Ask A Rapper: The Swagtastically Swaggerific Swaggerbird PKT
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask A Rapper: This whole "swag" thing, it's pretty much infiltrated all of rap. For those of us who may be lacking it, can you explain exactly what swag is?"
PKT: In all essence, swag is nothing more than a word used to describe one's personal style. For old-school hip-hop heads, "swag" is the new "fresh."
PKT: [laughs] Basically, you and I are on the same mental plateau. I've been using the word swagger for about three years and when it played out to me I started using the throwback "fly." Then all of a sudden that began to resurface as well, so I basically combined the two.
I felt as though my personal demeanor was the pinnacle of fly, and since nothing is flyer than a bird with it's swag to the max, we started the term "Swaggerbirds."[laughs] As of now, I think the word has been severely overused and hence has both reached and surpassed the "played out" status.
"Look at my wave,
it's so atrocious,
And then you just keep saying it over and over again. Hot shit, right? That took, like, 35 seconds to come up with.
PKT: Sadly enough, that will be the hit that will make "wave" be what's next! I'll give you some publishing credits when I release my new single.
Follow PKT on Twitter as he spawns the wave phenomenon at @misterpkt.
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