Salt-N-Pepa is an American hip-hop trio from Queens and Brooklyn, New York. The group, consisting of Salt, Pepa and DJ Spinderella, was one of the first all-female rap groups. “Push It” was released as the B-side of the “Tramp” single in 1987, and as its own single in 1988. It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1988 and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. The song is ranked #446 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was ranked #9 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop (taken verbatim from Wikipedia).
Yeah, you come here. Give me a kiss
Better make it fast or else I’m gonna get pissed.
- ain’t (slang) – am not, are not, is not. I ain’t that hungry. I just want a snack.
- very informal; considered “bad English” by many people. ESLhiphop.com does not consider any English dialect “bad”
- in effect (adjective) – something that exists; something with force or persuasion. The hip-hop group is in effect tonight with the funky beats!
- work up a sweat (idiom) – to do something with a lot of effort. We’re working up a sweat trying to fix the car.
- Come on! (expression) – used to tell somebody to hurry or try harder. Come on, man! You have to work harder than that! You’re so lazy.
- pissed (adjective) – very angry. I’m so pissed right now. Somebody ate the last burrito, and I was really looking forward to it!
- also, pissed off
- y’all (pronoun) – plural ‘you’. What are y’all going to do tonight?
- mothers (noun) – people. Y’all some really cool mothers!
- very informal; short for motherfuckers.
How do you feel when you listen to this song? What do you think about? Please write your comments below!