A Las Vegas artist named Sizzy Rocket reworked the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” into a feminist anthem, thanks to some new lyrics.
Even if you’re a longtime fan of the Beastie Boys, the lyrics to song “Girls” can be cause for a good eye-rolling cringe when it pops up on a playlist. As the Beastie Boys started embracing more progressive causes, they distanced themselves from the songs’ lyrics (and much of the lyrical content on some of their early work.) Yes, it’s a damn catchy song but lyrics like “Girls – to do the dishes/Girls – to clean up my room/Girls – to do the laundry/Girls – and in the bathroom” aren’t necessarily what you want to remember about the band that gave us “The disrespect to women has got to be through/ To all the mothers and sisters and wives and friends/ I want to offer my love and respect to the end.”
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