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Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Two Examples Of "For All We Know" Performed by Donny Hathaway & Performed by Billy Porter

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases the 1934 song "For All We Know" and showcases an example of that song by Donny Hathaway and an example of that song by Billy Porter.

Information about that song and information about those two singers are also included in this post along with selected comments from YouTube sound file or YouTube video of those renditions.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composers of "For All We Know". Thanks also to Donny Hathaway and Billy Porter for their musical legacies. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of these examples on YouTube.

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE SONG "FOR ALL WE KNOW"
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_All_We_Know_(1934_song)
" "For All We Know" is a popular song published in 1934, with music by J. Fred Coots and lyric by Sam M. Lewis.

There are alternate verses but the main lyrics start: "For all we know we may never meet again".[1]

Popular versions in 1934 were by Hal Kemp (vocal by Skinnay Ennis) and Isham Jones (vocal by Joe Martin).[2]

The song has been recorded by a host of artists including Al Martino, The Andrews Sisters, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Crystal Gayle, Dinah Washington, Doris Day, Fran Jeffries, Bette Midler, Nat King Cole, Rod Stewart, and Rosemary Clooney.

The version by Dinah Washington reached #88 on the chart in 1962. A version by The Spinners in 1965 gave it a more contemporary sound.

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The Donny Hathaway version from the LP Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (Atlantic, 1972) has become one of the standout versions of the song.[citation needed]

A cover by Abbey Lincoln was featured prominently in the Gus Van Sant film Drugstore Cowboy.

A cover by Billy Porter and Our Lady J was featured in a 2018 episode of Pose.[3]”...
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The lyrics to this song are given below in the comment section for the Donny Hathaway sound file.

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INFORMATION ABOUT DONNY HATHAWAY
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donny_Hathaway
"Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul singer, keyboardist, songwriter, and arranger. Hathaway signed with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto", in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine "marked him as a major new force in soul music."[1] His enduring songs include "The Ghetto", "This Christmas", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "Little Ghetto Boy", "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", signature versions of "A Song for You", "For All We Know", "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of many collaborations with Roberta Flack. "Where Is the Love" won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1973. At the height of his career, Hathaway was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.[2] On January 13, 1979, Hathaway's body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled as suicide.

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Family
Hathaway met his wife, Eulaulah, at Howard University and they married in 1967.[2] They had two daughters, Eulaulah Donyll (Lalah) and Kenya. Lalah Hathaway has enjoyed a successful solo career, while Kenya is a session singer and one of the three backing vocalists on the hit TV program American Idol. Both daughters are graduates of the Berklee College of Music. Donny also has a third daughter, Donnita Hathaway.

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Influence
According to Allison Keyes from NPR, Hathaway's solo recordings are "part of the foundation of American soul music" and have "influenced performers from R&B singers Alicia Keys & Aaliyah to rapper Common to singer-guitarist George Benson".[11] He was named the 49th-greatest singer of all time in a 2010 list published by Rolling Stone.”...

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From https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127935255
NPR Series "50 Great Voices" - Donny Hathaway: Neglected Heart Of Soul
TRANSCRIPT, June 21, 2010 12:00 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition, ALLISON KEYES
"Singer-composer-arranger Donny Hathaway is perhaps best known for his duets with singer Roberta Flack, but the body of solo work he left behind when he died 30 years ago is part of the foundation of American soul music. His songs have influenced performers from R&B singer Alicia Keys to rapper Common to singer-guitarist George Benson.

Hathaway's voice was clear and powerful, and his piano-playing was remarkable in its own right. He exercised uncanny control over both of his instruments. Contemporary singer-songwriter Raul Midon -- often compared to Hathaway -- says Hathaway not only had an incredible voice, but also the technique of a classical singer.

"He's just the strongest soul singer that ever existed," he says. "Call it gospel. Call it soul. Call it whatever you want. That tradition of singing… black singers, African-American singers. He came from that tradition."...

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INFORMATION ABOUT BILLY PORTER
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Porter_(entertainer)
"Billy Porter (born September 21, 1969) is an American Broadway theatre performer, pop singer, and actor. He attended the Musical Theater program at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School's[1] School of Drama, graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, and achieved fame performing on Broadway before starting a solo career as a singer.

Porter won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Lola in Kinky Boots at the 67th Tony Awards. For the role, Porter also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Porter also won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for Kinky Boots. He currently stars in the television series Pose for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series."...

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From https://www.huffpost.com/entry/billy-porter-emmy-nomination-pose_n_5d2f79c8e4b020cd993e0ee6
Billy Porter On Historic Emmy Nomination: ‘The Sky Is The Limit Now, Honey!’
"Working on the FX series “Pose,” the openly gay black actor said, “taught me how to dream the impossible.”
By Kimberley Richards, 7/17/2019

Billy Porter is celebrating being recognized for his work on the barrier-breaking FX series “Pose.”

The Tony Award-winning actor earned an Emmy nomination on Tuesday for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as ballroom emcee Pray Tell.

He told Deadline that working on “Pose,” which is noted for casting a record number of transgender actors on a TV show, taught him how to “dream the impossible.”

“I’ve always had huge dreams but I realized now that my dreams have been springboarded off of things I have already seen,” Porter said. “They weren’t about dreaming the impossible. They weren’t about dreaming things that didn’t exist.”

“Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, FX — everybody involved in the show taught me how to dream the impossible,” he added, referring to the show’s creators. “The sky is the limit now, honey!” "...
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Here's information about the television series Pose
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pose_(TV_series)
"Pose (stylized as POSE) is an American drama television series about the African-American and Latinx trans, gay and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in New York City in the 1980s and, in the second season, early 1990s. Featured characters are dancers and models who compete for trophies and recognition in this underground culture, and who support one another in a network of chosen families known as Houses.

Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, the series premiered on June 3, 2018, on FX. The series stars an ensemble cast including MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter, Indya Moore, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Charlayne Woodard, Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Angel Bismark Curiel, and Dyllรณn Burnside.

The first season was met with positive reviews upon its premiere and subsequently received numerous award nominations including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for Billy Porter. In July 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season, which premiered on June 11, 2019. Also in June, FX renewed the series for a third season."...

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SHOWCASE YOUTUBE EXAMPLES
Example #1: For All We Know



Donny Hathaway – Topic, Published on Aug 26, 2014

Provided to YouTube by Rhino Atlantic

For All We Know · Donny Hathaway

Never My Love: The Anthology

℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Here are selected comments from the discussion thread for this sound file (with numbers added for referencing purposes only)
1. Bluespower1792, 2017
"Every time I listen to this song I am in awe over the performance as well as the sentiments of the song."

