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Alright, I'm an idiot for posting this, a link which is gonna appeal to a slim niche of dy/dan's already-niched readership.
Swagga Talk is a track off Cam'ron's new Public Enemy mixtape. It's profane, crude, misogynistic — standard issue Cam'ron — and, for any language enthusiasts undeterred by those descriptors, totally irresistible.
With assistance from Hell Rell and 40 Cal, Cam'ron rhymes up a comprehensive dissertation of New York's street slang.
I know you miss us.
We back New York.
You wanna talk like us
here goes some swagga talk.
It's authoritative. And awesome.
a kilo is a bird
500 grams is a half a wing
Snow cone on my finger
that's my ring.
Tweeties is yellow diamonds
smurfs is blue diamonds.
that mean the whole crew shinin'.
If you don't gang bang
that mean you 550 and neutral.
A diamond ring is a "snow cone"!? Oh, man, that's great.
I've been enjoying The Jose Vilson quite a bit lately. Kindred rap enthusiasts are rare in this job and awhile back I promised him some sort of rap / English classroom poster. Making good on that here:
Todd Seal has a cool plan for working personal ads into your English instruction. Follow suit. [Updated to fix somethin' inexcusable.]