I'm feeling rather antagonistic today so...I think I'll partially co-sign this evening.
I was blog hopping around when I stumbled on this video on Playahata.
Atlanta/New Orleans rapper Miss Aisha Sekhmet is one very raw female rapper but inquiring minds are asking in this era of “free speech” if the Lil Wayne’s,Khia and Lil Kim’s of the world can get a record deal why can’t she be heard? Not advocating just asking the obvious.This song is an answer to a song called “Five Star B!tch” by an artist named Yo Gotti. So Aisha concluded that “I guess your mothers our Five Star b!tches and black men are the biggest joke on the planet.”
I thought, "oh dear" but I clicked anyway because first there aren't enough female MCs in the game I feel, and second, damn I was curious okay?
So...I don't have any lyrics & my laptop speakers are determined to remix everything I play so I can't discuss the song as thoroughly, so here's a few superficial thoughts...
For instance, I'm kind of on the fence. I definitely understand where she's coming from--I got out of it, it's not about hating black men or hating on anyone's hustle, it's about hypocrisy and selling out. I agree with that overall and she is speaking to some issues going on the community that relate back to, you know, good ol' colonization, slavery, white folk shit, all that good stuff. I guess the main (but not the only) thing bugging me is the language--yeah it's raw, I'm bugged about the use of prison rape and "white man's bitch" in general--you're playing into a whole different set by using it to demean. Also some of it sounded, I dunno, a bit segregationist. As annoyed as I get with the white folks, I feel like a black segregationist sometimes but I don't think I'd ever totally go along with it. I just disagree. But that's just the vibe I'm getting.
Though you have to admit--if she weren't angry and using pissed language would you be curious? If she weren't being so blunt about it. And shit, why shouldn't she be mad?
Anyway, I googled around a bit (read: 5 seconds) and came upon Miss Aisha's MySpace if you want to check out more. Also here's what she had to say about the song:
I HAVE BEEN ALOT OF THINGS BUT I AM NEVER A LOSER
I WROTE THE SONG "WHITE MAN'S BITCH" BECAUSE ITS NECESSARY
I HAVE DONE ALOT OF THINGS LIKE DRUGS, STRIPPING, AND SOME MO SHIT THATS EMBARASSING
THE CREATOR SENT SOMEONE IN MY LIFE THAT REACHED OUT TO ME WITH TRUTH IN 2005
I STARTED READING AFRICAN HISTORY BOOKS BEFORE HURRICANE KATRINA, BUT MY THIRD EYE OPENED IN 2008 SO I UNDERSTAND WHEN NIGGAS BE DUMBFOUNDED AND CLUELESS ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS AND AFRICA
SOMETIMES I THINK, "HOW THE FUCK WE WENT FROM PYRAMIDS TO TRAPS AND PROJECTS"
YOU KNOW THAT CRACKER DEVIL PLAYED A MAJOR PART
AND MANY RELIGIOUS HOUSE NIGGERS HELPED THEM
BLACK POWER MOTHERFUCKER; LETS GET IT
DON'T GET IT TWISTED; I LOVE BLACK MEN!!!! WHAT IS A BLACK FEMALE WITHOUT THE BLACK MALE?