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 to him because he owns them. The song makes people think that all women are sluts that sleep around. The rappers have perceived biological differences because women are viewed to be sexual disposable objects. Rappers believe and norms require women to cook, clean, and serve men no matter what mistakes men makes or abuse that women are going through. Rap music has depicted women as sex objects.
The music industries are advertising women as sex appeal symbols. Women are put on display like pieces of commodities or merchandise. The only variance is that the sexually-oriented depictions of women in advertising and media have contemptibly become more open now than before. It is a notorious fact that sex sells. The more nudity or sexual reference depicted, the greater the sales generated in an exploitative and profit-driven music industry. The second verse duet by Ice Cube, “See, he quick to grab a bitch by the throat and slam her ass, cram her ass, with a fat dick Cause she’s a trick bitch. A trick bitch is a female in general. These are the types of behavior men desire. Women, who are sleeping around that men considered trash is normal to her. However, men are showing off their masculinity and manhood to keep their status among their friends by putting women down. Rap music is reaching more people than any other genre therefore the messages and images imbedded within rap music are reaching more people than ever before. With such a large audience women think this type of behavior is normal to them. The domestic violence industry ignores women that are beaten by their partners.
The media gets points and praise from people of mainstream hip-hop norms. Often, the appeal of commentary on hip-hop comes from rapper showing off their masculinity. Rap music stereotypes young women dressed like prostitutes in the rap videos showing off their ass, breasts, to impress, which appeals the man. In contrast, men who beat and physically abuse women, you are called a bitch. If men are brave enough to express themselves in a rational and masculine way, you are called a bitch for that. And finally if men don’t stand up for themselves and letting a woman walk all over you and disrespect you, you can be accused of being a bitch.
The social norm is that rappers tend to dislike any feminine behaviors (positive or negative) in men. In this second song it talks about masculinity. “If you act like a bitch (nigga) nigga you get smacked like a bitch” What the rappers are saying is that females are perceived as weak. Men don’t want to be perceived as female because it threatens their masculinity. (Masculinity= strength, not weakness) Weakness irritates men, particularly if it’s seen in other men. Because “bitch” behavior is perceived as female, and men aren’t supposed to act like females.
Feminism has made it that a variety of masculine characteristics are now perceived more favorably. We see a man crying, we assume he’s gay or seriously messed up. Because of the standards of hegemonic masculinity men have little sympathy. In the second song, “Must we break you down to estrogen most hated specimen’s a bitch nigga! ” This song equates heterosexual stereotyping masculinity. ” Males typically want to show their peers that they are better than them, as this shows that they are more dominant. The artist contrasts their own masculinity with men they view as non-masculine who are inferior.
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 C the H The K the I the L the L the A Ice Cube, a nigga that’s bigga than a nut Cause a bitch is a bitch is a hoe is a slut [Too $hort] You say how can I call a women a bitch? It ain’t nothing but a word like shit Ain’t no slippin in my motherfucking pimping And all bitches ain’t women You come home and get smooth cussed out You gotta a bitch with a foul ass mouth Scared to tripp her with a left hook You’z a bitch in my book Bitch [Ice Cube]
My nigga Jinx made the mix So punk ass motherfucking bitches get the 86 I keep hoes on five (yeah bitch) Cause I’m fucking more pussy than the law allow With my boy Too $hort See, he quick to grab a bitch by the throat And slam her ass, cram her ass, with a fat dick Cause she’s a trick bitch [Too $hort] I like fat bitches, and I like ’em slim I’ll take a fat bitch, and stick my dick right in, her big fat ass She’ll make me cum again I’m mack daddy bitch, fuck her friend I saw your homegirl, she said whats up with us I said nothing, fucked her on a tour bus She got it good too, dicked down on the floor
The bitch was fine, but the pussy ain’t good as yours [Ice Cube] She a straggler, struggler, straight salome smuggler Everytime I see the bitch, she’s looking uglier And if you got a trick ass on your left Sitting there with dick on her breath Last night she sucked my dick, now she’s kissing little man Won’t even suck my dick, unless cut out the middle man And if you have never heard of me You’z a bitch It ain’t but a word to me [Female voice:] I’ll stop calling ya, Beyotch [echo] [Too $hort] Man Fuck these hoes man, ya know (nappy ass bitch ass tramp ass sluty ass hoe) [Female voice:]
I’ll stop calling ya, Beyotch [echo] [Too $hort] I go hard on a bitch, fuck respect for ya men I get my way with a bitch, when I act like a pimp Always carrying bank, but I fooled the bitch Cause all she ever got was to druel on my dick Ice Cube will slap a hoe for the fuck of it Just like me and that’s some real shit Bitch got bold with her loud ass mouth Tough ass bitch got knocked out You know a bitch ain’t nuthin but a word to me Some of you punks are just scared to see If you could call that bitch a bitch you would And if you can’t, you probably should I’m spitting game to you mark ass lames
