Is Plies’s Single,”Shawty” A Love Tune Or The Good Soundtrack To A ‘Hood Porno Flick?

There is a responsible pleasure I get after I take heed to “Shawty” by Fort Myers Florida native Plies. On the one hand, the musical quantity, the catchy hook sung by the most popular R&B singer of the second, T-Ache and the free music video – full with vehicles, jewellery, movie star cameos, fats engaging girls and a swimming pool – match what appears to be the right components for successful on the radio, on the charts, on cable music networks and these days on the road.

However, many who listened to the tune would discover the lyrics offensive and demeaning to girls (together with the music video), and but each time it performs on the radio I flip up the amount and each time I watch the music video on cable hear let’s simply say it “should see TV”.

I’ve mentioned earlier than that hip-hop, whether or not it is uplifting, militant, political, comedic, nightclub-ready, “gangsta,” or “audio pornography,” could be very seductive. Even the “anti-hip-hop” listener will discover it rattling close to unimaginable to not faucet his ft or shake his head in time. And if he would not know and even perceive the lyrics to the tune’s verses, he’ll be capable to decide up the phrases (or no less than hum the tune) from the catchy choruses.

However I am not an anti-hip-hop listener. I like hip-hop. I’ve at all times been type of an outdated soul, closely influenced by the R&B/Soul music of the 60’s and 70’s, but my era and far of my very own identification has been formed by the life-style of hip-hop tradition and the sound of the music. Being a loyal fan of soul music the place a lot of the themes revolve round love and romance, the hip hop love tune has at all times been a favourite of mine. There have been many love songs in hip-hop, however essentially the most well-known, documented and celebrated is in fact LL Cool J’s “I Want Love”.

Effectively, “Shawty” is not “I Want Love”!

LL is a grasp of the hip-hop love tune. First off, Cool J, as his title implies, will get loads of love from the women. However he lived as much as their enchantment and developed a popularity for writing and performing romantic, heartfelt songs about love and relationships. The lyrics to a lot of LL’s love songs may have been sung as R&B songs by Marvin Gaye or Luther Vandross with none reservations. LL is aware of the way to craft the type of songs that may enchantment to the women in droves, no matter race, age or geography.

However to maintain it utterly actual, LL has created “love songs” which can be extra about lust than love – “Again Seat” (“In my jeep…let’s swing an episode”) instantly involves thoughts. Plies’s “Shawty” is extra “Again Seat” than “I Want Love”. The tune is definitely a few man messing round with one other man’s lady. The connection is way from severe and the tune’s lyrics describe Plie’s personal episodes of uncooked, uncensored and unadulterated intercourse…

“The primary time I caught her poop, she would not even know the way to throw it again
Now she’s an animal, I obtained her intercourse sport proper
I taught her the way to speak to me whereas taking pipe
& opened her up and confirmed her what an actual nig*a appear like
I advised her I do not usually do that, that I do not give a fuck the primary night time
As a result of after I hit your child, I can wreck your complete life
I skilled her, now she sucks me with ice
I name her My Lil Bust It Child ‘trigger she retains it tight…”

Women and gents, this isn’t a love tune!

“Shawty” is an ideal tune to play within the background throughout the freaky intercourse scenes within the common bootleg, ‘hood porn film! It is not precisely the type of tune a newlywed couple places on to create a romantic environment on their wedding ceremony night time. The tune was made for the late night time booty name. As you possibly can see from the excerpt above, the lyrics are specific and never appropriate for the ears of highschool college students. After all, let’s not child ourselves, highschool college students are in all probability the largest followers of Plies!

Nonetheless, “Shawty” is a tune for grown folks and I do know I am not the one grownup 30+ who enjoys this tune. What’s it about “Shawty” that has enchantment? Is it the musical observe? Is it the catchy hook sung by T-Ache’s “digital” sounds? Is it the swagger of Plies?

There are lots of listeners who can establish with the type of intercourse speak that rhymes in “Shawty”. Prefer it or not, there are extra relationships based mostly totally on uncooked intercourse than these based mostly on severe, long-lasting real love. Folks, younger and outdated, are deeply and generally dangerously concerned in affairs that revolve round nightly wild intercourse capades. The main points of the sort of bed room exercise are sometimes stored secret or reserved for the lads’s locker room.

However hip-hop artists are going to say what nobody else needs to say, proper?

Sure and no.

“Shawty” truly follows a protracted line of songs from rock, pop, and blues to hip-hop which can be stuffed with specific, uncooked, down-and-dirty lyrics about intercourse. A few of these songs are celebrated as artwork, whereas others are dismissed as filth. I am not one to make that type of distinction. I’ll say that songs that discuss “love and happiness” (as Al Inexperienced would say) are universally accepted and revered as a result of they mirror what most of us supposedly declare we would like in {our relationships}.

Musically, nothing beats a stupendous, well-written, well-arranged and well-executed love tune. I am not knocking on Rock, Pop or any style, however I personally imagine that the best love songs come from R&B and Soul music, songs recorded by singers like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, and so on. However I additionally suppose that among the greatest hip-hop songs ever made have been about love and romance.

To be sincere, the love tune simply is not what it was. I virtually really feel sorry for youthful generations of music followers who do not hear sufficient well-written, well-arranged, and well-performed heartfelt love songs except they “dig within the crates” of their mother and father’ outdated data or take heed to “old fashioned” radio stations. For instance, there are lyrics to a few of at present’s so-called R&B/Soul music which can be simply as specific, if no more, than something you’d hear on a hip-hop file.

Whereas the lyrics to “Shawty” are little question a flip off for followers of extra standard romantic love ballads, the actual fact is that the hypnotic observe is getting loads of play on radio stations throughout the nation and is shortly changing into one of the crucial downloaded songs on the web. , reveals that there’s fairly a big viewers for music that’s extra about wild, loopy and freaky no strings connected intercourse than these songs about passionate and dedicated honest love.

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