A Tragedy in Song: “Hot Nigga” by Bobby Shmurda

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Iesha Jaco “Baba Says Cool for Thought”
“They think its cool to stand on the block hiding products in their socks making quick dime bag
Dollars.
They think its cool to to ride down on you in blue and white unmarked cars, bustin you upside
Yo head.
Freeze….cause the problem is we think its cool too.
Check your ingredients, before you overdose, on the cool.”  

M.B. Watson

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About a week ago, as I enjoyed abnormally slow Starbucks Wi-Fi, two young women walked up to my friends and me. They had a question that I did not expect until after it was asked. It was a cultural question composed of so many layers that I doubt they understood. I’m sure they failed to understand ONLY through lack of trying. That one question opened my already ponderous mind to a sea of worrisome thoughts. What was this awful question?

“Hey, can you guys teach us the Shmoney dance?”

Now, before (or after) you chuckle at how ridiculous my predicament was, understand that the song “Hot Nigga” had been on my mind for awhile. Not only because of how catchy it was or how infectious the featured Schmoney dance is. See, the song had plagued my thoughts because I couldn’t help but view it differently that most of the 8,000,000+…

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2 thoughts on “A Tragedy in Song: “Hot Nigga” by Bobby Shmurda

  1. A writer from the East

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