Monday, April 30, 2012

Chester French.


[Video: NSFW]

Race and sexuality. My favorite topics. My favorite topics not including the medley comprising my other favorite things of. all. time.

I feel like Kanye.

I feel like James Franco.

I feel like graduate level humanities.

Harvard-bred Chester French released a video, Black Girls, shot by Italian fashion photographer/videographer Francesco Carrozzini. The alternative-rock duo's lyrics include "deconstruction" and "objectifying," so it's real.

Singing sincerely:
This ain't no fetish, ain't objectifying no one. / I reject your deconstruction of my taste. / But ignoramus always look in my direction. They'r e so frustrated I don't keep it in the race. / Like they've never seen this before.  Like it's 1954. / But the whole world's turning brown and who cares. / I've got a thing for Black girls. La, la la la la, la la, la la la la la.
Popular music enjoys a longstanding office facilitating kitsch conversations on dissenting social constructs. Ask MadonnaGaga. Ask Gil Scott-Heron. Ask Bob Dylan. Ask Josephine Baker. When D.A. Wallach, one half of Chester French, popped up in a Maybach Music Group video with Hip Hop heavyweights Rick Ross, Wale, and Meek Mill, crooning like the Trey Songz feature he knows he swiped, I knew an ode to Black women was well on the horizon. Robin Thickerdom.
ESSENCE.com: "Being that your music defines romance, how does it feel to know that people are getting married and making babies to your music all the time?"
Robin Thicke: "It’s actually the best thing. It’s nice if you can make someone drop it like it’s hot, or pop a bottle. But we’re always dropping it and popping it.What I realize about the difference between me and my peers -- you know, Chris Brown and Drizzy Drake and all my musical peers -- is that they haven’t been with the same woman for 18 years and I’ve been with a Black woman for 18 years. I’ve never dated a White woman. Don’t want to. I’ve never been on a date with a White woman. When you have that relationship and that means the most to you -- you know I can’t live without that woman, she is my muse, my best friend, and my creative partner." 
D.A prefers Black girls and Robin prefers his wife, who is Black. And in this video, the women, prefer each other. "They be vanilla... they just want the pumpernickel sis in the linens with 'em," raps indie darling Azealia Banks. It's all preferential.

D e c o n s t r u c t i n g the nonexistent. That's race. and that's sexuality.

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