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2. Renee Windon, 2018
"Love it....soul stirring"

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3. Sharell Taylor, 2018
"Heard this on POSE last night. It's been on rotate ever since!"

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4. mjc3182, 2018
"Sharell Taylor that's what brought me here!!"


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5. MaatDiva8, 2018
"๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ž"

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6. Justin Case, 2018
"For all we know
We may never meet again
Before you go

Make this moment sweet again
We won't say goodnight
Until the last minute
I will hold out my hand
And my heart will be in it
For all we know

This may only be a dream
We come and we go
Like the ripples of a stream
So love me

Love me tonight
Tomorrow was made for some
Tomorrow may never come
For all we know"

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Example #2:POSE on FX:Billy Porter as Pray Tell Sings!


Butterfly Kisses, Published on Jul 9, 2018

Song Clip from POSE ON FX . Billy Porter as Pray Tell sings Donny Hathaway's "For All We Know".
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Here are selected comments from the discussion thread for this video (with numbers added for referencing purposes only)
1. Yolanda Hutcherson, 2018
"i thought I was the only one who cried like a baby when he sang this song. I had never heard of Billy Porter and I was amazed at his voice. I was already impressed with the acting skills. Great Job, Mr. Porter."

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2. samsamsamtheman, 2019
"Yolanda Hutcherson look him up on here for Kinky Boots.... BTW he’s in Drag and Boots in Kinky Boots. One of the best! ๐Ÿ’™"

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3. eric brunson, 2018
"I have never ever cried as hard watching a television show.....the emotional impact of this episode hit me like a ton of bricks"

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4. Queen Bee The Diva, 2018
"My favorite Donny Hathaway song"

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5. veronica larkins, 2018
"So I cried a lot, Donnie Hathaway’s version is beautiful, but this right here....I can’t watch without tearing up."

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6. rekeyamarie, 2018
"You betta saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnggg Pray Tell!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"
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"Pray Tell" is the name of the character that Billy Porter plays on the American television series Pose.
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Here's information about the phrase "pray tell"
From https://www.definitions.net/definition/pray+tell
"pray tell(Interjection)
Expressing incredulity, please explain (some claim or position the speaker doubts)."

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7. babeevokalz, 2019
"My heart hurts when i think of all the pain my lgbt family had to endure in the past all the hate, discrimination, aids etc. They had to deal with, still deal with but im hopeful for our future and i look forward to it! Love you all my lgbt family๐ŸŒˆ"

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8. Gillian Atkinson, 2019
"The category is:
๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ’•FAAABULOUS!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–
Billy Porter single handedly holds this entire show together stunningly.
It's absolutely beautiful.
I'm loving it. x"

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9. Robert Lee, Countertenor, 2019
"He went to church on that. Billy is incredible"

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10. Mark Manalaysay, 2019
"Come through season 2!!!! I just finished season 1 on netflix. Cried so many times. I am living right now. Cant wait for June 9. This show is REAL."

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11. Bo Boga, 2019
"I just got hip to Pose, watching this episode, BILLIE PORTER is everything! I'm officially a new huge fan..."

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Awale Adan Featuring Farhiya Kabayare - Ku Ogoliyaa (Somali music video, lyrics, & comments)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases the 2015 official YouTube video "Ku Ogoliyaa" by Awale Adan featuring Farhiya
(also given as "Farxiya") Kabayare.

Brief information about Awake Adan is included in this post along with lyrics for this song and selected comments from this video's discussion thread.

The content of this post is presented for socio-cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Awale Adan and Farhiya Kabayare for their musical legacies. Thanks also to all those who are associated with this song and this video. Thanks also to all who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.

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INFORMATION ABOUT AWALE ADAN
From https://so.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cawaale_Aadan [translated from Arabic to English]
"Cawaale Deheeye (English : Awaleh Adan ; Arabic : ุนูˆุงู„ู‡ ุงุฏู… ุฏุงู‡ูŠู‡ ) is a singer and lixiimiste song in Somali . Awale was born in Djibouti on 6 August 1983."

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: AWALE ADAN FEAT KABAYARE 2015 KU OGOLIYAA OFFICIAL VIDEO (DIRECTED BY STUDIO LIIBAAN)



Liibaan Jama, Published on Oct 28, 2014
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Statistics as of July 15, 2019 at 8:58 AM
total # of views - 9,247,175
total # of likes - 17K
total # of dislikes - 3.7K
total # of 3,639

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD
(with numbers added for referencing purposes only, with additional information or explanations given after some of these comments)

Comment #60 includes this song's lyrics in Somali with their English translations.

2015
1. Abdirahman Omar
"I would like to say that Farhiya Kabayare And Awale have a great chemistry on the video and i can't rememeber a time where i saw a Somali video where i enjoyed watching it as much as this one. Farhiya has good bubbly personality which boasts everyone's mood and that smile of her is great. If they said nice thing about a Somali town we shouldn't all be jealous or envious because we should all know our fellow brothers live in that town and is ours as much as theirs so Big up to all Somalia."

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2. Sara Ali
"Is he Somali or Oromo? I watched him singing Oromo so I'm confused ๐Ÿ˜"

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3. Mahdia Houssein
"@Sara Ali What a silly question!"

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4. darui
"@Sara Ali he is somali from djibouti and he sang only one oromo song"

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5. TheWaiting22
"@Sara Ali he is somalian"

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6. Abdiwahab Mohamed
"@Mahdia Houssein not that silly"

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7. Xoosh Robleh
"@Sara Ali stay that way
you better off confused
that qabilist,Oromo and somali have the same lineage
he is the latter"
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"qabalist" is a Somali colloquial term meaning "promoting one ethnic group (tribe) or region over another"..
[Additions and corrections are welcome].

Read comment #28 below that includes the related word "qabiil".

Here's information about Oromo people:
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oromo_people
"The Oromo people (Oromo: Oromoo; English: Oromo) are a Cushitic ethnic group inhabiting Ethiopia. They are one of the largest ethnic groups in Ethiopia and represent 34.5% of Ethiopia's population.[8] Oromos speak the Oromo language as a mother tongue (also called Afaan Oromoo and Oromiffa), which is part of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family."...

