HAPPY THANKSGIVING YALL!!! HOPE YOU TAKE THE TIME OUT TO THANK THE CREATOR FOR ALL OF YOUR BLESSINGS!!!
SAVE SOME TURKEY FOR ME!!!
& SOME CRANBERRY SAUCE & SOME SAUERKRAUT & SOME SWEET POTATO SOUFFLE & SOME BUTTERED ROLLS......ESPECIALLY THE ROLLS!!!
& AFTER YOU FEED YOUR STOMACH.....SOMETHING TO FEED YOUR MIND:
Interesting HIP HOP facts:
Although he denied firsthand experience of illicit drugs, Calloway did admit to certain vices-fast cars, expensive clothes, "gambling, drinking, partying [and] balling all through the night, all over the country" (Calloway, 184).
LOL! Was Jim Jones biting? The root word being BALL. Is he paying tribute? What does BALL mean...idk? *blushing* He prolly doesn't even know where the word originated? Just some ole Harlem slang that has stood the test of time?
Not sure exactly how he was using it, but Calloway was a Harlem performer and forever changed the way Americans speak, with the publication of Professor Cab Calloway's Swingformation Bureau and The New Cab Calloway's Hepsters Dictionary: Language of Jive (1944), which became the official jive language reference book of the New York Public Library. The Oxford English Dictionary credits Calloway's song "Jitter Bug" as the first published use of that term.
Please read the rest of this interesting article (the "Origins of Hip Hop" when you get a chance.
Do we (this generation) really know where any of our slang originated?
what about the word YO?
IMO We say Yo alot in Baltimore.
This is hillarious:
"Yo" has even become part of the vernacular of world leaders. On July 17
, President George W. Bush
addressed UK Prime Minister Tony Blair
with the words, "Yo, Blair
. How are you doing?", during a conversation overheard in the margins of the summit of the Group of Eight
industrialised nations ("G8
") in St Petersburg
. When Blair rose to make a statement in the House of Commons
on July 18
, he was greeted with cries from the Opposition benches of "Yo!" (Today, BBC Radio 4, 19 July 2006). Former British Government Minister Denis MacShane
observed that "Yo, Blair" was the American equivalent of "wotcha, mate
" and that metaphorically
Bush and Blair had been addressing each other in the French "tu" [you] (as opposed to the more formal "vous") (Times, 22 July 2006).
WTF? g DUBYA is a Funny dude!
Is he using the word correctly?
BALTIMORE HIP HOP HISTORY:
I didn't buy this one, my mate Lee did, but I was there with him at the time, which would have been late 1985, or possibly early '86. I can remember him picking it out purely because of the cover. For once, the record didn't have a plain white sleeve, it had a black and white picture sleeve featuring pictures of the Z-3 MC's, three skinny black kids from Baltimore, crouching by a giant ghetto blaster and just generally hanging out. It also had the immortal word "Beat Box Convention" which hinted that the record might well feature human beat box, something that me and all my mates were totally obsessed with. Purchased for the cover alone the record could still have been a let down, but on getting back to Lee's house and playing it for the first time, we weren't disappointed. Heavy, heavy beats, urgent rapping, razor sharp cuts from DJ Cheese, a King Tut keyboard riff and some awesome beat box combined to make this a sensational purchase. I can remember he let me tape it on the spot, which was rare as normally everything had to be traded for something, a track for a track or whatever, often on the understanding that you couldn't then let someone else tape it off you. It wasn't unusual for fights to break out when somebody found out their record had been dealt without their consent.