Coming from Eazy-E’s iconic track “Boyz-n-the-Hood”, Megan Thee Stallion strategically samples this track to create “Girls in the Hood”. This is not new territory for the Hot girl who has created multiple tracks that sample from pioneer artists like 2pac, Al B Sure!, and 2 Live Crew. Especially at this pivotal time when the fight for freedom and equality is at large. Megan Thee Stallion sticks to her “Hot Girl” image in this track while also drawing attention to the controversial group N.W.A.
N.W.A., famously known for their protest single “F the Police”, among other tracks that divulged into the racial climate of California and consequently America. They are the perfect messengers to draw attention to, in a time so similar to their own. Megan knew exactly what she was doing when she set out to sample this track. Although, her lyrics do not purpose any protest. Her specific nod to Eazy-E’s verse, stating: “Cause the girls in the hood are always hard/ Ever since sixteen/ I been havin’ a job / Knowin’ nothin’ in life, but I gotta get rich” is also a political nod to American society. Not to mention Megan has been anything but silent during this time and has no problem letting her fans and the rest of the public know where she stands.
Nonetheless, Megan knows how to say what she needs to say whilst remaining true to her brand as the ‘newbie’ on the scene and she’s doing a damn good job! Here’s to creating great new music and maintaining consciousness.