Here's an excerpt from a forum discussion about who Oromos are closest to Habesha (Ethiopians and Eritreans) or Somalis):
"...compared to Habeshas, Somalis are more closely related to Oromos.

Oromos and Somalis both speak Cushitic languages, share many similar culture traits, and are genetically related. Oromos also are similarly related to Habeshas. But Somalis share less in common with Habeshas than they do with Oromos."...
-https://www.quora.com/Are-Somalis-more-related-to-Habesha-or-Oromofor comments about Somali people and Oromo people.

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8. MISS JJay
"someone needs to translate this song. Damn Somali lyrics are so complicated...."

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9. abdiwali hussein
"@MISS JJay i feel sorry for pipo like u u cant even understand yo own language"

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10. ajamm123
"PIPO??! I'm dead looooooool"

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11. abdiwali hussein
"@ajamm123 i mean "people'"

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12. that aint ordinary bruh
"@abdiwali hussein sxb, people were taken from their country at a young age. like my family, we can all speak somali alx, but complicated lyrics are still hard to understand. so don't criticize."

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13. abdiwali hussein
"@that aint ordinary bruh i understand bro but still there no excuse for one not to not know their own language u can find somalis every where or u can even go back and visit your country and learn its something that definess u how do u say you are somali and u cant speak the language ?"
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"Definess" is probably a typo for "defines"

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14. Saalax Cisho
"@abdiwali hussein"

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15. Jakiiz Jambo, 2016
"+abdiwali hussein Am somali born sxb and i still dont understand the lyrics that much and my Somali is on point"

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16. MISS JJay, 2016
"Lol it's not about if i speak the language or not, the lyrics are complicated and even some words my bparents don't understand. Alhamdulillah Somali fiican waan ku hadli aqan walaal.
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Google translate from Somali to English: Somali fiican waan ku hadli aqan walaal. = I speak Somali well with a brother.

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17. Lex Jones
"Ive always wondered how the hell do somali musicians make money? they dont sell records and their music is now available on itunes so how do they make money... or do they do it for free?"

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18. Warda Ifraax
"they are invited to parties(Somalis have no shortage of these), most of them have other jobs, tv appearances, and if they hit the jack-pot they become a mouth-piece for a regime/regional power."

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19. hแบณnแบณd ร…bdรฎ
"pretty simple they make a music tour n get paid...!! the more the fans listen it for free the bgger the income when hosting the music tour... :D"

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20. Mohamed Jibril
"@Lex Jones
They make money off weddings, tours, parties, its called a side hustle. You ever heard of those? Go to the motherland and see how often these things happen, lol only a brotha whose lived back home knows how often they occur."

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21. Mimi Dheel
"It's amazing song good voice and beautiful people wow well done cawale and fatxiyo."

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22. Kidas Dias
"i like this song my queen fathia kabayare you re beautifull"

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23. Munawar Abdalla
"I rily luv diz song nc wallah"

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2016
24. sadia ali
"1m views for 4months well done๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ"

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25. Siuu Macbuus
"somalia and eritrea hve alike songs they sounding same

welcme"

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26. Cabdullaahi Bootaan
"@Madara Sennin This is clean music, we are talking about love ending with marriage ... every Somali couples will Enjoy."

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27. shava006
"Am just going to say it. Awale Adan, I don't like how close you're getting to my woman! Awesome song."

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28. hodan ahmed
"Whna thank you ,farxiyo and cawale,and abwaanka heestan,plse don't use qabiil we all know farxiyo, here mom from puntland ,but is only song ,for one of Somali towns,can be you're Town two,enjoyed pls,viva somalia,"

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29. shax buuran
"learning somali langauge and practicing, from california"

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30. Nimo Farah
"Mashallah ! That's great let us know if we can help . ๐Ÿ˜"
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Here's information from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashallah
" "Mashallah" -Mashallah (Arabic: ู…ุง ุดุงุก ุงู„ู„ู‡‎, mฤ shฤสพ allฤhu), also Maa sha'Allah, Ma shaa Allah, is an Arabic phrase used to express appreciation, joy, praise, or thankfulness for an event or person that was just mentioned. It's also an expression that is often used in the Muslim world to wish for God's protection of something or someone from the evil eye."...

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31. shax buuran
"+Nimo Farah does somali langauge hve root like english does ?"

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32. Sabrina Sharif
"@mose Jacob
Although the language has been around for a long time the written language is under 50 years old."

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33. aida butterfly
"good luck. im Somali and I don't speak Somali well it sucks.."

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34. Ahmed Drake
"+Saida Maruf maybe u the one sucks cuz Somali language is so fine"
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"Saida Maruf" is the same commenter as "aida butterfly".

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35. Wiilgedo Jubbaland
"+Ahmed Drake bro what she mean is that her Somali sucks she don't mean Somali language"

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36. Wiilgedo Jubbaland
"Somali language is so so so so so beautiful"

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37.Ahmed Drake
"+Saida Maruf typical rer magal nah ready to diss with gabar somali ah so feel good yarta.....๐Ÿ˜"

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38. aida butterfly
"Listen I didn't say anything bad about somali and I love being Somali just because I said my af Somali sucks does not mean I feel bad about being.. Now I see why Somali girls insult Somali men and choosing ajinabi.."

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39. Ahmed Drake
"+Saida Maruf somali girls insults us and give credits to ajanabi men.... cuz of little misunderstanding ... but who gives a damn walalo...one thing aint wanna do nor ever did is insulting a Somali chiq marka if this convo can lead ya to ajinabi to give credits then do so walalo"
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ajnabi (also given as ajinabi) is a Somali word which means “foreign” - https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/the-meaning-of/somali-word-cf92ec2670621caa244c78ac9e5de248fa7b49b5.html

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40. Wiilgedo Jubbaland
"@Saida Maruf hey chill out he was wrong and I correct him so chill and not all somali girls choose ajnabi only the sh&t* one does also nowadays most of Somali men don't give a sh&t* if Somali girl choose ajnabj or not is up to them "
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*This word is fully spelled out in this comment.

