At first I thought this question was posed to me as a joke, said no, and waited for the punch line. Sadly it was not a joke. What it was was a question about a book. A real published book that had been making the rounds for a few years.
Now being a hip-hop connoisseur, you would think that if there really were Hip Hop for Dogs I would know about it. But thankfully the hip hop Gods above had let me have 5 more years of bliss before letting me know of this awful books existence.
The premise is not how to create hip hop music that a dog will shake his tail to. Nor is it about Snoop and how to be more like him. (Now that would be a book worth buying). What it is is a book that makes a half baked attempt to explain hip hop to dogs. As if they would care.
The real problem here is that the book is outright offensive. It’s offensive to me and to the whole hip hop genre. It’s offensive to people of color. And it’s offensive to dogs. The lady who wrote this trash needs to be put out of her misery, like forever. Just take a look at how she defines the word “sister” in relation to hip hop music:
“Me and my homegirls, we stick together everywhere we go: at the groomer gettin’ our ‘dos, on the street sniffin’ the B-Boys and all over the hood avoidin’ the baby daddies. Some of us are busted, some of us are fly, some got small bootys, some have badonkadonks. But all of us run in the same pack, help each other, and watch out for each other’s pups. I don’t know what I’d do without my SISTAS.”
Pretty bad right? Like it makes me think that she should be fitted with a collar and locked up behind one of those wireless pet containment systems. That is the perfect revenge from the canine world. Better yet, every time she reaches for a pen and paper she gets the zap in the neck. Those pet containment systems don’t really hurt, she’ll just think twice before stepping out of bounds again.
Honestly, I am a bit aggravated even at myself for giving this excuse of a book any publicity. So please, don’t buy it. Do however write nasty letters to the author and let her know that you shouldn’t play with hip hop this way.