Daily Archives: May 2, 2011

Day 2: Your least favourite song #30dsc

I found it very hard to choose a song for this category. There are lots of songs I don’t particularly like, but few I actively dislike. However, there is an entire sub-genre of rap which seems to deal in misogynistic lyrics and degrading images of women. One of the worst examples from a mainstream artist is Girls, Girls, Girls by Jay-Z. I’ve deliberately not looked for a video, but I did look up the lyrics which also cover pretty much every racial stereotype going. It disgusts me that this is the sort of image of women that is being promoted to young people through the music they love.

If you can stomach it the whole thing is below the cut, but I’ve included a sample here:

I got this indian squaw the day that I met her

Asked her what tribe she with, red dot or feather

She said all you need to know is I’m not a ho

And to get with me you better be Chief Lots-a-Dough.

and

I got this young chick, she so immature

She like, “Why you don’t buy me Reeboks no more?”

Like to show out in public, throw tantrums on the floor

Gotta toss a couple dollars, just to shut up her holla.

There are sadly plenty of other similar songs out there, but I’ve used this as an example of the worst side of the genre.

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