"Women Lose Weight"
Record label: Sire/Reprise
Format: 12"
Release date: 3 September 2002

The premise of "Women Lose Weight": Man displeased with marriage to wife because she's packing the pounds and decides to off her. Maybe I'm oversensitive, but I can't bring myself to like this song. While Slick Rick will forever remain one of the greatest storytellers of all time, I thought he had graduated from this type of thing by now. I know they can't all be as socially conscious as "Hey Young World" (and I wouldn't want them to be). Hell, at least it ain't "Treat Her Like A Prostitute." And I can't front…I still laugh at the "wrinkled p*ssy" line that closes out "La Di Da Di." But even the Alchemist mix of "Women Lose Weight" couldn't sway my vote. And he concocted some serious audio dope, ya heard? A lot of start/stop action with the samples and really good layering are the keys to his success. Somebody please tell me there's an instrumental version out there somewhere. Other than that, the Lone Insiders remix "Otherwise" - dark and dubby, accented with percussion, but nothing all that special. Then again, maybe I'm the wrong person to ask. As far as I'm concerned, Skye Edwards and company haven't been on point since their second album. Can you tell I'm a little riled up right now? Makes me wanna record an answer/dis cut - when I come up with a good title, you'll be the first to know…

{chloe knuckles}

back to reviews page