Boy Pussy Riot

 

Rampaging activist Marc Downe ‘rights the wrongs of the wronged by being right’. He says.

Something is happening in the world of hip hop. A new hopper has thrown his fedora into the ring and it is downright fabulous. He is out and proud and goes by the name Fly Young Red, and has the rest of the industry seeing just that; red. Since the ‘dropping’ of his first single, “Throw That Boy Pussy“, there has been an outpouring (no pun intended) of befuddlement within the social music review network. Some comments have been supportive and think he is justified to be ‘misogaynistic‘ as straight rappers have been misogynistic, but most comments are skewed toward the bigoted and silly.

Throw That Boy Pussy” is about a time when young Mister Red saw a boy in a club and wanted to ‘tap that’. In an interview given to the Huffington Post, he mentions that he wrote the song purely for gay men who like hip hop but don’t want to twerk about chicks with big butts, they want to twerk about boys with big butts, and fair enough, really.

The song and accompanying clip are not good. I watched and listened and was basically unimpressed with either the lyrics or the sight of fit, black men twerking their rather hefty behinds. To be fair, I have never enjoyed a song and clip about sexy girls twerking and rubbing their twerkers up against me either, but booty is in the twerk of the beholder so I just grin and bear it.

Hip hop has had an interesting evolution from the ghetto days of DJ Kool Herc to the radio plays of Kanye Kardashian. It once represented a proud fisting to the establishment, and gave expression for street rappers to amplify points of view to a wider audience in melodic and beat-iful ways.

It has now metastasized into a commercial farce of dumbed-down prose and bouncing bodies that will never regain the importance it once held to challenge ideas. Modern male rappers have this cosmetic machismo that is sickening and, unfortunately for the young people who idolize them, dangerously sexist and bigoted. They give off airs of tacky wealth, studliness, and heterosexuality that no man can, or should, try to emulate. Even though Mr. Red’s song is bad, despite the catchy beats, he may have unwittingly thrust his boy pussy onto a stage where we may once again use rap and hip hop to change a societies beliefs from the ignorant to the un-ignorable.

Brava, Mr. Red.

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Much more than just a hairdo, he is hip and groin. He was one of the founding members of the now defunct ChristianFondle.com, and believes that disco music was made to make you dance. He once wore a pair of shoes, and nothing will stop him from breathing but sweet, sweet death.

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