I decided to do a series of blog entries about the mixtape. Iâ€™m starting with F.C.G. (Black Gurl Song).
I wrote this song two years ago after really paying attention to Ntozake Shangeâ€™s Choreopoem, ‘For Colored Girls’ (So obviously FCG stands for For Colored Girls). I was particularly inspired by the part where she says â€œSomebody, anybody, sing a black girl song. Bring her out to know herself.â€ I was like thatâ€™s so true! — And thatâ€™s how I feel. Within current music, esp. hip-hop, I feel like you NEVER hear black girl songs anymore. Iâ€™m talking about a real black girl perspective â€“ not what we think other people want to hear, or trying to become men in skirts, basically, but REAL black girl’s songs and black girl’s stories (what we go through and how we feel). So I wanted to just express that and implore the world to â€œsing a black girl songâ€ because they are getting our stories ALL WRONG.
Anyway, the lyrics are below (click the title of this post to continue reading).