"'cause they're all dogs and they all gonna bark like that" (So Dope)

Snow Tha Product
english/español (San Diego, California/Fort Worth, Texas)
snowthaproduct.com
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Unorthodox (independent album, 2011):

1. I’ma Make It

2. Unorthodox

3. I’m All That

4. Woke Wednesday

5. Good Girls

6. Like That

7. Holy Shit

8. Vaquero

9. Drunk Love remix

10. I Bet You Won’t

11. Nothing Nice

12. Beast Mode

13. High Definition

14. Telemundo

15. Hey Girl

16. Til Death

17. Maria Felix

 

 

Good Nights & Bad Mornings (2012):

1. Good Nights

2. Cookie Cutter Bitches

3. Damn It

4. Fuck Tha Rent

5. Hola

6. Fuck Your Phone

7. Gettin’ It

8. Lord Be With You

9. I’m Doing Fine

10. Bad Mornings

 

 

Good Nights – Bad Mornings 2: The Hangover (mxtp, october 2013)

1. Good Nights

2. You’re Welcome

3. Play

4. Bout That Life

5. Cali Luv ft. The Cataracs

6. Don’t Judge Me ft Ty Dolla Sign

7. Hopeless ft Dizzy Wright

8. On Now ft. Trae The Truth

9. Hold You Down ft. Cyhi The Prince

10. Cash Rules

11. Where We Are

12. Nope ft Riff Raff

13. Business Is

14. Hola

15. Cookie Cutter Bitches

16. Dammit

17. Lord Be With You

18. Fuck Your Phone

19. Doin’ Fine

20. Fuck The Rent

21. Gettin It

22. Bad Mornings

 

 

 

(STP aka Claudia White features Jaime Kohen) Alguien (2009):

youtube.com/watch?v=NDwUwqIt-Y0

 

Break Em (2009):

youtube.com/watch?v=1d7zGIf987k

 

Woke Wednesday (2010):

youtube.com/watch?v=P7wueCXbiPc

 

(a.k.a. Snow White) Hennessy Friday ft. Thyra (2011):

 

Holy Shit (june 2011):

youtube.com/watch?v=eVQyMIpGqaI

 

Drunk Love (2011):

youtube.com/watch?v=2UXAwyTPJV0

 

Unorthodox (2011):

youtube.com/watch?v=7pWKoIgGUeQ

 

Til Death (august 2012):

youtube.com/watch?v=SdMFkuconFQ

 

Good Girls – Bad Girls Remix (august 2012):

youtube.com/watch?v=UKoBUvwuqjc

 

Cookie Cutter Bitches (november 2012):

youtube.com/watch?v=Djp8ODyRK68

 

(features Krizz Kaliko) Damage (december 2012):

 

Hola (January 2013):

youtube.com/watch?v=JXtgCKhl2_Y

 

Gettin’ It (June 2013):

youtube.com/watch?v=49-DTMEI7EY

 

(features Tech N9ne, Wreckonize & Twisted Insane) So Dope (July 2013):

youtube.com/watch?v=hmbvQLrjUas

 

(featuring Dizzy Wright) Hopeless (September 2013):

youtube.com/watch?v=kA_d19k_kCQ

 

Play (November 2013):

youtube.com/watch?v=TKZ8aKbTw1M

 

F*ck The Rent (February 2014):

 

Doing Fine (March 2014):

hiphop.de/video/snow-tha-product-doing-fine#.Uylfyl5ifgo

 

Bet That I Will (2015):

youtube.com/watch?v=UJRFCgL1wcE

 

Night (2016):

 

 

AyAyAy! (Jun 2016):

youtube.com/watch?v=8_MOdouFugw

 

Uhh (Aug 2016):

youtube.com/watch?v=jdWZ_njWwvg

 

Snooze (Aug 2016):

 

 

Despierta (Aug 2016):

youtube.com/watch?v=F9_fgq-IqK8

 

No Lie (Sep 2016):

youtube.com/watch?v=M93nAnQw7Is

 

Let U Go (Feb 2017):

youtube.com/watch?v=twZx3M-max8

 

I Don’t Wanna Leave (rmx, Mar 2017):

youtube.com/watch?v=vxA0wW5RYks

 

Waste of Time (April 2017):

youtube.com/watch?v=wfISNlnN0bI

 

Problems (May 2017):

youtube.com/watch?v=Mj7Q5wU-GKI

 

Run That (June 2017):

 

 

freestyle, live & else:

 

