I've been meaning to talk to everybody for awhile about something. What in the heck is going on with poppy rap music these days?!? I used to listen to it all the time - I would play it in my classroom since it was kind of a happy medium that everyone could tolerate. (Well, MOSTLY everyone.) So I used to stay really current and would know all of the songs and actually like some of them. You may or may not find several on my ipod. But now that I'm not working with 15-18 year olds, I don't listen to it that often. However, for some reason my radio was on 96.7 today on the way home from work today and I was reminded what I wanted to blog about.
Let's start with this:
"Sexy Bi#ch" by David Guerra....
"She's nothing like a girl you've ever seen before
Nothing you can compare to your neighborhood hoe
I'm trying to find the words to describe this girl
Without being disrespectful"
Um, sorry David, but you're a little late on the whole "being disrespectful" thing. I appreciate your sentiments in regards to not wanting to compare her to the neighborhood hoe, but seriously.
How about the class-act himself - Lil' Wayne:
"My Room Is The G Spot,
Call Me Mr. Flintstone,
I Can Make Your Bed Rock (oooh..)
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock(oh ho oh...)
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock Girl"
Lil', listen to me. (May I call you Lil?)
A.) The people listening to your music probably don't even know who Fred Flintstone is, unless they still make Flintstone vitamins.
B.) Your room is the G Spot? Did you read these lyrics before you sang them?
C.) I don't know much about street cred, but I'm guessing that this song does NOTHING for yours.
And finally, I heard a mother put her 3 year old on to request the song "LOL Smiley Face" by Trey Songz. The child was singing "lol smiley face, lol smiley face" and I was all, "how cute!" Then I heard the song:
"Shorty just text me, say she want to sex me
LOL smiley face, LOL smiley face
Shorty sent a twitpic saying come and get this,
LOL smiley face, LOL smiley face"
Um, mother of said 3 year old? Perhaps you could throw on a Dora or Backyardigan's cd in lieu of teaching your child about sexting. Then again, I'm not a mom, so maybe I'm way off base.