Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Was "No Scrubs" The Scariest Song For Our Generation's Males?

One of the most eye opening tracks of all time is "No Scrubs" by TLC. I remember being a 12 year old boy hearing this song and just thinking to myself, a) Am I a scrub? and b) Just don't grow up to be a scrub.

Sadly enough, by all accounts I am a scrub. The first line just cuts deep. Digs all up in my core. "A scrub is a guy who thinks he's fly, and is also known as a buster"--DAMN. I think I'm fly at least 100% of the day, so I'm undeniably a buster. That's some harsh realization shit right there. Every other line (eh, every line) basically attacks me too. I'm always "hangin' out the side of my best friend's ride" consistently "hollerin" at random scallywags and nick-nacks on the street. That's like my M.O.

The other issue in the track is said female, "looking like class" while the guy is "looking like trash." This goes back to me being a scrub who thinks he's fly. When I put together a good outfit, am I actually tossing on a trash bag and covering myself in banana peels and debris? Shit this song's depressing.

Do girls actually say, "I don't wanna meet you nowhere?" That's just harsh.

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