Worst of Music: Tyga – Rack City

As seems to be the case fairly often in the feature, I hadn’t heard of Tyga until selecting this week’s Worst of Music winner. But his ascension into the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 got my attention. Unfortunately for me, I listened to his song and it wasn’t more than five seconds before it was the week’s top contender and fifteen seconds before it cemented itself as an early front-runner for 2012’s worst of music with his song Rack City.

If there’s one thing that would make me a hypocrite to complain about, it would be profanities. However, I counted 41 profanities (not counting words that would have to be censored for radio play) which makes it one profanity every 3.7 seconds. The worst episode of The Lowdown radio show had one profanity every 61.1 seconds. And that doesn’t include the over 20 mispronounced words.

The best thing that could be said about this song is that it’s a perfect strip club anthem because it’s basically talking about spending time and money at a gentleman’s establishment such as that. At worst (though it would be the most accurate), this song is demeaning to women and anyone with a brain. Say what you will about people who go to and are employed at strip clubs, but these people shouldn’t be referred to using the n-word or “bitch” or “ho.”

Look, I’m not uptight or a prude. However, this could very well be the most offensive song ever to get frequent air play on terrestrial radio. And I can say that before noting that the writing and rhyme scheme are painfully bad.

So congrats, Tyga. You’ve won the prestigious Worst of Music award for this week.

Have a better WoM candidate for next week? Drop it in the comments.

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