couple of things that are happenin’g here
    First he’s relatin’g the word “bitch” with his mama, comma,
    And because she’s relatin’g to herself, his most important source of help,
    And mental health, he may skew respect for dishonor.

    Bitch bad, woman good
    Lady better, they misunderstood
    (I’m killin’ these bitches)
    Uh, tell ‘em
    Bitch bad, woman good
    Lady better, they misunderstood
    They misunderstood
    (I’m killin’ these bitches)

    [Verse 2]
    Yeah, now imagine a group of girls ages nine through twelve,
    On the internet watching’ videos listening’ to songs by themselves.
    It doesn’t really matter if they have parental clearance,
    They understand the internet better than their parents.
    Now being the interent, the content’'s probably uncensored.
    They’re young, so they'’re malleable, and probably unmentored.
    A complicated combination, maybe with no relevance
    Until that intelligence meets their favorite singer’'s preference
    “"Bad bitches, bad bitches, bad bitches
    That’s all I want and all I like in life is bad bitches, bad bitches”"
    Now let’s' say that they less concerned with him,
    And more with the video girl acquiescent to his whims.
    Ah, the plot thickens
    High heels, long hair, fat booty, slim
    Reality check, I’m not tripping,
    They don'’t see a paid actress, just what makes a bad bitch


    [Verse 3]
    Disclaimer: This rhymer, Lupe'’s not using bitch as a lesson,
    But as a psychological weapon
    To set in your mind and really mess with your conceptions,
    Discretions, reflections, it’'s clever misdirection
    Cause, while I was rapping’ they was growing’ up fast,
    Nobody stepped in to ever slow ‘'em up, gasp,
    Sure enough, in this little world
    The little boy meets one of those little girls,
    And he thinks she a bad bitch and she thinks she a bad bitch
    He thinks disrespectfully, she thinks of that sexually,
    She got the wrong idea, he don’t wanna f*** her,
    He thinks she’'s bad, at being a bitch, like his mother.
    Momma never dress like that, come out the house, hot mess like that
    Ass, t******, dress like that
    All out to impress like that
    Just like that, you see the fruit of the confusion
    He caught in a reality, she caught in an illusion
    Bad mean good to her, she really nice and smart
    But bad mean bad to him, bitch don’t play your part
    But bitch still bad to her if you say it the wrong way
    But she think she a bitch, what a double entendre


    Bitch bad, woman good
    Lady better, they misunderstood
    You’re misunderstood
    Bitch bad, woman good
    Lady better, greatest motherhood

    MODS - if you believe this is too NSFW, please close/delete, thank you,
  2. OPBASSMAN1994


    Jul 30, 2010
    Wow. The language is a bit much for TB, but wow...

    This is good. And it's finally time that someone in the rap world stood up and tried to change the garbage that litters the genre.

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