Trailblazers To The Front Row Please! – “Bitch I’m Madonna”

Madonna’s latest single “Bitch I’m Madonna” featuring Nicki Minaj isn’t cool because the official video is star packed, no. It’s not even Madonna’s best music video, nor is it her best single … not really. She’s released greater works … like “Vogue,” “Girl Gone Wild,” or “Evita.”

What is very significant about this song is that it’s a reminder to the children of today, especially those who has shown a lot of animosity against the superstar, that pop culture NOW was shaped by the trailblazers like her. The entertainment media as it is, and the artistic freedoms artists of today enjoy, is a direct result of the struggles and battles waged by artists who came before them! Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen, Boy George, Cher, Janet, … etc.  These stars set the bar in artistic expression and branding for the younglings to follow. To this day young generation of aspiring stars still follow their blueprint, and even make a living by emulating them – Usher, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, etc. … being Michael Jackson. And it shows from the hit singles and showmanship they produce that mimics Jackson’s own hits. His formula still works! It’s nuts that kids today only see how he’s been demonized by the media, yet they relish the artistry created by those who emulates him.

Kids need to be schooled. It’s important to know pop culture history, and set aside arrogance and hatred. Rise above the muck and show some respect. Just to show how so recent things have changed … remember kids, the internet didn’t exist just a few decades ago, gay marriage is still a new thing, and transgender was virtually unrepresented in the mainstream two years ago. Think about it.

“Bitch I’m Madonna” is a salute to all the trailblazers – not the ones who just found fame recently … no, I’m talking about the 60s, 70s, 80s kids.

 

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