On how how to get a bitch and treat the bitch like shit You can’t buy love, all pimps know that It’s all about the way old Short Dogg macks Don’t hold the bitch hand or walk side by side Go first class everytime you fly She’ll go Greyhound, and just meet you there I’m just an ice cold hard ass Oakland player You want to tongue kiss bitch, it figures I introduce you to my homeboy Richard Also known by his nickname Dick Now lets tongue kiss bitch [Ice Cube] I like big butts so let it be known to the public I bust a rap or two and the bitches love it I’m only out for one thing so hate me
I ain’t the one so don’t try to fade me I don’t wear too much gold because it’s tacky I bust a Raider hat T-Shirt and Khakis See a lot of hoes in freaky clothes everyday So I talk to ’em in any ol can I way See a bitch need a nigga to coach ’em So I grab my dick and smoothly approach ’em I say “hi” and I’m really kind of pitched If they ignore me then I say “Yo freak bitch” Give up the number hardly, we’ll have a slumber party You see I’ll fuck you to death and then I’ll dump the body Cause I’m a nigga that’s bigga than crew or a gang And when it comes to bitches I’m out for only one thang
Yo bitch ain’t nothing but a word to me, $hort “Bitch Ass Niggaz” (feat. Snoop Dogg, Hitman & Six-Two) [Dre] Some good-ass weed! [Snoop Dogg] Check it out Dogg; this game is a motherfuckin trip man Word on the streets Everybody always tryin to run up on me hollerin about word on the street is dis nigga said dis.. Man I don’t give a FUCK about what that nigga said man! That’s what’s wrong with you niggaz, you niggaz is just like bitches Hoe-ass niggaz, talk too motherfuckin much (speak) Study your own, get your own — yahmsayin? Be independent nigga – BEOTCH! [Dre] Yeah Snoop] Bitch niggaz (bitch niggaz).. Bitch niggaz (bitch niggaz).. Bitch-ass niggaz (beotch).. [both] BITCH NIGGAZ (bitch niggaz).. [Snoop] Yeah I’m talkin about you (beotch).. [Dre] Bitch niggaz [Snoop] and you too (beotch).. [Snoop Dogg] Hmm.. Dogg.. I meet mo’ bitch niggaz than hoes – look here And I really don’t know, but that’s just how it go (damn) Dogg – so many niggaz like to keep up shit And just like a bitch (beotch) niggaz be talkin shit (nigga) Smilin in my face and then they blast me in the back (ka-ka-ka-ka-ka) Niggaz stay strapped from way back, cause payback.. ll make niggaz wanna pop that shit If you ain’t ready for the game (uh-uh) nigga stop that shit We rock that shit, my nigga Dre, drop that shit (right) No mo’ talkin, I’m walkin and I’m poppin the clip Glock on the hip, set-trippin dippin an’ shit If you act like a bitch (nigga) nigga you get smacked like a bitch [Snoop] Bitch niggaz, bitch niggaz (bitch niggaz) [Dr. Dre] These niggaz don’t know what the fuck is goin on Yo Dogg, check it kick back Let me holla at these niggaz for a minute.. Straight off the streets of chaos and no pity The aggravated, makin these punk muh’fuckers hate it
COMPTON is the city I’m from Cain’t never leave the crib without a murder wea-pon Huh, I cain’t live my life on broke no mo’ And most of these fools ain’t shit but cutthroats They smile in a nigga face – and for what? They got the game fucked up, and want my thang fucked up I done learned a lot, seen a whole lot The top notch nigga, I’m fiendin for that spot Now peep game on what Six-Deuce told me [Six-Two] These niggaz after yo’ paper, Dr. D. R. E. (what? ) And these punk-ass hoes is lookin for dough You gotta watch your homeboys, cause a nigga never know
Oh, they’ll be around, but when yo’ paper get low Just like Master P said, “There Dey Go, There Day Go” Bitch niggaz… uh-huh… [Dr. Dre cuts and scratches] “attention all personnel” “stop scheamin, and lookin hard” – [Audio Two] “stop scheamin, and.. an, and.. an-an, and.. and lookin hard” [Dr. Dre] Bitch nigga, a bitch nigga Bitch nigga, HELLA bitch nigga Youse a bitch nigga, motherfucker bitch nigga A bitch nigga.. a bitch nigga [Hitman] I know yo’ type, so much bitch in you, if it was slightly darker lights was little dimmer my dick be stuck up in yo’ windpipe!
Hmm, you’d rather blow me than fight, I’m from the OLD SCHOOL like Romey Rome homey yo, you owe me the right to slap you, like the bitch that you are, that wanted to cap you every since you was mad doggin me with that bitch in yo’ car Fool [singing] “Who do you think you are? Mr. Big Stuff” Man, you shit on Hit, get yo’ shit bust; plus pistol-whipped, cover it up – use yo’ bitch’s blush Mr. Powder Puff yo’, bark ain’t loud enough, huh I know chihuahuas that’s mo’ rah-rah, HA HA I have to laugh Dre, I bet he take bubble baths
You don’t want no trouble with the Aftermath staff, trust me Doggy Dogg, Diggy Doctor plus me No youse a busta slash hussy, soft as a Hush Puppy Must we break you down to estrogen most hated specimen’s a bitch nigga! [Dr. Dre cuts and scratches] “attention all personnel” “stop scheamin, and lookin hard” – [Audio Two] “stop.. stop.. stop scheamin, and lookin hard” “.. op-stop.. ah-op-op-stop-sch-sch-scheamin, and lookin hard” “stop scheamin.. an-an.. an-an.. an-and lookin hard” “stop scheamin, and lookin hard” “stop skee-scheamin, and lookin hard” “stop scheamin, and.. and.. and.. stop scheamin, and lookin hard”