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41. Ahmed Drake
"@Wiilgedo Jubbaland thumbs walalo"

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42. Wiilgedo Jubbaland
"@Ahmed Drake don't worry walaal Somali girls always looking at the negative side you already know that"

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43. ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ุดูƒูˆุฑ ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ู‚ุงุฏุฑ ู…ุญู…ุฏ
"+mose Jacob keep learning bro dnt give up"

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44. Lalay Saday
"@Wiilgedo Jubbaland aniga somali ayan ahay and I hate ajnabi so much and all the ladies r not the same even the boys
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Google translate from Somali to English:
"aniga somali ayan ahay = i am somali"

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45. Wiilgedo Jubbaland
"@Lalay Saday I know abayo but don't hate anyone ajnabi waa laguursan kara lakiin dhibka somalida haysto waxa waye ajnabi ayay qalad ka fah maan qofka somaliga ee ajnabi guursado ama la saxiibo waxu isku mooda inuu ilbax yahay"
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Google translate from Somali to English
"Foreigners can come to an end, but the Somali problem is strange, it's a mistake to understand that the foreign-marriages of somebody who are married or have a friend feel like they're good"

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46. Abdi H
"+Saida Maruf Ahmed misunderstood what you said, and what you meant when you said my Somali sucks. And I never had Somali girl disrespected me or insulted me."

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47. Abdi H
"+ugaas soomaaliyeed bro you misunderstood Saida Maruf, so don't go to far she's Somali girl, and she doesn't have to be speaking Somali."

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48. Caddaalad Sinaan
"+Saida Maruf Sorry Abaayo. Thid kids aren't well disciplined the only things they knew is insulting Somalis women. You didn't say.anything wrong absolutely his lac of understand the languages and judging you for nothing is amaze me really for no reason, and the worst thing they even took side by side just to judge and insulting you. I'm apologize beautiful sister on behalf of them. And again please marry outsiders instead of these ignorant plus uneducated boys. ;)"

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49. NFN MRM
"+mose Jacob Somali has roots first in Cushitic languages then Afro-Asiatic languages. Somali language is perhaps the oldest of the Cushitic languages and it has influenced other Neighboring Cushitic languages. Learn Somali and you will easily pick up other similar languages.

Somali language written in latin is less than 50 years old but we have been writing with different scripts for thousands of years.

Friendly advice; Be very careful with the Somali letters X, C, Q and D. they are not the same as how you would pronounce them in English"

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50. Waryaa Heedheh
"Yes Somali language has roots and based off of the Cushitic language tree. That means it is a derivative of ancient Egyptian.
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This comment is given in bold font in this discussion thread.

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51. Keyse iKapa, 2019
"It is Hamitic Afro-Asiatic language. It is Similar to the other Cushitic, Semitic and Ancient Egyptian languages"

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2017
52. Axmed Ali
"i am from mars and i love somali music ha top that....."

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53. Dale Ahmed
"did you know Awale and Farxiya kabayare are good singers and best singers in Somalia am watching this in 2017 . over 5m woow ๐Ÿ˜‰"

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54. Victoria Kimani
"can someone tell me what this song means please? sounds amazing"

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55. Omar Omar, 2018
"it's about how they love each other and how they should get married they mention some of the Somalian cities that their wedding should happen. how all the cities around should celebrate their wedding and they end it the song that they will be husband and wife. I hope that helps."

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56. Ahmed Ahmed
"awale he's the somalia singer who has most of views on YouTube๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘"

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57. Galan Ketema
"Who can translate me pls????
at least the word OGOLO or KU OGOLIYAA ??????????????????????"

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58. ismaacil cabdulahi
"Ogolo means can accept
Ku ogoliyaa means accepted"

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59. SomaliQueen Amin
"Galan Ketema “accept me”
“I accept you” "

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2018
60. Gashan
"Here are the lyrics in Somali & English;

Whilst at an airport awaiting a 24-hour long flight, and reading one of Al-Khowarezm's* original treatise in mathematics, not in its original Arabic text, I am shamed to say, but an English translation nonetheless, I found myself wanting to listen to Somali songs, and this one caught my attention with its lovely rhythm, and in doing so, I did notice some of you were asking about its lyrics; here are the actual Somali lyrics, and close English translation - the best I could come up in between bites.
* Muแธฅammad ibn Mลซsฤ Al-Khowarezm was the giant, who left the world with Algebra & Algorithm (the latter is an area of research interest of mine, ergo my desire to seeking original works).

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* Somali:
Furitaan,
Ogolow ,
Ku Ogoliyaa,

I. Beydkiisa:
i. Jacayl unkaminyo, Axdi dhidibkii tii adkaysaay,
ii. Oogta sagalkiyo, Oogta sagalkiyo, Dayax u egeey,
iii. Ammaanada ruux ku adadag iyo, Sharaf ehelkeed, Ogow inaad tahay,

iv. Sida eydha-dhaban, Weyday ilmihii, Isu ololee,
v. Aroos wacan iyo qoys Islaamaba, Aqalkoodii aynu taagno e.

Hooris:
Mudug & Eyl oogada Taleex,
Illamaa Dannood, Nogob & Afdheer,
Alalaaskuna ha is gaadhoo,
Amniga badantii, Garowe ahayd ku ekaanee, Macaan ogolow (his).

II. Beydkeeda:
i. Jacayl unkamiyo, Dareen curasho leh ayaad abuurtee,
ii. Odhaadha haboon, Odhaadha haboon, dhihi ogidaa,
iii. Iskaa siiyoo, Imaan qaadee, Aboowe macaanow ku ogoliyaa,

iv. Sida eydha-dhaban, Weyday ilmihii, Xiisa ololeed, Xayska aqalkaad u dhigaysiyo,
v. Aroos farxad laan Alaylahe rabey,

Hooris:
Mudug & Eyl oogada Taleex,
Illamaa Dannood, Nogob & Afdheer,
Alalaaskuna ha is gaadhoo,
Amniga badantii Garowe ahayd ku ekaanee, Aboowe ogolow (hers).

*/

/*
* English
Opening,
Consent,
I do,

I. His (English):

i. Incubates love, rooted in commitment thou behold,
ii. Beauty skin deep akin to Sagal bark, if moon-like,
(Sagal is a tree with relatively smooth trunk and fair bark found in the Somali countryside; I recall not its equivalence in North America, howbeit I shall ask my literati mates),

iii. Trustworthy, and one of self deference is who your are,

iv. As if a fleet of camel missing its calves, hum & grunt we do,
(* mea culpa, for it was rather challenging to capture the poetic rendition of the lyrics in its native nomadic description, and could not do better than that; perhaps others could),

v. A splendid wedding cum a befitting Muslim home, erect let us.

