Megan Thee Stallion is unparalleled on debut album “Good News”
As we mortals slog through 2020, Megan Thee Stallion reaches for the stars. The Houston rapper scores world hits, inspires millions of TikTok users, writes an intelligent opinion piece for The New York Times, unites women of all colors and shapes, and receives the highest honor a young artist can receive: shocked reactions from the old-fashioned guard.
“Filthy,” is how Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler calls her single “WAP” – no longer short for sausage, applesauce, and chips.
Butler seems to have forgotten that his now iconic group was also dismissed fifty years ago for being indecent.
Megan Thee Stallion ends her glory year with the full-fledged debut “Good News”, a record that is as catchy as it is vulgar – titles “Do It on the Tip” and “Intercourse” leave little to the imagination.
Her flow is unparalleled, her energy inexhaustible, and her charisma is so overwhelming that she overshadows most of its features.
In “Shots Fired,” she skillfully kills Tory Lanez, the rapper who denies shooting her in the foot.
With “Girls in the Hood” she transforms Eazy-E’s misogynistic single “Boyz-n-the-Hood” into a feminist anthem.
She makes a concession here and there, with the pop song “Don’t Rock Me to Sleep” plucked right off the treadmill as the low point.
But those four songs at the end, from “Outside” to “Don’t Stop”, are for licking thumbs, fingers and other body parts