As simplistic as the song and dance are, it’s not that far a cry from hit songs of years past. “Shake your booty, your mighty booty, your lovely booty, your pretty booty.” As gifted a songwriter as Michael Jackson is, “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)” was not his finest hour lyrically.
Oh, and before you beat me over the head with this point, I agree that radio should embrace music that’s a little more substantive. But, “The Stanky Legg” isn’t the problem, lack of balance is. Let some smart, socially conscious rappers come up with good dances, and then people can have options. For now, let the kids—and the rest of us who can’t help ourselves—have some fun.
Michael Arceneaux is a regular contributor to The Root.