Song Lyrics Essay example

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In these two rap songs, "Ain't Nothin' But A Word To Me" by Too Short (feat. Ice Cube) (1996) and "Bitch Ass Niggaz" by Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Dogg, Hitman & Six-Two) (2001), explains how women are gendered as sexualized objects that are disposed after use, and racializes the importance of men’s hegemonic masculinity. In this paper I will compare and contrast how women are described as sexual, disposable trash, and men as cowards from the word “bitch.” The concept of "Bitch" is how a person (not necessarily a woman) is thoroughly disliked. In the first song by Too Short the first verse, “She won't complain about shit because, she's my hoe” which he refers to women will not complain. Women will do whatever Too Short tells her. Women belong …show more content…
The criticism is on how men talk, whining and complaining like some women do. Throughout the songs, the insults and boasts about physical size, strength, and heterosexuality. The constant efforts to compete and one up the other are characteristics traits of masculinity. More importantly, through observing these two songs, we can get a better understanding of what men in general believe. This is true because most males believe similar traits are masculine. Also, their messages of masculinity will be absorbed by their listeners, and in turn their listeners will develop the same beliefs about masculinity as are portrayed in the songs. Thus, by listening to these songs we gain insight as to how a large portion of our society views masculinity.

"Ain't Nothin' But A Word To Me"
(feat. Ice Cube)
[Too $hort]
Now take my bitch
She won't complain about shit
Becuase, she's my hoe
She don't belong to a trick
So when you fuck her, and give her all your cash
I get paid, or put my foot in her ass
I won't marry the bitch, and give her half
I get more head, and then I laugh, at the one bitch shit
I got a gang of hoes
I get, freak, ass, lick, these balls and toes

[Ice Cube]
Now stupid little bitches get tossed
If they don't realize I'm the motherfucking boss
Come on down and get your ass pinched
And if you talk shit, get your ass lynched
Cause I'm the B the I the T the

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