Choose Your Words Wisely

Posted: August 2, 2012 by Puff in Life, lyrics, Rap
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I wanted to do something a little different, this is not my typical post; but still along with my natural thought process.  Instead of me writing a lengthy post about this subject, I took the exact lyrics from a rapper I listen to.  Lupe Fiasco has been on the rap scene for sometime, and tends to make very thought-provoking songs.  He  has a new song entitled “b*%!h bad,”  that could be very controversial.  It definitely goes against the normal mindset of the popular rapper.  I have taken the liberty of supplying everyone with the lyrics to the song.

I say b*%!h bad, woman good, lady better
Hey, hey, hey, hey

[Verse 1]
Now imagine there’s a shawty, maybe five maybe four
Ridin’ ’round with his mama listening to the radio
And a song comes on and a not far off from being born
Doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong
Now I ain’t trying to make it too complex
But let’s just say shawty has an undeveloped context
About the perception of women these days
His mama sings along and this what she says
“N*#&@s I’m a bad b*%!h , and I’m bad b*%!h
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’ here
First he’s relatin’ the word “b*%!h ” with his mama, comma
And because she’s relatin’ to herself, his most important source of help,
And mental health, he may skew respect for dishonor

B*%!h  bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
(I’m killin’ these b*%!h es)
Uh, tell ‘em
B*%!h  bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
They misunderstood
(I’m killin’ these b*%!h es)

[Verse 2]
Yeah, now imagine a group of little girls nine through twelve
On the internet watchin’ videos listenin’ 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 maleable and probably unmentored
A complicated combination, maybe with no relevance
Until that intelligence meets their favorite singer’s preference
“Bad b*%!h es, bad b*%!h es, bad b*%!h es
That’s all I want and all I like in life is bad b*%!h es, bad b*%!h es”
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 trippin’
They don’t see a paid actress, just what makes a bad b*%!h


[Verse 3]
Disclaimer: This rhymer, Lupe’s not usin’ b*%!h  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 rappin’ they was growin’ 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 b*%!h  and she thinks she a bad b*%!h
He thinks disrespectfully, she thinks of that sexually
She got the wrong idea, he don’t wanna fuck her
He thinks she’s bad at being a b*%!h  like his mother
Momma never dress like that, come out the house, hot mess like that
Ass, titties, 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, b*%!h  don’t play your part
But b*%!h  still bad to her if you say it the wrong way
But she think she a b*%!h , what a double entendre


B*%!h  bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
You’re misunderstood
B*%!h  bad, woman good
Lady better, greatest motherhood
(I’m killin’ these b*%!h es)

I was told a few week back, that I need to check how my use of that word. That statement has really sat with me since then, ironically I heard this song a couple weeks later.  The point that she was making matches hand and and hand with Lupe, we need to be more aware of the way we use this word.  The use of this word has grown to mean something positive, but that has made the word itself more negative on the impact of society.  Once again choose your words wisely, as I make my exit let me go find the “b*%!h es that aren’t b*%!h es.!!”   Now does that make sense?



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