Vapid Cultural Appropriation or Edgy Cultural Critique? (HUM415)

A screen shot from B.A.P.’s “Badman”:

bap-badman-race-riot

The video:

The lyrics, translated into English:

English Translation:

The despair that I hear in the darkness
The world that is ridden with fear

I will overthrow everything
This crazy world
I will change it
All you who close your eyes over money and threats, get out
On the news, everyone’s a public enemy
Psychopaths are crazily flying all over the place
This is a war against crime
I will repay you the exact same way
Tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye, remember those words
There’s no forgiveness in us

I gotta feeling
I can’t hold it in, give it up
I gotta feeling
It’ll be the day you close your eyes

You’re in danger
You messed with the wrong person, get away
Becuz I’m cuz I’m Dangerous

I’m a Badman
I will imprison you in darkness
AH! AH! AH! AH!
See how you’re ridden with fear

I’m a Badman
I will sweep all of you up
Don’t give me any kind of excuse in the end

Badman (yea yea) Badman (yea yea)

Yeah guys, who dares to stop us?
The air in this city is so suffocating
You’ve been wrong since the beginning, come here, I’m serious
I won’t stop till I cut off all the dirty leaves
I won’t yield
You will shed the same tears, you got that?

I gotta feeling
Burn it all up, burn it up
I gotta feeling
It’ll be the day you cry out

You’re in danger
You’ve reached the end, get away
Becuz I’m cuz I’m Dangerous

I’m a Badman
I will imprison you in darkness
AH! AH! AH! AH!
See how you’re ridden with fear

I’m a Badman
I will sweep all of you up
Don’t give me any kind of excuse in the end

Badman (yea yea) Badman (yea yea)

Why do you keep provoking me?
Now kneel down
I don’t like you
When I see you, I lose control
Badman

Why do you keep provoking me?
Now kneel down
I don’t like you
When I see you, I lose control
Badman

When you see us, please run away
Because we will never leave you alone

I’m a Badman
I will imprison you in darkness
AH! AH! AH! AH!
See how you’re ridden with fear

I’m a Badman
I will sweep all of you up
Don’t give me any kind of excuse in the end

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