Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Feelin' Stupid Part 5

I listen to all sorts of music. It basically depends on what I’m doing that determines which type. For the most part, I listen to indie-type stuff on a day to day basis. By the way, this isn’t going to be a stupid post about music like before (admittedly, my worst post… ever). When I go to the gym, I listen to mostly electronic, pop, and rap. I was getting warmed up on the elliptical machine and was listening to Runaway by Kanye West. Here it is in case you don’t know:

Near the beginning of the song, he says, “See, I could have me a good girl and still be addicted to them hood rats.” Hood rat is a common term in rap songs, and as a fan of Dave Chappelle, I’m familiar with the term. It never crossed my mind what hood rat means. I always kind of took it literally. In my head, I always imagined a less than savory, ratish type of woman sitting on the hood of a car, like this:

When I was working out today and listening to this song, it crossed my mind that it means ‘hood rat (a la Boyz in the ‘Hood) – ‘hood like a neighborhood. Either this is just a sign that as a white man I’ll always be slow with this kind of stuff or I’m just getting old and slang comes harder to me. Regardless, hood rat or ‘hood rat, I knew it was something insulting, and that’s what’s important, right?
By the way, get off my lawn you damn kids!


  1. Your hood rat is quite fetching although she could use a little more "support" and nice girls don't sit with their legs all spraddled out.

    Now I need to leave and watch a hilarious episode of the Golden Girls.

  2. She's not a nice girl! She's a 'hood rat! Boobs flopping around and legs open for business.

  3. Haha I imagined the hood rat to be more of a permanent fixture on the car. A la road kill or that thing that's on the front of expensive cars.

  4. Interesting. Like it's the new thing. "Girl, I got me a new Mercedes. Hood rat and everything."