Lines We Should Retire from Hip-Hop

Music is my life. If I’m not listening to it, it’s probably playing in my head. I love all types of music but I grew up with hip-hop in my heart. Lately though, I feel like we’ve run out of things to say in rap songs. I am growing increasingly irritated with the following topics/phrases:

1) “Turn up” or “Turn down for what?” — I may morph into a dancing maniac after a few drinks but I have to respectfully decline these repeated requests to get jacked out of my mind off of syrup, pills, and the like.


2) Molly — she may be the queen of the aforementioned turn-up but I can’t wait for her 15 minutes to be over.

3) Gun references — let’s come up with names besides “llama,” “Nina” and “choppa” to describe firearms. Better yet, let’s stop killing people in songs. #WACK

4) “Eat it up like ______” and “Beat it up like _________” — I was officially done with these phrases when Lil’ Wayne said “Beat it up like Emmett Till.” He’s received enough flack for that idiotic and insensitive statement, so I don’t need to say much more…especially since he’s really the only one overusing these similes anyway.

5) “Killin dem hoes/b*tches” — Ah, yes. Aggressive saying #3. Cease and desist.

6) Why do I even have to go there?