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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]



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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“Had Better” with Eminem

Even though hip-hop music has been around for over thirty years, very few great artists and rappers are known worldwide. Eminem is a rare exception, and many people across the globe recognize his face and music. His real name is Marshall Bruce … [Read More]


Comparative Adjectives with Dead Prez

Dead Prez is a hip-hop duo from New York City, and its members are and M-1. They are known for their aggressive and confrontational style, and their lyrics focus on socialism, social justice and Pan-Africanism, which is an ideology that … [Read More]


2Pac Fridays: To Live and Die in L.A.

"To Live and Die in L.A." is Tupac's homage to his hometown of Los Angeles, California. It is the second single from 2Pac's final album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. The album was completely finished in only a week during the month of … [Read More]