Cardi B as Cultural Barometer

Mainstream white high school girls in wealthy American suburbs — not the high school rebels or radicals out on the margins, but the basic bitches who visit malls, date jocks, and live on their cell phones — romanticize the ghetto Other & listen to vile garbage like Cardi B’s Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1, the album cover of which displays the debased, classless posturing of a pathological subculture.

What is semi-comical about this type of rap album cover is how it embraces (like rap culture itself) the very stereotypical behaviors that, were a white person to point it out, would lead to that white person being called a racist.

Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1 contains wonderful tracks like “Got Me F*cked Up”, with the first verse (if you can call it that) beginning with:

Yo my nigga
Yo what’s good?
What you doing?
I’m chillin’ and shit what happened
Yo I’m dumb tight right now
Like tell me how this nigga I was in the club and he was dead tryna style on me tryna play me like yo
I’m so tight I feel like these niggas be thinking just because I’m a BITCH like I don’t be having bros to smack a nigga…

This is what passes for lyrics in Weimerica 2018.

Recent generations had The Beatles, The Who, The Doors, The Clash, The Ramones, Nirvana, and Oasis.

Today’s Generation Z has Cardi B.

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