Have you ever wondered what in the world some of today’s rappers are talking about in their songs? Have you ever taken the time to listen to exactly what they’re saying, and you’re left with the words, “What the hell?” running through your mind?
Well, if you have, you’re probably like Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross. But she takes it one step further and tries to rap along while looking for the deeper meaning.
Ross, who uses the name T-Murda on some of her YouTube videos, not only hilariously breaks down the songs but also shakes her head at the interesting lyrics used.
Take a look at her most recent upload, in which she attempts to figure out what Rich Gang, featuring Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan, are talking about in their song “Lifestyle” (NSFW: There’s a bit of profanity, so you may want to turn down those speakers at work):
“You don’t have time to go see a doctor? You need to go see a doctor,” Ellis states as she listens to Rich Gang rapping about issues they’re having with erectile dysfunction. Or something involving private parts. Who knows.
Rich Gang aren’t the first artists Ellis has tackled. In one of her most popular videos, she attempts to explain why Tyga is trying to get people to pass him the hookah:
“I’m understanding that Tyga has a really patient nature,” Ellis explained after realizing that Tyga was not the same as Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.
I commend Ellis for trying to find a deeper meaning in today’s music, but sometimes there just isn’t one. And that’s pretty much the sad part of it all.