“Took her to my crib, you know I drugged that hoe.”
As part of my degree lends to the psychology behind the behaviours of the human race, I find lyrics (or confessions) similar to the one stated above, quite fascinating. I wonder what goes on in the heads of these teenager “wanna-bees” while they’re rapping in front of the mirror or proposing ideas about their latest track to their makeshift managers. Do they think lyrics like this will sell records? They shouldn’t, right?
For Alphabet Soup this week, I’d like to rant. My rant surrounds the mystery of how these questionable lyrics that are becoming more and more prevalent in music blasting from the car speakers of the douchebag sitting next to me at a red light. A friend of mine posted a video recently, where a few rappers trying to make it big, decided to take a stab at a different topic of music – date rape. As these imbeciles jump from side to side trying to give an illusion of a fun dance party, the more and more you listen to the song, the more you think: WTF? Because apparently, “shawty dropped a molly” but he “just drugged that hoe.” When did this become okay? I understand that every topic has pretty much been covered in terms of having material to write about, but I think it’s safe to say that date rape isn’t very appropriate to be singing about – whether you’re an aspiring artist or an artist altogether.
As much as I love a good beat and can appreciate the sounds (just as easily as I can appreciate a good lyric), I feel that the lyrics are getting lost nowadays behind a “considerably decent” beat. At first glance, you might think “Hey, I could actually shake my thang to this song,” but upon closer inspection it is clear that these songs are nothing more than vile confessions, that under different circumstances, would probably have you brought in for questioning at police headquarters.
I’m not just talking about this song alone. This is just an extreme example to illustrate that OUR SOCIETY HAS COMPLETELY LOST IT. And to make things even better, it seems as if the target of most of these profanities are females. I wouldn’t classify myself as a feminist, but I think it’s fair to say that a majority of females agree with me on this one: we are not objects. Putting lyrics about “drugging that hoe” and a man that “ain’t trying to love you, just f*** you instead” (from “Drank in My Cup” Kirko Bangz) sends a completely wrong message to younger generations. The proof is in the pudding, as the teens ranting about date rape in this song, can’t be older than my younger sisters…
I know where there is a demand, there is a product. Clearly these songs are getting play, because they are continuously being made. Maybe if we stop supporting such negative music, these people will start to get the message. Lupe Fiasco wrote a song a few months back that sums this all up in 5 minutes and 35 seconds. We need to start sculpting our future generations to be better. Making music about killing others, females being nothing more than objects, and other nonsense, are the reasons why I’m shaking my head at more than 60% of the headlines coming from CP24.
Think before you speak people.