Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hae Hae - Bey, Toy, Ziya & Rydey: A critical review and analysis

Of all the songs in the world that's about guys harassing girls on the street and getting boners in public at the mere sight of a woman - this is one of the best.

I think it's important to include an English translation of the chorus in this review for our international readers. It is essential to understand the overall theme of the song, its subtle complexities and the clever use of allegory in this masterpiece of social commentary.


"Hello hello hello
Be mine
Don't you understand this is not harassment?
My heart is loose
My tongue is twisted
Heartbeat's getting faster"

After the introductory chorus, the first verse starts immediately to a shot of the rapper with three girls behind him who're pointing their butts at the camera. A casual listener may have missed it at first, but the girls' behinds are obviously a metaphor that represents nostalgia. It's almost as if they're saying, "you can look back at a time when this song didn't exist.... but reality is much bleaker than that."

Some words and syllables in the verses seem to be superfluous and they don't make much sense. It occurs only a few times but it leaves the listener wondering what they've just heard.

I bet you thought that was a mistake, didn't you? Or maybe some verbal putty used to fill in the spaces?

You couldn't be more wrong!

They are clearly a reflection of the uncertainties of life. Especially when you spend most of your life harassing strangers and frequently getting uncontrollable boners in public. All the raps in the song seem to be highlighting this issue.

There are also a couple of references to Lebanese-American pornstar Mia Khalifa, which I thought perfectly represented the unrealistic and dolled up image of women depicted in media.

As I said before, this song is full of extremely subtle social commentary. Added with the brilliant use of 'butt allegory' and a barrage of euphemisms for the sexual functions of both male and female genitalia - the song and its video complement each other perfectly.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give it a listen!

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