The song is perfect. The video is perfect. There can be no arguments against this. Lupe Fiasco‘s new video for the Bitch Bad single (off his fourth studio album, Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Album) is here! The song is, lyrically, reminiscent of an older track (Dumb It Down), while the video explores themes we’ve seen in videos from groups like The Roots and Dead Prez. Spike Lee‘s Bamboozled also comes to mind, as Lupe and director Gil Green align modern day black entertainment with the devastating effects of minstrel shows and blackface. Although these aren’t completely new ideas, I think this video comes at an important time, as we only seem to be getting more comfortable with the so-called ‘bad bitch’ title and as people (like me, lol) become more and more desensitized to certain images. Join me in the comments for further deconstruction of this fantastic song!
Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Album hits stores on September 25.