Chorus:
- From Mudug to Eyl and Taleex,
(These are names of: a region (Mudug), and cities Eyl (a historical coastal town in Nugaal), and Taleex, a historic town, and once the seat of the Dervish movement of Sayid Mohamed Abdulle Hassan in Sool),

- To Dannood, Nogob, and Afdheer,
(Again, these are rural sites and villages in Western Somalia, and now DDSI; Dannood, which falls under the Doolow prefecture (or so it used to), is famous for its lush green landscape, water-beds, and leafy pastures),

- Alulution in chant, in synch and aplenty,
- Rest, let us in the placid Garowe, darling do consent.
(Garowe is a city in Nugaal, and the seat of government of Puntland, Somalia; beautiful, calm, and with great weather all year round).

II. Hers (English):
i. Incubates love, ingenious desire, thy spawn,
ii. Elegant aphorism, aptly thy opine,
iii. Present I to thee, apposite I find thee, darling I consent to thee,

iv. As if a fleet of camel missing its calves, hum & grunt, rig our nook,
v. So desired, a rad wedding.

Chorus:
- From Mudug to Eyl and Taleex,
- To Dannood, Nogob, and Afdheer,
- Alulution in chant, in synch and aplenty,
- Rest, let us in the placid Garowe, darling I do consent.

*/

/* End */
Best of luck, Cheers,"

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1"Gashan SA You're an artist yourself, brother. Brilliant!"

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62. Dahir Mustafe
"Iam somaliland I don't understand one world but i like somali music"

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63. DR. AMIN
"more then 7million viewers can we say all somalis which can access internet watched this. kkkkkk"
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"kkkkkk" = a way of representing laughter in a number of countries throughout the world

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64. somaali Media
"Still lit im here 2k18"

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65. nana Raage
"I love my Somalia"

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66. Hanna lovely
"Most beloved Somali singer Awale Adan 1000 times Respect ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜˜"

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67. Mowliid Abdi
"I love Muslim music wallahi I'm Mowliid I'm from Somali ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜"

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68. Siyaad Cali
"Knowledge people keep it up one love always."

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69. Hassan Abdulle
"I am from puntland I like somali songs though I do not understand"
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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puntland
Puntland (Somali: Puntlaand, Arabic: ุฃุฑุถ ุงู„ุจู†ุท‎, Italian: Terra di Punt or Paese di Punt), officially the Puntland State of Somalia (Somali: Dowladda Puntland ee Soomaaliya, Arabic: ุจูˆู†ุชู„ุงู†ุฏ ุฏูˆู„ุฉ ุงู„ุตูˆู…ุงู„‎), is a region in northeastern Somalia. Centred on the town of Garoowe in the Nugal province, its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998 but is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.[5]

[...]

The name "Puntland" is derived from the Land of Punt mentioned in ancient Egyptian sources, although the exact location of the fabled territory is still a mystery. Many studies suggest that the Land of Punt was located in present-day Somalia,[6][7] whereas others propose that it was situated elsewhere.[8]

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99% I am from...
1% other"

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Use Of The Term "Nappy Hair" In The Song "Nappy Head" & In The Song "JuJu On The Beat"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents an article excerpt about "nappy hair" and documents the use of the term "nappy hair" as a general referent for Black people in The Fugees' 1994 Hip Hop song "Happy Heads" and as a self-descriptor in Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall's 2016 dance challenge record "JuJu On The Beat (TZ Anthem)".

The content of this post is presented for socio-cultural purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all the composers of this music and these poems.
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Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/07/childrens-rhymes-that-mention-people.html the related pancocojams post entitled "Children's Rhymes That Mention People With A Bald Head Or People With Nappy Hair"

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ARTICLE EXCERPT ABOUT NAPPY HAIR
From https://www.curlcentric.com/natural-hair-movement/ by Kenneth [No date for this article is given, but comments are posted dating April 21, 2011.]
The natural hair movement is focused on encouraging women with African ancestry to celebrate and enjoy the natural characteristics of their kinky, curly, hair texture.

..."The Term Nappy is Often Considered a Pejorative
“Nappy” is a term that’s been used to describe natural hair since the days of slave trading.

When used to emphasize the difference between natural hair and European hair, it took on a derogatory meaning. Today many African American women are reclaiming the word.

There are some women who identify themselves proudly as “nappy girls” and have given up relaxers and other extreme treatments in favor of growing their hair out in its natural state.

The potential hairstyles available to naturals range from the very simple TWA to more sophisticated styles like bantu knots.

Braids (e.g., box braids and crochet braids), hair twists (e.g., Senegalese twists) and dreadlocks are also common styles.

As you can see opting for natural hair doesn’t necessarily mean abandoning cute hairstyles or even flat ironing your hair.

There is no hard-and-fast rule about which products and styling habits are “natural” and which aren’t natural.

Historical Perspective on Natural Hair
It’s useful to examine the complex relationship between women of African heritage and their hair in a retrospective way, working in reverse chronological order.

2005 saw the promotion of an underground, independent documentary titled “My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage”.

The film won many awards on the independent film circuit and played widely at colleges.

The documentary used years of research to uncover the deeper meaning of the term “nappy.”

Covering more than 400 years of history, My Nappy Roots culled the highlights from 200 hours of footage to paint a realistic portrait of Afro hair culture and its journey from Africa to the Americas via the slave trade.

The film’s thorough and unflinching look at the way black hair was manipulated (both literally and metaphorically) made it the definitive work on the subject.

According to tradition, the source of the word “nappy” is tied intimately to the production of cotton on slave plantations.

The tuft of cotton which forms on the plant prior to harvesting is called a nap. The term was adapted to described textured hair because of the supposed similarity to the tuft of cotton.

Due to the power disparity between the slave’s culture and that of their masters, straight “white” hair was cast as desirable while natural hair was demeaned.

This labeling of “good” and “bad” hair grew particularly divisive as mixed-race children became more common. Natural “nappy” hair was firmly cast as unacceptable.

My Nappy Roots, despite its underground popularity, was never released commercially.

The introduction of film on a similar topic (Chris Rock’s 2009 release “Good Hair”) sparked a very well-known lawsuit and finally brought the debate about nappy hair and chemical straighteners into the public spotlight.

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As with earlier trends in textured hair, the natural hair movement has gained momentum today thanks to its adoption by some notable celebrities.

Examples include Erykah Badu, Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monรกe, Solange Knowles, Tracee Ellis-Ross and Viola Davis.

Now that “going natural” has turned into a popular trend, manufacturers, and retailers of hair products are seeing sales of harsh hair-straightening chemicals (i.e. relaxers) rapidly decline.

