Blackstreet and Dr Dre
‘She’s got class and style’
I like this song, it’s quite funny in a way. I liked it when I was in high school, and then forgot about it, until hearing it in Pitch Perfect. It was interesting hearing Anna Kendrick sing it, and I added the original back onto my favourites playlist.
Unlike some rap music, it doesn’t seem to me to be sexist. I mean yes the lyrics seem to about the fact that a man finds a girl attractive, but the last verse sung by Queen Pen is from a woman’s perspective, and seems to be saying that she’s as active in the pursuit as the man. Besides if you judge such things to be sexist, then the vast majority of music in general is sexist, given the amount of songs dedicated to unrequited love, or describing how attractive the object of the singer’s affection is meant to be, which exist.
Official music video
Pitch Perfect version
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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