Drake, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar: famous rappers expressions

Rap music as always influenced our vocabulary and Shakespeare language. At such a point that some expression are use in commercials or in medias.

Thus, rappers like, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, or Chris Brown have created or popularized expressions that are now integrated in informal language.



“Trill” comes from the combination of the words “real” and “true. It is used to describe someone who is considered to be well respected



meaning: You Only live Once

It is people excuse for something stupid that they did


Turn Up

Turnt up is used to described the state of being wild and crazy like someone would be at a party. So Turn up means getting loose or being wild.


Ya Bish

Popularized by Kendrick Lamar, “Ya Bish” is used often by people in Compton. Typically the word is affirmative and can be read like “my nigga” or “you feel me” depending on the context.



meaning: Working On Excellence

“Woes” is the squad you run with everyday should be working on excellence. And that’s why people in Toronto use the word for their team Or set. It has been popularized by the Canadian rapper Drake.



Bae is often used by people on the internet who think it means baby, sweetie etc.


Ooh Kill’Em

It means to slay the competition. Actually, people have been saying “kill ’em” for decades as a means of hyping someone who is doing their thing. But, Lil TerRio’s cousin voice when the famous Viner was dancing generates a real excitement.


Basically, It is the abbreviation of “Let’s go”.



Lean is another antonym for stoned. Several rappers such as Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa often use it.

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