December 14, 2013

The pockets’ meme in rap music

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The recurring line pockets on___’ is a technique used by rappers to quickly illustrate wealth. By far the most popular adjective is swole and variations thereof. Repeat offenders include 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne & Wiz Khalifa. Here’s a small categorized selection of some others. Edit: Just found someone else getting nerdy with lyrics over here.

Pockets on _______”

Size

Swole

Super swole

So swole I think they finna bust

Sumo

Obese

Blimp

Husky

Humongous

Extra-big

Tilt

No weight watchers, no lipo

Bigger than my bus

Fat, just like an elephant

Nine-months

So fat, I’m startin’ to feel contractions

Financial

Black card

Casino

Payment

Brinks truck

Culinary

Pizza

Fatburger

Croissant

Strength

Solid

Bodybuilder

He-Man

Schwarzenegger

Creatine

Wealthy celebrities

Charlie Sheen

J. Stackhouse

Charles Barkley

Overweight celebrities

Nutty Professor

Bruce Bruce

Ruben Studdard

Joey Cartagena

Snookie

Raven Symone

Venus (Williams)

Precious

Norbit

Monique

Cee-Lo

Heavy D

Rick Ross

Kelly Price back when it was 95

Abstract

St. Patrick’s Day

Etcetera

Kirby

Shrek

Samoan

Python: Holdin’

Bonus Busta Rhymes reversal: Hateful ni**as try to put my pockets on diuretics.”


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