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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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If you hate your job, you’ll love this song!

A good job that pays well and makes you happy is difficult to find nowadays. For a lot of people in the world, they will take any job because they need money to pay bills and support their families. But every now and then, a job is so bad and boring … [Read More]

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9 Vocabulary Words about Money in “Deception”

Blackalicious is a hip-hop duo from Sacramento, California. In "Deception" (1999), Gift of Gab tells a story about a young rapper with big dreams. His music become popular really quickly, and he becomes a celebrity overnight. He forgets his true … [Read More]