I have to say, I really hate making statements like this but it seems to be proven over and over again. While this post includes racial topics, it is not intended to be a racial or prejudice issue, just pointing out some observations.
There’s been this long standing social stigma that blacks can make something popular then once whites adopt it, it no longer becomes cool because of over use or abuse of use. Over use happens when you apply too much and abuse happens when you apply something beyond its intended use. I’ll give you two examples, baggy pants and the words phat and hot.
Baggy pants, origins aside, exploded in fashion among blacks and then skaters came along and took baggy pants too far then surprisingly went the other way and opted for super tight pants. Thanks to Pharrell, blacks became skaters to and started wearing tight jeans too.
Of course people never gave up on this trend and still continue to do this today. I can’t speak for anyone else but I wore my baggy pants for comfort. To get away from the tight or fitted pants look of my younger years. I never had my pants too low unless I didn’t have a belt and it couldn’t be helped but I never did it to purposely show my underwear as people do today. As with most things that young people do, it lead to an outcry of the older generation and there were laws attempted to be made to prevent it but that’s hopefully all behind us now (pun intended).
But you didn’t come here to read about pants, no this is about music. You may remember that Cee-Lo released a song over the summer called F**k You:
Of which 50 Cent quickly jumped on:
Which was all and good. Everyone liked both versions and and we had a summer jam. Now fast forward a few months to the George Lopez Show and we find William Shatner’s attempt at the song:
Well thanks Shatner, the song had a good run while it lasted.
UPDATE – Damn, my post wasn’t even a few hours old and yet again I discovered Gwyneth Paltrow on Glee (never seen the show and don’t plan to by the way). It would be nice if the original artist can enjoy some time to enjoy the success of this song.