Black Entertainment : Analyzing "No Scrubs (1999)" by TLC

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  1. Asomfwaa

    Asomfwaa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Don't worry this is my last--for now.

    It's strange for me to notice the Mammonism (love of money) in modern African-in-America music, because when I was first exposed to these songs, I plain didn't pick up on it.

    Here's "No Scrubs"--upon listening to the lyrics, I found out why I'm hard to get a date "Scrubs" are simply guys without money.

    What do ya'll think?

    Below is the video, the song, and the lyrics.



    "No Scrubs"
    A scrub is a guy who thinks he's fly
    And is also known as a buster
    Always talkin' about what he wants
    And just sits on his broke ***
    So (no)

    I don't want your number (no)
    I don't want to give you mine and (no)
    I don't want to meet you nowhere (no)
    I don't want none of your time and (no)

    [Chorus:]
    I don't want no scrub
    A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me
    Hanging out the passenger side
    Of his best friend's ride
    Trying to holler at me
    I don't want no scrub
    A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me
    Hanging out the passenger side
    Of his best friend's ride
    Trying to holler at me

    But a scrub is checkin' me
    But his game is kinda weak
    And I know that he cannot approach me
    Cuz I'm lookin' like class and he's lookin' like trash
    Can't get wit' no deadbeat ***
    So (no)

    I don't want your number (no)
    I don't want to give you mine and (no)
    I don't want to meet you nowhere (no)
    I don't want none of your time (no)

    [Chorus]

    If you don't have a car and you're walking
    Oh yes son I'm talking to you
    If you live at home wit' your momma
    Oh yes son I'm talking to you (baby)
    If you have a shorty but you don't show love
    Oh yes son I'm talking to you
    Wanna get with me with no money
    Oh no I don't want no (oh)

    No scrub
    No scrub (no no)
    No scrub (no no no no no)
    No scrub (no no)
    No

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  2. Omowale Jabali

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    If you already have a shorty but don't show her no love, why would you be trying to holla at another Sista in the first place?

    Yeah. That is what is known as a busta.

    Peace!
     
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