Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ignorant Songs You Should be Listening to but Aren't Listening to Yet #1

Don't fight it, son! It soothes the ignance in your soul...

"WJA3, the Bl-O.G., drop some ignant musical knowledge on me!" - The Fans

Well alright, then...

When I was a teenager in the mid 90s to the early 00's (What is the official term for the last decade? Early oh oh's sounds like what you'd call sex for the 1st 5 minutes), artists were a little bit more subtle in how they serenaded women into the sack. You had songs like Jodeci's Stay where K-Ci and Jo-Jo begged the chick to stay (so they could get the smash. Ralph Tresvant went the route of the sensitive guy, in order to get that smash. Johnny Gill gassed up females with a fake stutter with "My My My" in order to get them in bed. Even back in the day, Teddy Pendergrass was asking for a Love TKO (a polite euphemism for the smash). Fast forward to present day, the music artists aren't quite as subtle with theirs. They don't even need to know how to sing anymore. This leads to the ignorant song that you should be listening to but aren't listening to yet #1, Ms Parker by Young Money.

Lil Weezy & Mack Maine break out the autotune machine where they pretty much repeat for 5 minutes "Ms Parker, Ms Parker, when you gonna let a nigguh fawwwwk? Ms Parker, Ms Parker!" At first, I thought they were talking about Mo'Nique or the little fat girl from Moesha.

While the idea of smashing Mo'Nique is just disgusting & brings up my lunch just thinking about it, the daughter had her good days. I could forgive Young Money for doing a song about her if they wanted to show love to the big girls.

However, after a couple of listens, I realized the song is really reference to Ms. Parker from Friday, who was a milf/cougar before both terms became a part of pop culture.

So why should you be listening to the song? Well first of all, it features Lil’ Wayne, who’s real popular these days. He had to be higher than usual when he created this song, which when you think about it has its own entertainment value considering Weezy is always high. If you want to get real analytical, the song reveals the mindset of dudes when they feel they’ve reached success. Young Money is definitely feeling themselves PAUSE, throwing humility out of the window, and boldly get to the point without all of the pleasantries.

The song itself is very decent musically. It has the 2 ingredients that make folks like a song despite how annoying it is: It has a beat that will make dance and it’s catchy as hell. As we’ve seen throughout rap’s history, you can get away with all kinds of misogyny if the song is hot. Listen to Ms Parker once and you'll be singing for the rest of the day "Ms Parka, Ms Parka....when you gonna let me fawwwwwwwwwk, Ms Parka, Ms Parrrrrrrkah."