Slap what all over the floor?

Body parts are often the object of a song in some way. Currently, the Rap industry is being scrutinized for its verbose usage of words that describe mostly female body parts. The picture above is from the Wired Blog network. Here is what they had to say:

“So, what do the results tell us? Across all of the categories, the eyes are most frequently mentioned body part (Hall & Oates, “Private Eyes”), with the exceptions of hip hop, which places a firm emphasis on the posterior (Sir Mix a Lot, “Baby Got Back”) and blues (Louisiana Red, “Keep Your Hands Off My Woman“) and gospel music (The Gospel, “Put Your Hands Together”), which are respectively focused on the keeping off of one’s hands and the clapping or raising of one’s hands.”

My thought is, what are the economics of using these words? Is there an incentive for those people to use bad body parts compared to normal clean body parts? Of course, those who use them will probably not be a forever classic. I would imagine it would sell records in the short-term. With the exception of “Baby Got Back” but this would be considered PG in the Rap age today.

There is also the thought about how the rap songs come out with edited versions and then have even worse versions on the album.

Well anyways, enjoy.

HT: To Marginal Revolution and the rest of the Wired article is here.


Published in: on August 28, 2008 at 1:48 am  Leave a Comment  
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