Once again, My niece Laurel has kept me posted on the very worst in popular music. This week:
Jibbs: Chain Hang Low
The term “shawty” takes on a new connotation in this video by a rapper whose name reminds one of a nineteenth-century English butler. As far as I can gather, the song involves jewelry as an index of virility, impractical dental appliances, and sex. What makes it the bad song of the week – and perhaps the decade – is the involvement of children, the twisting of a kids’ song into a pimp song, and an ice cream truck that denies children ice cream.
Let’s be honest: when kids originally twisted the song “Do Your Ears Hang Low” into something filthy, the filth was more innocent.