Death To The Word Swagger


The term popularized by Jay-Z during the Blueprint 1 era, this term is overused in Hip Hop today. I find myself hearing people use the worse “Swag” for everything. It f_cking drives me nuts. So today I will put an end to it. The final straw was “Swagger Like Us”. T.I. is actually one of the main abusers of the word. Find any album or interview and I’m sure he’ll say it. Hov’s rap repertoire was filled with all types of words. How about you pick up a book learn to use it in your everyday speech then spit. Hate week coming…

“Please feel what I speak / This aint your average ordinary jargon / Weak rap niggas be talking” – Jay-Z

Don’t Be A Weak Rap Nigga

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13 Responses to “Death To The Word Swagger”

  1. Mr. AGM|newyork Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    A M E N

  2. Client 9 Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I agree.. Swagg is for faggs


  3. Red Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Haha, good one, I hear it all the time while I’m out here in CT. I had to change it up and started using “steelo” – B.I.G. said it best “You should already know my steelo”

  4. Trose Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    “Flamboyant 4 Life!” – Big L Days, niggas don’t know about that

  5. Enigmatik Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I apply my co-signature to this post. Good stuff, my duke.

  6. Money C. Paycheck Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    I’m using Panache. Trying to fuck the game up with that one.

  7. Mr. Hurtz Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    It was time for the word to die but in the case of the song Swagger Like Us, can’t use Fanforonade Like Us. Just doesn’t have the same ring. But I might roll with Bravado or maybe Flavor, cuz we got Flavorful Goods on this side.

  8. Morph Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    You definitely need to listen to Apathy’s (of Demigodz) New joint where he goes in about the word swagger over the S.L.U hook haha

  9. S. Mathis Says:
    September 11th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Word substitution suggestion for T.I.: “GRAVITAS Like Us”

  10. put that word to sleep, young. at DC to BC :: the roots @ BC today. Says:
    September 12th, 2008 at 5:59 am

    [...] bury words out here. thanks, PMD. the same goes to grind. that word sucks. don’t ever tell me you’re on your grind. and [...]

  11. spirit equality Says:
    September 13th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    lmfao @ gravitas like us…i think a remake is in order.

  12. Let The Hate Begin! » Blog Archive » Torae Gives On Overusing The Word Swag Says:
    September 25th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    [...] Hip Hop Emcee Torae gives his view on people in general overusing the term I wish could be thrown in the lake of fire. Bun a Swagger. [...]

  13. Jim Nastix Says:
    July 25th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Hey y’all, check out this new track called “Death of Swagger” featuring Jaz-O…

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