[Random Thoughts] Song 33 by Noname

[Random Thoughts] Song 33 by Noname reviewed.  Chicago Rapper Noname had a lot to say in response to J. Cole with Song 33.

Song 33 Noname

[Random Thoughts] Song 33 by Noname

I haven’t shared a music review on thefatgirloffashion since Solange’s Seat At The Table.  The listen of it had me thinking about so many things all at once.  Years later some many tracks are just as moving to me.  You can read the review here  Top 5 Tracks from #ASeatAtTheTable.  I felt pushed to review other bodies of work but just chose to reflect personally.

With everything going on Noname’s Song 33 has pushed me to share my thoughts publicly on her verbal response to J. Cole’s “Snow On Tha Bluff.”

My thoughts can be found in red.

[Verse 1]

Song 33, Chicago rapper Noname
Oh, I have ambitions, dreams
But dreams don’t come cheap
 
I saw a demon on my shoulder, it’s lookin’ like patriarchy
Like scrubbin’ blood off the ceiling and bleachin’ another carpet
How my house get haunted?
Why Toyin body don’t embody all the life she wanted?
A baby just nineteen
I know I dream all black
I seen her everything, immortalizing, tweets all caps
They say they found her dead
[Chorus]
One girl missin’, another one go missin’
One girl missin’, another

My thoughts:

Patriarchy
1social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, the legal dependence of wives and children, and the reckoning of descent and inheritance in the male linebroadly control by men of a disproportionately large share of power
The line “Why Toyin body don’t embody all the life she wanted?” is referring to 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist, Oluwatoyin Salau, who was found dead after being sexually assaulted.  There has been limited media coverage surrounding her death. 

[Verse 2]

Song 33 Noname Tweet
But niggas in the back quiet as a church mouse
Basement studio when duty calls to get the verse out
I guess the ego hurt now
It’s time to go to work, wow, look at him go
He really ’bout to write about me when the world is in smokes?
When it’s people in trees?
When George was beggin’ for his mother saying he couldn’t breathe
You thought to write about me?
 
[Chorus]
One girl missin’, another one go missin’
One girl missin’, another one

My thoughts:

J. Cole: “Had a long talk with the young nigga Kodak Reminded me of young niggas from ‘Ville Straight out the projects, no fakin’, just honest I wish that he had more guidance”   How can Cole find the time to speak with Kodak Black.  Wishing guidance for him.  Without trying to reaching out.  He felt to need to make a whole song about Noname because he thought she was subtweeting him.  Stating he doesn’t like her tone.  Kodak Black is currently jail while Noname is on the front line of the Black Lives Matter cause.  

 

 

[Verse 3]

Song 33 Noname Chicago
Yo, but little did I know all my readin’ would be a bother
It’s trans women bein’ murdered and this is all he can offer?
And this is what y’all receive?
Distracting you from the convo with organizers
They talkin’ abolishin’ the police
And this the new world order
We democratizin’ Amazon, we burn down borders
This the new vanguard, this the new vanguard
I’m the new vanguard

My thoughts:

It’s like she read Black Women Are Not Responsible and floated my words over a Malib beat.  I love to see it!

 

Listen to Song 33

 

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