Sunday, May 9, 2010

adventures in ipod shuffle /// MIA

MIA- "paper planes"

if a male rapper performed this song, it would have NEVER become a cross over pop mega hit.
don't believe me? was N.W.A played on top 40 radio? how about M & M's most violent songs? (and he was white) how about "damn, it feels good to be a gangsta?"
the same psychology applies to political ads. typically, campaigns will use female voice overs for negative ads. it softens the blow. or maybe this is just tribute to her talent, she can make murder and robbery sound silly enough for your grandma to sing along.

(extra credit if you spot the 'office space' reference)


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