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Day Late & A Dollar Short:
Dr. B.L.T.'s 50 Cent Piece
A songTALK by psychologist Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr. B.L.T., The Rock Doc & Lyrical Watch Dawg
ChchchingHe's a day late, and a dollar short...
Dr. B.L.T., A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Dr. B.L.T.'s 50 Cent Piece: from the forthcoming CD, Shrink Rapped
50 Cent's lyrical loot buys a teen a meal laced with lyrical poison. If ingested on a regular basis, it could render an adolescent morally bankrupt and spiritually starved.
I'm not here to diss or to judge 50 Cent's soul or to condemn him. The Bible reminds us that all of our righteousness amounts to a pile of filthy rags. Basically, this means that we all live in glass houses. None of us have pure minds or pure motives. None of us have minds that are invulnerable to attacks of the enemy, and completely free of lust, greed, self-centeredness, and utter deprivation.
No, my goal is simply to protect teen minds from adult minds. In 50 Cent's case, I would have to infer from his lyrics, that he is an adult child. If Freud were alive today, he may be able to relate to 50 Cent's frequent reference to drugs, especially as such references pertained to cocaine. Yes, Freud's fascination with cocaine was not something that makes us psychologists proud of the founding father of our field. But Freud did have some brilliant insights concerning human development, and, the mind, in particular. If he were to psychoanalyze 50 Cent's lyrics, he would probably say that 50 Cent was fixated at the oral stage of development. The orally fixated character is generally prone to engage in activities aimed at instant gratification of impulses. Again, none of us above developmental fixation and regression. But do we want to encourage such behavior in our youth?
If you'd like to study more of 50 Cent's lyrics, go ahead and google to your hearts content. I'm merely providing a small sample as an innoculation. Let's start with an old favorite of mine (not!):
50 Cent: F*^%# You! From the album: Guess Who's Back
Lesson to Youth: Don't try to engage in rational dialogue, just cuss folks out if you don't like them or if you happen to disagree with them. This song was apparently directed at fellow rapper, Big Pun. So, here is the "moral" of the story: Let jealousy simmer until it turns to rage. Hate those whom you consider competition.
Perhaps he's an equal opportunity destroyer. Perhaps he hates everybody equally except for "pimps," those who espouse his values and fall within his inner circle or "posse,"--folks like Eminem or Dr. Dre.
50 Cent: In Da Club: From the album: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
I got what ya need if ya into feelin' buzzedLesson to youth: Get loaded! Life is too short for real intimacy. Just go out and get as much sex as you can while you're still young. Use, abuse and excuse women. Treat them like the sex objects they are.
50 Cent: Gotta Make It To Heaven, from the CD Get Rich or Die Tryin'Will I see 50 Cent in heaven? Who am I to judge? All I know is that if I don't want to get there before my time, I better just shut up and invest in a bullet proof vest.