As we move forward into a new decade, SOHH spoke with Juvenile, Warren G, Rakim and DJ Webstar to find out what was the biggest hip-hop slang over the past ten years.
For Juvenile, the most popular saying came from his early Cash Money Records days.
“I gotta say ‘bling bling,'” Juvie argued. “It’s not only a popular saying, it’s in the dictionary. It’s a real word and I travel all around the world and the first thing that people say when they see me, even if they don’t speak English is ‘bling bling.’ So it’s a big thing, man.” (SOHH)
Keeping things simple, Warren revealed what the West Coast is known for saying.
“‘Ya got to do it,'” Warren reasoned. “‘Ya got to do it,’ [laughs], that’s the word. ‘Ya got to do it.'” (SOHH)
Offering a New York perspective, Rakim spoke on a popular saying around the Big Apple.
“It changed so much,” Rakim reflected. “I mean, I think ‘It is what it is,’ is the biggest statement in the last ten years. It says a lot and everybody uses it. And it is true, ‘It is what it is.'” (SOHH)
Webstar found a popular rap lyric to be the decade’s biggest saying.
“I think the biggest saying is, I mean, things change so much from the ’90’s to this year, I remember when ‘Trickin’ was a bad thing,” Webstar explained. “Now the big saying is ‘It ain’t trickin’ if you got it.’ So I think that was the biggest saying, ‘It ain’t trickin’ if you got it.’ Is that true? I don’t know.” (SOHH)
Check out DJ Webstar speaking with SOHH about decade items below: