Friday, September 24, 2010

Subverting Dr. Dre

[TW, Lyrics NSFW].

Check out this video at Sociological Images. It is an all-female, mostly-white a cappella group singing Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit."

Over at Sociological Images, there was a wide range of commentary there about whether it was anything from "ironically racist" to a brilliant "use of race, class, and gender contradictions" to "mock" the original song and expose its misogyny.

I'm a fan of the parody, even if I hope the misogyny in "Bitches Ain't Shit" is, um, obvious enough that most people don't need a parody to recognize it.

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