From an all-time high of more than $750 million in sales, the amount of hair relaxers sold has dropped by more than 25 percent in the last five years.

Some future projections estimate that sales will be only 45 percent of their historic high by 2019. Though this particular type of product has fallen out of favor, women who prefer natural hair are spending more on hair care than ever before.

Suppliers and marketers have certainly not let this fact escape their marketing plans. Consumers with natural hair make up a lucrative market for hair products."...
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I believe that the use of the term nappy hair as a self-descriptor in the Fugees' 1994 song "Nappy Head" and Zay Hilfigerrr's & Zayion McCall's song "JuJu On The Beat" can be largely attributed to the influence of the natural hair movement in the United States and throughout the world.

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REFERENCE TO "NAPPY HAIR" IN THE 1994 HIP HOP DANCE SONG "NAPPY HEADS" BY THE FUGEES
WARNING: The Fugees' song "Nappy Heads" contains profanity & sexually explicit references and therefore may not be appropriate for children. The excerpt of that song that is provided in this post don't have lyrics with profanity or sexually explicit references.

Information about this record:
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nappy_Heads
" "Nappy Heads" is a song performed by Fugees, issued as the second single from the group's debut album Blunted on Reality. The song was co-produced by Pras and Wyclef Jean and written by Lauryn Hill.[4] Recorded in 1992 but not released until 1994,[3] the song became the group's first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 49.[5] The song also reached #1 on the Billboard dance chart.[5]”…
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Pancocojams Editor's Note:
Since pancocojams is a family centered blog, I chose not to include a video or sound file of the Fugees' Nappy Head record because some of its lyrics may not be appropriate for children.

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Lyric excerpt:
[Hook: Wyclef Jean]
Yo Mona Lisa, could I get a date on Friday?
And if you're busy, I wouldn't mind taking
Saturday-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay
Round up de posse, Fugee comin' around the way

(Wyclef) Yo, hey nappy head
(Lauryn) Yo whashup?
(Wyclef) What you got there?
(Lauryn) Hah, I got some of that lyrical cheeba cheeba
(Wyclef) Worrrrrd?

A cheeba cheeba y'all, well I'm a Libra y'all
A cheeba cheeba y'all, well I'm a Libra y'allcerpt from Fugees’ song “Nappy Heads”

[...]

[Wyclef:]
(I got the slang to make the chitty-bang-bang
A-rid-dang-de-dang, the nappy head bang)
[Lauryn:]
No I, got the slang to make the chitty-bang-bang
A-rid-dang-de-dang, the nappy heads reign!

[...]

[Hook]
Nappy heads in the zone and we're not goin' home!

[...]

(Yo some nappy heads need to check they necks for red)"...
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Lyrics source: https://genius.com/Fugees-nappy-heads-remix-lyrics. Here's some information about that record from that same source:
"About Nappy Heads (Remix)
2nd single from ‘Blunted on Reality’

The beat samples: ‘Santa’s Birthday’ by The Caroleer Singers and Orchestra

Also interpolates ‘I’ll Fly Away’ by The Humbard Family, ‘The Hump’ by Buster Williams and ‘Sunglasses at Night’ by Corey Hart

Intro inspired by ‘Smokin Cheeba-Cheeba’ by Harlem Underground Band (1976)"
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Information about the term "cheeba cheeba"
From https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cheeba%20cheeba
cheeba cheeba

Synonym for Marijuana used in Harlem/Bronx in the 1970's
You got that good Cheeba Cheeba?
by Glory128 January 06, 2016
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"Cheeba Cheeba" - the title of a 1989 Hip Hop record by Tone Loc
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I believe that the term "nappy heads" in the Fugees' record with that title is a general colloquial, positive referent for "Black people", substituting for "the n word" (as in Hey, my "n word" - with that word fully spoken) without racist intent). That term is accepted by those it is addressed to, in contrast to its historical use by African Americans as an insult.

I believe that the line "Yo some nappy heads need to check they necks for red" means that some Black people don't accept the current Black street trends, and therefore are suspected of acting like "rednecks" (i.e. White people).

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REFERENCE TO "NAPPY HAIR" IN THE 2016 HIP HOP DANCE SONG "JUJU ON THE BEAT (TZ ANTHEM)"
Pancocojams Editor: While "JuJu On The Beat" (TZ Anthem) is technically considered Hip Hop/Trap music, it may be more accurately categorized as a dance trend song with Hip Hop lyrics.

Information about this record
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juju_on_That_Beat_(TZ_Anthem)
""Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)" (also known simply as "Juju on That Beat",[1] "Juju on the Beat"[2] and "Juju on dat Beat"[3]) is a song by American hip hop duo Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall. The song was originally posted to McCall's YouTube channel on July 8, 2016, as a track from his mixtape Why So Serious?, where it received over 18,000 views.[4] It was posted to his channel again on August 11, 2016, where it received over 45 million views.[5] The song became a viral dance challenge.[6] The entire song is a freestyle over the beat of the song "Knuck If You Buck" by Atlanta hip hop group Crime Mob featuring Lil' Scrappy.[7]

The single charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 5.[8]

Music video
On November 2, 2016, the music video for Juju on That Beat was uploaded to Zay and Zayion's YouTube channel, The ZayNetwork, where it received over 290 million views.[10] The video is potentially based on the film Neighbors... The video won the 2017 Kids Choice Award for Favorite Music Video.[11]"...
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The "nappy hairstyle" that Zay Hilfiger wore in the video is multiple short braids with small red beads (or small white beads). Based on my direct experience mostly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and based on my online and off-line reading and viewing, while a small number of Black American males (regardless of their age) wore and still wear their hair in multiple short braids, it was and still is rare for beads or any other adornment to be added to males' braided hair. Beaded braids are usually considered a young Black girl's hairstyle*. That said, a young Black male has two beaded braids in his natural (afro) hair in Ayo & Teo's hit 2017 dance tread video "Rolex" and one of those rappers has his hair in unadorned braids (dyed red) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwk5OUII9Vc. I've also come across one 2019 video of a young adult Black rapper with small braids wearing beads or small clips at the end of those braids. There are probably other examples of Black teenage and young adult men with that beaded hair style, but I don't think that hairstyle is that common.

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania anyway, but I think throughout the United States, wearing short or long braids with beads is a very popular hairstyle for Black girls up to around eight years old. I've noticed that after around age eight years old, Black girls stop wearing beads in their hair, and instead have their braids adorned with tiny colored plastic clips, or very narrow gold or silver colored string, or small imitation cowrie shells.

