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You best believe I’m the illest!

You best believe I'm the illest! My name is Steve. You best believe I'm the illest English teacher that you've ever seen! I'm going to break down (explain) my lyrics very quickly. We can use "You had better" in order to give very direct advice or warnings. For example, "You had better shut up. You'd better leave me alone!" In informal slang, especially in hip-hop songs, people sometimes say "You best" to give direct advice and warnings. Subject + best + base verb. You best believe I am the … [Read More]

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Oh snap! It’s hella cold outside!

Hip Hop Slang Oh snap! It's hella cold outside! If you are very shocked or surprised by something, you can say "Oh snap!" If something is very cold or really cold, you can say hella. "It's hella cold!" Oh my god! It's so cold in Korea right now. I'm hella angry because I'm hella … [Read More]

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Getting Into Trouble with Afroman

The hip-hop genre has many talented artists who discuss important social issues, such as poverty, racism, and violence... Afroman is not one of those artists! He is known as a "one-hit wonder" because he became famous for only one song that he wrote in 2000. "Because I Got … [Read More]

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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives with KRS-One

Hip Hop Lives is the collaborative album from MC KRS-One and producer Marley Marl. This is a historical album in the sense that 20 years prior, KRS and Marley were bitter rivals involved in the legendary Bridge Wars. In an interview with Unkut.com, … [Read More]

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Das EFX is an American hip hop duo consisting of emcees Dray and Skoob. They named themselves "Das" standing for "Drayz and Skoob" and "EFX" meaning "effects". They rose to popularity in the early 1990s due to their affiliation with EPMD's Hit … [Read More]