Tomboy – Black Girls Rock
This is why Black Girls Rock!
great rap skills
Song's hook was just a tad too cutesy
Video was boring and low budget
Tomboy, a Hip-Hop group made up of two sisters from New York, is bringing us a catchy song with “Black Girls Rock.” Although the song incessantly sticks in your head after hearing it, the same can’t be said for the video. Director JD Lawrence needed to bring on some more action/excitement in the vid to match the infectious quality of the music. Sadly, it falls short.
The vid starts out with Tomboy members Taylour Made and The B.R.E sitting in the recording studio explaining the basis of the song– an anthem to all the strong black females of the past, present, and future. I liked the song– the rapping is strong, the message is positive, and the chorus is catchy. The lyrics are good– the sisters’ rap about black women being strong, intelligent, elegant, and wrongly stereotyped. The only criticism I can give on the song is that it comes off just a bit too cutesy when it gets to the chorus– “black girls rock/la-la-la-la-la-la-la…” is in fact an earworm, but a bit of an annoying earworm. As for the vid, it’s not really a video at all. All it consists of is scenes of the duo in the studio, singing, rapping their song. The only scenes we see that are not within the walls of the studio are ones in Madison Square Garden and what looks like a Guitar Center-type music store. It would have been nice to see a little more action or story line in the video. Just showing Tomboy in the studio got a bit boring really quick. Other than tat, great song ladies!