Count the Fail


Bay Area rapper Philthy Rich just released a video to celebrate the beauty and culture of Chicana, or Mexican-American women everywhere. The song, “My Mex Bitch,” expounds on the glorious attributes and contributions that Mexican women are totally known for, such as fighting, heavy eye-liner, access to drugs, tattoos (on her ass?), and their overt willingness to be a baby-momma. Because all Mexican American women have access to drugs that their moms will cook in the kitchen right?

Horrible delivery, lyrics and visuals aside, it saddens me to think that any Black or Brown woman would take pleasure in being deducted into simply a “___ Bitch.” Being a down ass chick has it’s meaning and I can rock with it, but when you deduct an entire culture of women into one large stereotype with their legs open for the taking and you can’t put a decent sentence together or even fully pronounce the word Mexican, that something is terribly wrong in how we are viewing each other culturally, sexually and socially.

~ Shannon Washington, Parlour Magazine

Comments

  1. Can I get an Amen for Shannon?

    Ugh...! I don't know who is worse Chester French or Philthy?Those stereotypes gots to go. I was looking for something more beautiful and romantic from this song. With guys like them, they don't rap/sing about songs of passion. Both of them come off as hit-them-and-quit-them with their deliveries.

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  2. K,

    This makes me sad indeed. The last thing we Coloureds need is each other's prejudice.

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  3. Leo Princess6/28/12, 11:43 PM

    I'm not even going to press that button. The title alone is enough. *sigh* And if past experience is a lesson, I'm certain there are going to be droves of women defending this 'song' and its lyricist with their last breath.

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    1. And, unfortunately, these women do not respect themselves enough to take issue with this. How is it that our society has gotten so f*****d up that women just accept any damn thing that is thrown at them? Granted, I know that it is not ALL women, but the ones that defend this garbage really get under my skin. Is there need for male attention so bad that they will accept any damn thing said about them in a song even if it is not attractive?

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  4. Mercy this generation. If you want songs of passion there's plenty to choose from. You got Blue Magic- The Temprees, Bloodstone and The Moments. The Delfonics, Earth,Wind & Fire and many more like, Teddy Pendergrass and Sylvia.

    Barry White comes to mind. Marvin Gaye,
    Rufus & Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin;
    Stevie Wonder and Larry Graham.

    They’re dated yes and that’s the point. These are the tunes we slow-dragged to in those basement socials under a lone black light. Do they even slow-drag anymore? Additionally, not one of the performers listed ever spoke of shooting/killing anyone to raise their street cred. Not one made videos of them consuming illegal drugs. Not one required our sisters and daughters to surrender their dignity in order to get their point across. Women weren't called out of their names; moreover, you’d be hard-pressed to find a curse word in these tunes. We've come a long way since the Sugarhill Gang haven't we.

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    1. I am in my 30s and I love this type of music. I had a bit of a mature taste in music for my age when I was a teen, but even the music in the 80s & 90s was way better that the crap that is out today. There was a time when I would turn on the radio and find 25 different songs to jam to. Now, it's more like 5 songs. And if you go on Youtube, you will sometimes see teenagers commenting that they like the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

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    2. There was a article called "The secret meeting that changed Rap music and destroyed a generation"

      It was about how the music industry was coaxed by the prison industrial complex to provide max capacity in the prisons through rap culture and music.

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    3. @ Anonymous

      Name, please.

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    4. Sorry, should have included the link!

      http://www.hiphopisread.com/2012/04/secret-meeting-that-changed-rap-music.html

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    5. Trying to post my wordpress ID...wont go through though.

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    6. Then just say your name.

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  5. I really want to kick this guy ass he is doing a really big disservice to the Latino community making the women look bad. I know for damn sure a lot of my Latina female friends would be incredibly insulted and pissed off by this song. They already feel their being over-sexualized as it is and this song doesn't help. Ugh, the song aggravates me.

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  6. *Offers Philthy Rich a chair*

    Feel free to sit yo ass down.

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  7. I barely got through the first minute. Then I had to embed it here and label under "Count the Fail."

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  8. How does this video celebrate the Mexican-American woman?? I saw AND heard nothing that appreciate M-A women within the first minute alone.

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  9. Brotha Wolf,

    Good question. I'm not Mexican/Mexican-American,but the whole song and video are a complete turnoff for me. It's a sickening video to look at that's for sure.

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  11. That was awful!!! It's bad enough that most of today's music sucks, this guy is apparently a reprehensible human being.

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