Perrier ACTUALLY challenges toxic masculinity...on a Hip-Hop song!
Perrier reminded me that I have a confession to make…
…when I hear any music that is super lit, I temporarily (remember that word) become enslaved by the beat. I transform into my alter-ego – we’ll call him Benson – and find myself at the mercy of the track’s 808s and hypnotizing hooks.
The keyword here is (remember that earlier reference!), temporarily. Melodies without substance is like an ocean without water, you may find value in the treasures hidden deep beneath the surface, but an ocean’s most valuable commodity is sitting lazily, in plain view…
…water. As in Perrier.
Produced by Uthoria, Perrier has a hypnotic beat that will swiftly lift the listeners out of their seats. However, this track is far from being merely a dope melody without substance. Maybe it’s the “true head” in me, but I listen for the hidden meaning behind every lyric, including the hook. So when I first heard Shea spittin the hook on this track –
That’s that Perrier, That’s that Perrier
– the first thing I thought was, “Why Perrier? Not just any water, but PERRIER, top of the line sparkiling water.” Right then I knew this would be an arrogant track.
And I love every second of it.
Maybe I’m over analyzing Shea’s intentions with this track, but Perrier seems unabashedly flamboyant. This is a direct challenge to society’s idea of what masculinity is. Shea even spits about his “nails being fresh like he just came out the shop.”
Even the artwork for Perrier defies the traditional image of masculinity.
Shea continues to flash, as he begins the first verse:
Pull up drip need that water on my neck/
Shine is niagra that VS with the mink/
She don’t even know what she do to the kid/
I’m just Perrier when I step up in the bih
Postwar’s contribution to Perrier also drips hard. On some gangsta ish, he spits:
Im a lit rich bi–h/
Never everrollin up without my clique/
My clique got killas sh– been illa /
Ask for a collab I don’t fuck wit em
However, his next bars prove that supports Perrier’s main theme:
I can’t get it babe/
Know I mean it in the best of ways/
I’m too good for you broke ones/
Pass a sparkling cold one I’m on one
Perrier has all of the elements that make it a great song: a catchy hook, great lyrics, lit production, and replay value. This one will definitely go on my playlist. I’m thirsty for good music, and Perrier is just what I need to quench that thirst.
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