The Boondocks 3.02 "Bitches to Rags" Review


First and foremost, I am not a B-boy or deeply enthralled with the rap game, but it doesn't take someone with a self proclaimed degree in Rapology or Hip-Hopenomics to know that the state of both genres of music has been in a sad state as of late. Tonight's episode of The Boondocks tackled this somber fact by firing all cylinders to what I came up to have been three different aspects of the current state of hip-hop and rap music: The Fads (Souljah Boy = Sgt. Gutta), The Veterans ('Place a Veteran Rapper Here' = Thugnificent), and The Attempted 'Comeback'. I list these aspects in an order that can be seen as a "rapper's life cycle" of sorts, because while "Sgt. Gudda" might be on top now, he is destined to become either irrelevant (a Fad) or a "Thugnificent", and if he's lucky to stay in the game that long, then he will enter a rapper's retirement home in the guise of a reality TV show or comeback tour. It is as inevitable as the life cycle of cockroach…


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