Things that are wrong with the world Vol. 30


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In the hierarchy of “things the rap game needs”, at the bottom of the list, you will find these things:
3)More rappers in general
2)More white rappers
1)More White girl rappers

This certainly contradicts the hook of Minnesota based rapper ,T-quick. In fact, she’s pretty sure the game desperately needs a white girl. Luckily for her, Iggy Azalea is doing pretty well so , I suppose, that desire has been quenched. But, in case it hasn’t, let’s take a ride.

The irony of this all is that, clearly, there is nothing the game needs less than a white girl. This is not to say white girls can’t rap. There are a few who have popped up in history that were okay. Invincible. Snow the Product, etc…Rappers that, without question had/have skill. But, in this case, “the game” ,as I see it, definitively does not need this particular brand of white girl. A mid western, blonde girl rapping in a thick blackcent , saying words that literally don’t matter on any level. Now, to be fair, this is kinda where lots of rap is heading. It’s style over substance. To blame this one girl for that would be ridiculous. Many equally banal male rappers before her laid this groundwork down, for years. But I think the thing that gets me about her is how much she’s basking in it all. “All white everything” is a phrase she actually says in a rap song about how the game needs a white girl. I’m sure this is not her making a racial point but, jesus christ.
It should also be noted that being white and rapping is no longer a “thing”. It’s not taboo or weird. It’s just a fact of life. So, if you’re existence as a white rapper is pointing out that “Hey, look at me, I’m white AND I rap! I also have a vagina!” , you’re immediately exposing yourself as a hack .

As an old person, I remember when Vanilla Ice came out. Real rap fans/adults Loathed him. Rightfully so. He was a puppet that was created solely to make make money. And he did.
But , amidst all the hate for him as a rapper/entertainer, I feel as though part of the issue was what kind of repercussions he might have down the line.The splash he started would eventually become tidal waves. Sure, the 3rd Bass’s and Beastie Boy’s of the world held it down with integrity back then, but , even at the young age I was when Vanilla Ice happened, I sensed a tension that was more than just “Fuck these white rappers!”. I’d say this T-Quick video is culmination of all those fears. 25 years ago, when Vanilla Ice dropped, somewhere , people were worrying about T-Quick ever existing and they didn’t even realize it. She could be the Terminator of bad white girl rapping, sent back to the future to warn us all of grave danger.
Now, I feel a little bad cause I’m putting this all on her. Just to be clear, she’s a non-factor , in terms of both blame and influence. Her video has a little over 100,000 views so it’s not like this is a movement. I just use her as yet another example of white people getting WAY too comfortable. In reality, she’s harmless. She’s having fun. She’s a blonde sorority looking girl who raps. Cute. But it’s more an overall issue that we’ve gotten to this point where this is okay. That’s the issue. And I don’t mean that in a “she should not be allowed to make music!” kinda way. I mean it in a “So no one’s gonna check this girl?” kinda way. I think that’s my issue. Like I said earlier, I’m old and come from the era of integrity in rap music. I realize this concept is gone to the point of it being corny if you care about that type of thing at all. Hell, Rick ross has made a career out of people not caring about it. But, there was a time, when things like this got policed. Not physically or aggressively. Simply a large group of people say “eh, get the fuck outta here with that bullshit” and it would eventually go away. Those days are gone and I suppose I can accept that. It’s a good thing I’m somewhat removed from having any investment in what “the kids are into” but still…get the fuck outta here with that bullshit.

36 thoughts on “Things that are wrong with the world Vol. 30

  1. Thoughts on Lady Sovereign? I know you are not a fan of British rappers voices in general, but I always thought she had a pretty good flow when she actually tried. I met her briefly after a show and she was drinking like a fish and like 2 feet tall. haha.

    • To be honest, I’ve never heard a white female rapper who I was like “I want to listen to her album”. At best, I hear them and think “oh, she can rap pretty well”. I’d say Lady Sovereign falls into that category. She can rap but it doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest.

  2. I feel she’s the product of some desperate people trying to make some cash. In a quickly guys what sells these days, white girls with ass and derivivative rap music kind of way. She’s popped up, been lured in by the promise of some mullah and an extravagant lifestyle and they’ve written her some terrible songs. People harp on about Iggy Azalea not being legit but this is some next level shit, not to mention that song is in places borderline racist. At the end of the day though if she enjoys what she does and ends up making a living out of it good for her I guess, I’m probably just jealous that I can’t flaunt my hairy ass for cash.

  3. Along the same lines, I barely think any “comediennes” are funny either. There’s only a few like Amy Schumer or Sarah Silverman that I think “yeah she’s pretty funny” (without actually laughing). But still, would never listen/watch their entire special.

    • I don’t agree with that. I think there are a handful of legit funny female comedians who i hold in the same regard as male comedians.They may not be my favorites but I’d certainly watch their specials.

  4. “Women are constantly patting themselves on the back for how difficult their lives are and no one corrects them because they want to fuck ‘em.” – Bill Burr

  5. How about a post about women rappers that aren’t terrible? Because I can’t think of any. Jean Grae has one song that is ok. Aside from that I have 0 femcees in my itunes library.

  6. Jean grey is amazing. And whoever the girl is on the new cunninglynguist cd? Actually I think it’s jean grey. Best verse on the fucking cd

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