Lupe Fiasco delivers the latest single from his forthcoming Food & Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album called “B-tch Bad.” After revealing the title and artwork a few days ago, many speculated that the Chicago rapper had gone misogynist. They thought wrong.
Actually, the song’s lyrics comment on how the B-word can be taken for granted and misconstrued by an impressionable kid who just doesn’t know any better. “Couple of things that’s happening here, first he’s relating b-tch with his momma, comma/And because she’s relating to herself, his most important source of help and mental health, he may skew respect for dishonor,” spits Lupe on the first verse over the tracks bassy heavy groove.
Meanwhile the chorus, “B-tch bad, woman good?/Lady better, ain’t misunderstood,” further drives home the rapper’s point. Gotta respect an MC using the power of rhyme for social commentary.
Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor 2 is out September 25th. Listen to “B-tch Bad” below.
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