Yo, yo, yo

It’s 2011, bitches!

I don’t know why I called you all bitches just now. In hindsight it seems so degrading, offensive, and downright uncalled for. I apologise. Now stop being a bunch of bitches.

With what I said above, I’m reminded of the teachings of the prophet. No, not your silly Mohamed or Muhammed or whatever you kids are worshipping these days, I’m of course talking about the teachings of the prophet, Ja Rule.

Ja (we’re on a first name basis, me and Ja), once spoke the immortal words “Guess who’s back to personify money, power, and bitches but when bitches be gettin’ money that’s when shit get ridiculous” in one of his many wonderful and insightful songs.

He states that somebody is back (i.e. they have returned from somewhere) and they are here to act as the personification or earthly embodiment or money, power, and bitches. Although he requests that we guess who is back to do these things, it is clear from the context of the rest of the recording, that it is actually he (Ja Rule himself) who has returned to satisfy said personification.

He then goes on to say that “when bitches be gettin’ money that’s when shit get ridiculous”. Although it would seem that this is a sexist comment, meant to be hurtful towards women, it is in actual fact an outcry for male rights. Ja has noted the rise in women’s rights, feminism, and girl power, in the last few decades, and fears that men may be losing their way.

It is a common observation in these modern times, that feminism has risen to a point where women have actually turned the tables, and men are now oppressed in society. Some people wish to hold women down, in an effort to reverse this effect, but the wonderful and infallible messiah, Ja Rule, is not one of those people.

Despite what is stated in the song, Ja in no way believes that women shouldn’t “be gettin’ money”. Nothing could be further from the truth. He believes that women and men both have the right to be earning money in the workplace, on an equal level. If you read between the lines, you will note that he is strong in his stance that we should be mindful of things getting out of hand due to the way we are living today (i.e. “that’s when shit get ridiculous).

In short, Ja Rule is a role model for all of us. He is willing to stand up for what he believes in, which is true equality between men and women.

Nah, just kidding. He’s just a really shit rapper.

Happy new year everybody. It’s 2011 and I’m back to personify hot chocolate and gingernuts.

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2 comments

  1. Hilaire · January 20, 2011

    Brad,

    just speculating, but I don’t think you’ve the perfect candidate for having nuts that are ginger. However, I am more than happy to leave that to someone else to check out.

    • bradleyzimmer · January 20, 2011

      Fair enough, that’s a valid speculation. I’ll elect a committee to undergo an investigation, and post their findings.
      In the meantime, I’ll enjoy a delicious Gingernut biscuit, dipped in hot chocolate. I advise you to do the same.

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