*This custom of only young girls wearing beaded braids is different from the 1970s & 1980s when wearing beads at the end of long braids was a (mostly Black) hairstyle for females from young girls to young women. It was rare for males to wear beads in their braids. Stevie Wonder and Rick James are the males who I can think of who wore that hairstyle.

(Additions and corrections about these hair styles are welcome.)

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Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – Juju On That Beat (Official Music Video)



Zay Hilfiger, Published on Nov 2, 2016

Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion Mccall’s official music video for their viral dance challenge “Juju On That Beat”
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Statistics as of July 14, 2019
total views -399,455,359 views
total likes- 2.9M
total dislikes - 210K
total comments-

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Lyric excerpt:
"[Intro: Two Girls]
Girl 1: Oh my god, oh my god. Girl ain't that Zay and Zayion?
Girl 2: Yas
Girl 1: Don't both of 'em got a girlfriend?
Girl 2: Girl I don't care
Girl 1: I don't care girl, he still cute
Girl 2: Oh yes, he is!"

[Verse 1: Zay Hilfiger]
Walked in this party
And these girls lookin' at me
Skinny jeans on and you know my hair nappy
Hey, hey, hey"...
Source: https://genius.com/Zay-hilfigerrr-juju-on-that-beat-tz-anthem-lyrics
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This is the only use of the term "nappy hair" and the only references to the rappers' appearances in this song.
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Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juju_on_That_Beat_(TZ_Anthem) for information about the song "JuJu On The Beat (TZ Anthem)".
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"Skinny jeans" are currently in style as are natural hair styles. I consider the inclusion of "nappy hair" in a Black man's self-description to be a positive departure from the ways that African Americans have previously used that term as an insult directed at other Black people.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Children's Rhymes That Mention People With A Bald Head Or People With Nappy Hair

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents some examples of children's recreational rhymes that mention people with a bald head or people with nappy hair.

The content of this post is presented for socio-cultural and folkloric purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.
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Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-use-of-term-nappy-hair-as-self.html for a closely related pancocojams post entitled "The Use Of The Term "Nappy Hair" As A Self- Descriptor In The Song "Nappy Head" & In The Song "JuJu On The Beat"

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
This compilation isn't meant to be a comprehensive collection of all of these types of rhymes.

Many of the examples of rhymes in this compilation include no demographic information, including no information about the race or ethnicity of those sharing the examples.

Based on their text (words) and structure, I believe that these rhymes originated with African Americans. Versions of certain rhymes in this compilation- particularly "Your (Yo) Mama, Your Daddy, Your Bald headed Granny" have been and continue to be relatively well known among American children regardless of race/ethnicity. Some other rhymes examples included in this may have been chanted by only a limited number of (probably only African American) children within a particular location and within a small period of time.

I consider all of the examples in this collection to be pre-dozens rhymes, i.e. insults [disses] that are chanted by children who, in doing so, are being prepared to engage in dozens challenges. Here's some information about "the dozens":
"The Dozens is a game of spoken words between two contestants, common in black communities of the United States, where participants insult and use other verbal rudeness each other until one gives up. It is customary for the Dozens to be played in front of an audience of bystanders, who encourage the participants to reply with increasingly egregious insults in order to heighten the tension and, consequently, make the contest more interesting to watch....

Comments in the game focus on the opposite player's intelligence, appearance, competency, social status, and financial situation. Disparaging remarks about the other player's family members are common: especially mothers ("yo′ mama...")—to the extent that those outside the African-American community often use the specific term "yo momma jokes" incorrectly to refer to the Dozens.

Commentary is often related to sexual issues, where the game is then referred to as the "Dirty Dozens".[5]

...Both males and females participate, but the game is more commonly played among males of varying social status.[1]

The importance of mothers in African and African-American families is at the heart of the game: insulting someone else's mother is sure to inflame the passions of the other player."

Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dozens that link for more information about "the dozens" in African American culture.
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Please add to this collection by sharing examples of these types of rhymes (along with demographic information a-particularly where & when learned, how these rhymes were/are performed and the race/ethnicity of those performing them).

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CHILDREN'S RHYMES THAT MENTION PEOPLE WITH A BALD HEAD OR NAPPY HAIR
These rhymes are divided into two different sub-categories. These examples are given in no particular order. Consecutive numbers are assigned to the rhymes in that particular section for referencing purposes only.

PART I- RHYMES THAT MENTION PEOPLE WITH A BALD HEAD
Pancocojams Editor's Note:
In the United States describing children (sometimes excluding babies) as being "bald-headed" or "(having) no hair" is considered an insult in the United States. The desired characteristic for female children, in particular, (including Black females) is to have long hair.

1. HOT SHOT BABY
hot shot baby
chicken and gravy
here comes a lady
with a bald head baby
*point to other person* THATS YOU
-http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/inthe80s/smf/1109960765.shtml "inthe00s forum" In the 1980s forum

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2. YOUR MAMA MY DADDY YOUR BALD HEADED GRANNY (Version #1)
your mama
my daddy
your bald headed granny
she 99
she think she fine
she break it down like frankinstin.
go frankie
go frankie
go, go, go frankie,
go frankie
go frankie
go, go, go frankie.
-erika, cocojams.com, 10/26/2006
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"Cocojams.com" is the name of the cultural website that I founded in 2000. Children, teens, and adults submitted examples to the children's rhymes and cheers section of that website which was voluntarily deactivated in October 2014.
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A few other examples of this rhyme with the words "my mama" etc instead of "your mama" can be found online. However, since these rhymes are supposed to be disses (insults), the correct wording is "your (yo) mama, your daddy, your bald headed granny" and not "my mama" etc. People wouldn't say "my mama" etc. since that would mean that they were insulting themselves.

Here's a YouTube discussion thread comment on a "yo greasy grimy granny" video that supports this position:
"from whut i understand this was derived from basing eg; your momma jokes maybe from socal or NYC... You would start off by saying your momma...and you would return with each line as a comback saying your daddy....and continue with the rest as a comback without the other party knowing what you where going to say...but this was 35 years ago and old"
-Suprahajimoto, 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBrAKK30dTA2011
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"Basing" is one of several regional terms for "playing the dozens".

"your mama jokes" means the same thing as "the dozens". These insulting jokes are referred to as "your mama" ("yo mama") because so many of those jokes (insults) begin with the words "Your mama [is] ____".

