Bo Deal f/ Mello G Bianca - “Safe Sex” (Brick Squad/Mixtape, 2011)
Certain Chicago bloggers have been repping for this pretty hard and while I do tend to agree (because all gender battle rap songs are awesome) I’m still struggling to parse the song’s message or intent. Like it’s cool how Bo inverts the typical baby momma trap theory into him poking holes in condoms but I’m still completely unclear on what the end goal in all of this would be. Don’t laws and options favor the female from almost all angles? It’s not like Bo’s going to be able to collect child support on the child. At least I don’t think that’s how it works.
It’s a banger though and a fascinating record, particularly as far as the continued evolution of shock rap values are concerned. Dudes used to advocate late term coat hanger abortions in their raps, now they try and trick them into keeping babies.