Thursday, January 14, 2010
Rap music is a dynamic artform with many different genres. Some rap music is political in nature. Some is all about the upliftment of women and feminism. Some is about learning your history and re-enforcing strong black self-image.
And some of it, well, some of it is just plain sexist trash with no redeeming social value, but catchy beats and hooks. For the record, back when I did club, I heard each of the following songs hundreds of times, but I never, never, ever saw one woman shake her head in disgust and flee the dance floor in anger. Not once.
With no further ado, my favorite Sexist Club Bangers.
AMG - "B*tch Betta Have My Money"
Man, what can you say about this song? To this day, one of my most vivid memories of this early 90's West Coast Classic was that there was no proper radio edit. This song would run all day on my HBCU's radio station, with the offensive words on full display. No "itchbay" or none of that, just "b*tch betta have my money... B*****TCH!".
Snoop Doggy Dogg ft. The Dogg Pound- "It Ain't No Fun"
Admit it, the first time you heard this, you thought it was a really cool R&B song. Then you started listening to Nate Dogg, and realized it was anything but. This song, unlike the others, can't possibly be played on the radio. It's virtually impossible.
Akinyele - "Put It In Your Mouth"
Much like the other songs on this list, the lyrics to this make me cringe, but the beat is so infectious, you have to just turn your brain off.
Question: Got any other Sexist Club Bangers you wanna add to the list. Ladies, when you hear these songs, what is your usual reaction?
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