My Neck, My Back (Lick It)

My Neck, My Back (Lick It)


“My Neck, My Back” by Khia is a seminal track in the annals of hip-hop and popular music. Released in April 2002 as the lead single from her debut studio album, “Thug Misses,” the song is a daring declaration of female sexual autonomy.

The song’s explicit lyrics and infectious beat made it a club sensation, but its cultural impact extends far beyond the dance floor. Khia’s unapologetic expression of her own desires challenged the often one-sided portrayal of sexuality in music, particularly in the male-dominated genre of hip-hop.

The song was recorded at Grooveland Studios in Clearwater, Florida. Despite its sexually explicit lyrics, an edited version of the song was released to mainstream radio. The song reached number 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and its success was a breakthrough for Khia, charting at #12 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.

In “My Neck, My Back,” Khia takes control of the narrative, asserting her own needs and desires without shame or hesitation. This audacious approach to songwriting, coupled with the track’s infectious rhythm, has cemented “My Neck, My Back” as a provocative anthem of female empowerment.

However, the song’s explicit nature has also sparked controversy and debate, highlighting societal discomfort with open discussions of female sexuality. Despite, or perhaps because of, this controversy, “My Neck, My Back” continues to resonate with listeners, serving as a powerful reminder of the importance of sexual equality and freedom of expression in music.