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Top 10 Songs of the Week (3/11)

on March 11, 2016, 11:00am
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09. Anna Wise – “BitchSlut”

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When Kendrick Lamar came across Sonnymoon’s “Nursery Boys”, he immediately tracked down the vocalist responsible for the song’s snappy, retro crooning: Anna Wise. Since then, Wise has been featured on good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly, and untitled unmastered.. The theme of her upcoming debut solo EP is “women,” and single “BitchSlut” wastes no time detailing why. Over a trickling hip-pop beat, Wise layers her vocals to outline double standards women are held to, complete with a Dirty Projectors-esque vocal slide into the soon-to-be anthem of a chorus: “If I say no, I’m a bitch/ Say yes, I’m a slut.” If you identify as a woman, it’s hard not to feel understood at the least and empowered at best by the time the second verse kicks in — because, really, sexist double standards need to stop. –Nina Corcoran

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