Rebecca Black's Moment

“Rebecca Black borrows from one of hip-hop’s more powerful narrative-engines, the presupposition that everyone is against you:

Weren’t you the one who said that I would be nothing?
Well I’m about to prove you wrong.
I’m not the only one who believes in something.

Which works, if you grew up as a musical prodigy in the Marcy Projects. But Ms. Black didn’t — she is the daughter of Orange County veterinarians whose spayedings and neuterings paid for the “Friday” video — and so she has a problem. The grand cause separating her from the nihilism of the day is in fact merely her own dank puddle of that very nihilism: an unwavering belief in the cosmic justness of her own celebrity despite any basis for it — the triumph of want over talent.”
— Rebecca Black expert Dana Vachon takes a look at her new song and tells us What It All Means.