Friday, July 8, 2011

A SLANG SALUTE A.K.A. THAT GIRL'S DOPE


I grew up in the 80s.
Hip hop was rising to the top and with it came a new slang.  It wasn't just fresh anymore, it was dope! I immediately took to this new adjective using it frequently to describe the things I saw or wanted.  I even like the way it sounded, strong, finite, when you said it, you meant it.
You reserved it to describe only the best things: Lotto sneakers? Dope. Triple Fat Goose? Dope, name chains, dookie ropes, door knockers and Salt-N-Pepa slant cuts were beyond dope! The word was at its peak, till one day a new word came along…fly. Fly was like the sophisticated sister of dope. It was a smoother way to give a compliment, and while fly was nice, it wasn't dope. It was in my heart, my favorite hip hop word and I never gave it up.  Because you see things can be fly, cool, fresh, hot, but only the best things can be dope.


XOXO

2 comments:

  1. Caprece, I have been on the hunt for a really cool nameplate necklace. Any suggestions where I could nab one?

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  2. Hey Tasha! I don't know of any places online but I would try your local jewelry store. You might be able to get a better deal with them.

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