“Thuggin’ Love” from The Boondocks
The Boondocks was infamous for its on-point commentary about politics and Black culture. The show took satire to hilarious heights when they introduced the popular rapper Gangstalucious (voiced by Mos Def). His hit single “Thuggin’ Love” was inescapable throughout the show. It played on characters’ T.V., in car rides, and on the radio. Of course, in the end, “Thuggin’ Love” literally meant thug-on-thug love in the pre-gay marriage era, proving the Boondocks was ahead of the game in exposing the irony of gangsta rappers.
A Faux Bop: Best T.V. Show Songs That Aren’t Actually Real Releases was originally published on globalgrind.com