"Socal" = southern California; NYC = New York City.

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3. UR MOMMA UR DADDY UR BALD HEADED GRANNY (Version #2)
ur momma
ur daddy
ur bald headed granny
shes 99
she thinks shes fine
she breaks it down like frankenstein
u wish
u wish
u just got dissed
wait come back
i think u need a tic tic
i dont need mean
not a sip not a swallow but the whole dang bottle!
-kno 1, cocojams.com, 4/30/2007
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"breaks it down" = does his (or her) best dance moves
"dissed" = insulted (disrespected)
Note that the lines after "u just got dissed" are from the "Brickwall Waterfall" insult rhyme.
As an aside, notice the blogger's creative tag name "kno 1" = no one (rather than saying "anonynous").

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4. YOUR MAMA, YOUR DADDY, YOUR BALD-HEADED GRANNY (Version #3]
Your mama, your daddy
your bald-headed granny
she mean
she green
she need some vaseline
she white
she black
she ain’t coming back
-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQxDFVPyoEs Your mama, your daddy, your bald-headed granny, published by TexasGonzo on Jul 6, 2013
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The summary of this video is "Jon and PJ's first rap song. Both of them are 8 years old"
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Note that one of these boys in the video is Black and the other boy is White.

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5. YO MAMA, YO DADDY, YOUR BALD-HEADED GRANNY (Version #4]
A-B-C-D-E-F-G you dont wanna mess with me.
yo mama yo daddy your bald headed granny she 99 she thinks shes fine shes goin out with frankenstein
she wish she wish she wish she had this lol
Daisy, 2009;
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My guess is that the words "she wish she had this" refers to either the girl who is chanting's butt or the girl who is chanting's boobs (breasts) as a big butt and big breasts are admired female characteristics. The girl chanting probably switched her hip (to emphasize her butt) or pointed to her breasts while she chanted that line.

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6. BALD HEAD SCALLY WAG (version #1)
Bald headed scally wag, ain't got no hair in the back
Slide slide slippery slide, yo momma ain't got no hair on the side
-pwells09, Jun 24, 2017, https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/black-girl-rhymes-what-was-yours-growing-up.1196979/ "Black Girl Rhymes What Was Yours Growing Up"

WARNING some lipstickalley.com. examples or comments include profanity and/or sexually explicit content. The examples below that include profanity are given in amended spelling for folkloric purposes only.
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The commenter known as "pwells09" has "my" last name, but isn't me or any relation to me.

The "bald-headed scally wag" is lifted (with some revisions) from verses of the 2001 Hip Hop song "Chickenhead" by Three 6 Mafia. That rap composition contains profanity and sexually explicit references.

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7. BALD HEAD SCALLY WAG (version #2)
Nic nac patty wack
B&&ch* you ain't got no hair in the back
weaved up, slide up
b&&ch* you need a shape up
-Queen Daenerys,Jun 24, 2017, https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/black-girl-rhymes-what-was-yours-growing-up.1196979/page-2 "Black Girl Rhymes What Was Yours Growing Up"

*This word is fully spelled out in this example.

This commenter wrote "Yes a lot of these brings back some good memories. I got one though." before she shared this rhyme. She also wrote " Lol. I know. A hawt mess" after she shared that rhyme. "hawt" - "hot" "Hawt mess" means something is "really messy" (in this case, meaning it's really socially unacceptable).

"A shape up" is when a barber or beautician shaves or trims a person hair to remove excess hair in order to achieve a particular shape or style and to achieve a more polished look.

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8. BALD HEAD SCALLY WAG (version #3)
Baldheaded scallywag, ain't got no hair in the back. Gelled up weaved up, yo hair is f&cked* up!

Petty Princess, Jun 25, 2017 https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/black-girl-rhymes-what-was-yours-growing-up.1196979/page-2 "Black Girl Rhymes What Was Yours Growing Up"
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*This word is fully spelled out in this example.

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9. BALD HEAD SCALLY WAG (version #4)
Bald headed skiddle diddle, ain't got no hair in the middle
Bald headed skally wag, ain't got no hair in the back
Tulipop, Jun 25, 2017; https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/black-girl-rhymes-what-was-yours-growing-up.1196979/page-3 "Black Girl Rhymes What Was Yours Growing Up"

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PART II- RHYMES THAT REFER TO NAPPY HAIR
1. My husband actually taught my daughter's a song that he remembered as a child in the late 60s/early 70s.

Hey you, over there, with the nappy nappy hair.
My back is achin' my pants too tight, my bootie shakin' from the left to right
M' Gowa, Black Power, yo' mama needs a shower.
Destroy, little boys, soul sister number nine, sock it to me one more time.
Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!
- GUEST,Shamiere, 24 Mar 04; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=4300 Children's Street Songs
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A number of lines from this rhyme are found in some other African American originated children's rhymes, particularly "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" rhymes. However, this is the only example that I've found that includes the line "Hey you, over there, with the nappy nappy hair."

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2. I KNOW YOUR HAIR IS NAPPY
I Know Your Hair Is Nappy
But I refuse to lend you my comb
If you have to beg ‘n plea for my Dixie Peach
I don’t mind cause you need it desperately

[Sing to the tune “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”]
- "Yo' Mama: New Raps, Toasts, Dozens, Jokes, and Children's Rhymes from Urban Black America", (page 111), 2004. edited by Onwuchekwa Jemie
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“Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” is a hit 1966 R&B song by The Temptations.

"Dixie Peach" was a very popular brand of hair grease (hair pomade) in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly among Black people in the United States. Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomade for information about hair pomades.

Here's information about the book "Yo' Mama: New Raps, Toasts, Dozens, Jokes, and Children's Rhymes from Urban Black America"
from https://www.amazon.com/Yo-Mama-Toasts-Childrens-America/dp/1592130283
"Collected primarily in metropolitan New York and Philadelphia during the classic era of black street poetry (i.e., during the late 1960s and early 1970s) these raps, signifyings, toasts, boasts, jokes and children's rhymes will delight general readers as well as scholars. Ranging from the simple rhymes that accompany children's games to verbally inventive insults and the epic exploits of traditional characters like Shine and Stagger Lee, these texts sound the deep rivers of culture, echoing two continents. Onwuchekwa Jemie's introductory essay situates them in a globally pan-African context and relates them to more recent forms of oral culture such as rap and spoken word."

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