Neva Gave A Fuck – Freestyle (july 2012):

youtube.com/watch?v=BgRfiFVDECo

 

Hands On The Wheel – freestyle vid (february 2012):

youtube.com/watch?v=pgMRm5jGW-k

 

Shot Caller – freestyle vid (march 2012):

youtube.com/watch?v=ljLsmhcSWH0

 

Murda Bizness  – freestyle vid (march 2012):

youtube.com/watch?v=lSadL0-swTA

 

BET Awards Cypher 2014:

 

 

 

I Luv Lola – Toronto’s music and lifestyle blog – Gets To Know Snow Tha Product. Sadé Powell stands for the wording, snow for her honesty: Snow reckognizes Nicki Minaj for the work she has done for the women in the Hip Hop industry and names Nick her main influence as a rapper. She shares the experience of being on her first headlining international tour and how her business is done on a family basis. March 17th, 2014: blog.iluvlola.com/post/79927714765/iluvlola-presents-get-to-know-snow-tha

 

self-portrait with camera and background sounds: Snow on her feeling about identities and boxes, April 2012: youtube.com/watch?v=1Z_ZFHLVEsA

On dope|d monsters

 

When Nicki Minaj featured the controversal Jay-Z/Kanye West single Monster (2010) she completely emanicipated. How? Well, in that track, she simply ignores the male erotic fantasy of female sexual death, pictured as motionless, disposable sexual bodies that don’t speak, or pictured as a monstrous sexual threat, haunting the sinful men alive, a fantasy overtly at play in the lyrics and the imagery of the video. She rather creates a female counterpart, a second version of herself to engage with, instead of interacting with the male figures/MCs present in the piece.

By co-opting the trope of genuine female narcissism and with it a central atom at the core of misogyny, Nicki takes Her sexuality out of the hands and mouths of her male collegues, and re|creates it on her own terms. She is literally fucking herself. And the climax: Barbie Nicki, the hyperfeminine gets to come and wins (that’s why the dominatrix has to hide her head in that bag again).

 

So, what about Snow Tha Product in this context? well, I found a parallel and with it an example of how Minaj leads a pathway: The participation of rapper Snow Tha Product in the Tech N9ne et al. cooperation So Dope suggests a follow up of Nicki’s Monster Queendom. Now Snow occupies the throne (only this time it’s a real throne, lacking the subtlety of the wooden chair, Barbie was strapped on), and also waits for the last verse to sum things up. And things sum up: It’s a comment at the end of a row of male fantasies of access to female sexual bodies, explicitly made accessible by the use of drugs, delivered by Tech, Wreckonize and Twisted Insane (quote: “I don’t care whatever it takes to get her upon the matresses”).

Unlike the Monster‘s, the So Dope boys show a certain aspiration for active participation and actual pleasure of their fantasized female sexual counterpart. But eventually they don’t miss to refocus the universe to their alleged center of sexual pleasure, the penis (the “weenie”,  “suckin’ on my zucchini”…really? zucchini?  – …excuse me for the interruption,  I had to pause the writing as I b.o.l.’ed listening to their verses again … – lalahahaha… .) only to exhaust every possible way to symbolize and rhyme the urge “I wish someone would fuck me”.  And what is Snow doing in that messy, pressing, stressfull environment?  Like Nicki Minaj, she works her way through it all by commenting implicitly, focusing on her self, refusing to participate. She is “not getting down like that” and therefore dismissing any advances, male or female, claiming a space “to figure things out”:

 

“So he feeling me, he want to bang I want to wait /

So he get at me he want to say shit that make /

Me think that he gone rape me If I don’t stay /

Cause I got that sickening style, that built me a crowd /

And men and women feelin’ me now and it’s freaking me out /

Cause I’m just here to figure it out and what this is about /

But I’mma say it’s getting so wild that it’s tripping me out /

Cause I’m like here to kill the morale just kill all these sounds /

But lately when I spit to a crowd, these men just reach out /

And they tell me that they women is down, they gettin’ aroused /

And they be tryin’ to give me they child, with a genital smile /

They say they wanna (Fuck)”

 

In both cases the MCs leave the boys with empty hands and presumably wet pants: Nicki by rendering the objectifier, the spectator, a.k.a. the male gaze passive, forcing him to observe female sexuality that is not dumb nor mute but empowered and not even aiming at his pleasure. And Snow does it her way by saying “No.” full stop. And what does No mean? In her case it means: “Yeah, I know, I make y’all want me, but that’s none of my business. And don’t threat me with rape and sh*t like that. It doesn’t impress me you dumb fuck.”