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The Bluest Eye Vs. Beautiful Skin April 7, 2009

Posted by presto21 in Books and Movies.
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Hey guys,

I know haven’t blogged in a little while but right now I’m sitting in my living room at the table listening to a Goodie Mob song called “Beautiful Skin”. It’s fucking haunting me. First of all it’s a really really good song. (Jon, you get the assist for showing it to me). Dope beat. Dope chorus. And on the first verse, Cee-Lo kills it. He absolutely destroys it. But I’m not just writing about this song right now because it’s really good.

I recently read a book by Toni Morrison in one of my English classes called The Bluest Eye.

Some background:

Toni Morrison was born in 1931 in Lorrain, Ohio in a working class family. Thats “Depression era” working class. The second child in a family of four.  The Bluest Eye was published in 1970, her first novel, to rave reviews. But in 2001 it was banned from school reading lists by angry parents in Bakersfield, California. Just keep that in mind.

I swear there is a connection here.

The first thing you have to do though is stop reading this blog immediately if you don’t have the song “Beautiful Skin” by Goodie Mob and go download it. When you have done so OR if you already have the song then play it while you read the lyrics to Cee-lo’s verse and the first chorus. After the first chorus stop the song. Here are the lyrics: