Most of the time I don’t even want to entertain ratchetness like this because I refuse to contribute to SEO or publicity. However, sometimes we have to speak up. Kreayshawn and her White Girl Mob have become viral and subsequently, music industry hits. Yep, this is the type of stuff that some of the people I work with (in the industry in general) cosign (and exactly why I’m moving away from music). And sadly, it’s not just the people I work with, it’s some of you out there reading this. There are enough people like it so much that Kreayshawn has a record deal.
Conversely, I have a few other colleagues like BenÃ© Viera and Timmhotep Aku who wrote well thought out succinct editorials about why Kreayshawn of “Gucci Gucci” fame sucks, so I won’t do that here (click on their names to read their respective articles).
But after watching this video of White Girl Mob crew member V-Nasty “defending” her use of the “n-word,” I had to post a brief dedication to the suckery that is hip-hop and internet rappers. But first, watch this compelling argument made by V-Nasty:
Apparently, she uses the n-word because that’s how shyt goes down in Oakland so unless we’ve walked in her shoes, we need to stop hatin. Well said. (*Palms face*)
This is what people like. It’s not even about the artistry it’s about making a spectacle. My heart weeps for not just hip-hop, but entertainment and real artists, especially female rappers. Of all the talented women who could get a buzz, we gravitate to this bullshit. Really? But like I said, I won’t turn this into a full on rant so I digress. But I shall leave you with this expression of how I ruefully like to describe the state of things:
When I first saw this back in 2002 it was funny. Now it’s sad because if someone saw this and didn’t know it was a parody they’d probably think this was real. Smh.