I haven’t really had time to update music related things lately, but I’ve been able to write here and there at my other site. I’m going to start linking things here from there I think, because a lot of my close friends still don’t even know about Bears Eat Beats.
““It’s like tumblr made a video,” said one tumblrite, speaking of the white Cali hipster aesthetics of Kreyashawn’s Gucci Gucci.”
Great read. Additionally, Kreayshawn’s flow and patterns remind me of 3rd grade poetry. WACK!!! Substance before imagery, ya’ll. “Swag” is not a substitute for skills.
I also feel as if folks are co-signing her because of her trivial image and they think she is “good, for a girl”. A dope emcee is a dope emcee, male or female. Compare her patterns and rhymes to some of your favorite emcees. Is she still dope to you?
This is actually a bad read. It’s full of the self-referential racial analysis that has plagued much of bell hook’s once indispensable analytics of white supremacy capitalist patriarchy. The writer actually does not address the many “problems” that can be directed at Kraeyshawn and VNasty’s White Girl Mob and the song “Gucci Gucci”. It mires such of her critique in ideas that can be easily refuted and can leave one puzzled at what she is actually trying to say. Yes, Black Women ARE SILENCED in so many ways by WSCP, whether through cultural appropriation or political legislation, but that’s NOT what is occurring with Kraeyshawn and crew. What is occurring is young white women taking the most problematic ideas about what Blackness (male or female) is and performing it in a way that continues to promote this idea of post-race America while negating the complexity of Black identity as Kraeyshawn and her team are validated by “real hood niggaz from East Oakland”. It’s a conversation worth having I just feel it’s unfair for “artist”, good or bad, to bear the weight or be the point of departure for such conversations.
DID DAWGMAN JUST USE THE TERM EMCEE IN A PIECE RELATED TO KREAYSHAWN? GO PLUCK YOUR EYEBROWS TO SOME GANGSTARR ALBUMS SISSY NIGGA.
This is the worst most depressing stuff I have ever seen. All of this writing kind of makes me wish I never listened to music. Using big words doesn’t make your point any more valid, it just makes everything you say ineffective. It’s not hard to see when someone is using the thesaurus.