Lil’ Kim ft. Mr. Cheeks – ‘The Jump Off’
Remember the good old days when Lil’ Kim was known as the “Queen Bee?” Those were my favorite days. She was the perfect role model for me and my friends back in Catholic school. Let’s be honest, anyone who could fit a Sprite can in their mouth should be someone’s role model.
Anywho, I was sitting in a cubby at the library today and this song came on my iPod. When I heard it, my Non-Demeaning to Women lightbulb turned on. I’m not really sure if this jam promotes the advancement of women in society, but you can’t deny the waves Lil’ Kim made in a male-dominated rap game….regardless of who she slept with to get to the top.
Favise lyrics: ”I’m the one that put the “Range” in the “Rover”/When I’m steppin out the “Range” yo it’s over”
I suggest you listen to this song and enjoy being alive for another Non-Demeaning to Women Wednesday!
I have to say, Wednesday is a hard day to get through, regardless of its Hump Day powers. I was thinking you might need a little boost to get through the day, so I will share with you a bitchin song.
David Guetta – ‘Turn Me On’ ft. Nicki Minaj
Let me first say, I am not a big fan of David Guetta and I can’t figure out why. Is it because he has flowing blonde hair? I don’t know…still working on that mystery.
Regardless, I do appreciate a good song that make my head bop uncontrollably.
I first heard this song live at the American Music Awards and I was hooked. As I have been saying for quite some time, Nicki Minaj is better when she is featured on a song. Don’t get me wrong, I love “Super Bass,” but her parts on “Monster,” “My Chick Bad” and “Make Me Proud” are a bajillion times better. I hope I don’t get beat up for saying that.
Favise lyric: “I just want you to father my young”
Side note: If you find yourself at a party/bar and are looking for something entertaining, bet one of your friends to ask a gentleman if he will “father my young.” Make sure you don’t bet a lot of money though, I learned the hard way.
My roommates and I have a list on our refrigerator that has two columns. The column on the right is titled “Demeaning to Women” and the column on the left is titled “Non-Demeaning to Women.” We have a variety of characters on the list and (of course) I will share some with you.
In the Non-Demeaning to Women corner, we have:
- Jennifer Lopez aka Jenny from the Block (from da Bronx)
- Britney Spears (Obvi)
- Spice Girls (Girl Power)
- DJ Pauly D
As for the Demeaning to Women corner:
- “The Bachelorette” & “The Bachelor” (Yea ABC)
- CHRIS BROWN (Still haven’t forgotten you ass)
- Dr. Phil
- Dawson Leery
- Gary and Corey from “Teen Mom”
So with this post, I would like to shine the spotlight on a person who is completing Non-Demeaning to Women acts.
This Wednesday, the Non-Demeaning to Women award goes to…
Not only is this gentleman handsome, he is releasing his second studio album “Take Care” Nov. 15. Drake has a song on the upcoming album that is (in my opinion) finally not demeaning to women. The track is called “Make Me Proud” and it features Nicki Minaj.
Side note: I have always thought Drake was a friend to women and I’m waiting for him to put a ring on Rihanna’s finger.
Back to the topic at hand. You might be wondering why I think this song is non-demeaning to women. Here are some lyrics to prove my point:
“I know things get hard but girl you got it girl/You got it, there you go/Can’t you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go”
“When all these motherf*ckers wanna waste your time/It’s just amazing girl, and all I can say is/I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so proud of you”
“I like a woman with a future and a past/A lil attitude problem all good, it’ll make shit last/Don’t make it too easy girl, don’t take it too fast”
My personal favorite: “It must be hard to be that fine” (It actually is)
Thank you Drake. I feel empowered as a lady.