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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Selected YouTube Discussion Thread Comments About Afro B's Song "Drogba" (Joanna)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a three part pancocojams series on Afro B's 2018 hit song "Drogba" (Joanna).

Part II showcases the official video of Afro B's song "Drogba" (Joanna) and provides selected comments from this video's discussion thread. General comments are featured in Part A and Part B features comments about this video trending online and some influences on it trending online, particularly a video on the YouTube Channel "Lily's Petal World" that included this song.

That "Lily's Petal World" video is given in the Addendum to this post.

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/05/hit-2018-afrobeats-song-by-united.html for Part I of this series. Part I showcases the official video of that song and includes lyrics and information about that song. Information about Afro B is also included in this post along with information about the song's featured artist Nigerian recording star Wizkid, about Ivory Coast footballer (soccer player) Didier, and about Afrobeats music.

Part III provides selected comments from this video's discussion thread about Black people's skin color (as reflected in this video).

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

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Afro B, Wizkid, and all those who were involved with this video and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO : Afro B - Drogba (Joanna) Prod by Team Salut [Official Music Video]



Afro B, Published on Aug 2, 2018
-snip-
Statistics: May 18, 2019 as of 9:15 AM
Total # of views - 20,554,071

Total # of likes - 180,000

Total # of dislikes - 5,900

Total # of comments- 3,826

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD
(Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.)

1. PART A - GENERAL COMMENTS ABOUT THIS SONG / VIDEO AND/OR COMMENTS ABOUT AFROBEATS MUSIC
havefaith2016, September 2018
"Yo, this has to be one of my favorite Afrobeat songs of this year! Liked how he was just having fun. And shoutout to Sherrie Silver!!"
-snip-
Choreographer/dancer Sherrie Silver is the young woman who is featured dancing throughout this video.

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2. Simply Apiny, October 2018
"Many of our bothers and sisters around the world unfortunately are not aware of the amazing afrobeat music there is out here! That's fine I stay reppin' sooner or later they will!"

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3. jose verjel, December 2018
"Apiny M oh they bumping this around the world here in Colombia it’s everywhere hottest song out here"
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A large number of commenters in this discussion thread "signed in" [gave their nation's name and/or city] in Spanish. The largest number of commenters writing in Spanish in this discussion thread are from Colombia and Panama.

A lot of "nation signing in" comments were also posted by Africans (particularly from the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya) and a number of those types of "roll call" nation comments were posted by people from various nations in the Caribbean, including a sizable number posted by people from the Dominican Republic.* There were also some comments from the United States, a few comments from Australia, a few from Asia (India), and a few comments from Europe- including on from Belgium and one from Albania. However, I'm surprised that there were so few comments from people "reppin" the United Kingdom or France.

*A sub-thread of those comments resulted in comments from others expressing surprise that people from the Dominican Republic were identifying themselves with the Black African Diaspora because many people in Caribbean nation are (rightly or wrongly) known for downplaying their Black ancestry.

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4. glen willis, January 2019
"I’ve been saying the same thing. It’s only those that are stuck in the box. Never want to explore other music."

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5. BWA_Letty, February 2019
"I've been sleeping on this music ๐Ÿ˜ญ gimme some song names/artists to put me on ๐Ÿ˜‰"

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6. Clare Ikhabi, February 2019
"@BWA_Letty check out Burna Boy(esp gbona and on the low songs), Sauti Sol, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazy, Diamond Platnumz ๐Ÿ˜˜happy dancing!๐Ÿ’ƒ"

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7. Mike V, February 2019
"Who cares lol I love p square"

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8. Brian Crump, March 2019
"Simply Apiny Naw sis we are most definitely aware of the sound from over there.I’m from and live in South Philadelphia in the United States, I just blast this song like 5xs straight.It make me want to dance,this a hit!"

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9. PROUDLY AFRO-GERMA, Movember 2019
"There’s something about African music that makes me hype"

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10. laura ochieng, March 2019
"Yup, but this would be considered afrobeat. Search up afrobeat songs and you would find most in English"

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11. Olufemi Yusuf, April 2019
"@laura ochieng it's English because afrobeats mainly come from Nigeria and ghana which both countries official language is English"

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12. ch3rrikiss, May 2019
"It's the MOTHERLAND calling....all humans can't escape the vibe"

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13. DJ RECKLESS DMC (OFFICIAL) DMC DJ EUROPEAN Mixing CHAMPION !, December 2018
"This Video was Released to LATE to have any effect ! The Audio came out 8 Months ago. SENDING BIG LOVE TO EVERY ONE FROM AFROBEAT FOR LIFE LOVER IN LONDON ❤️"
-snip-
This comment was made before this song started trending online.

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14. Harris Chenet, December 2018
"He showing how the culture is spreading worldwide ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅdope video"

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15. Mahir Benammar, March 2019
"Didier Drogba one of the best strikers in the history of football ⚽ ( not soccer please ) you welcome"

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16. Vouranator _, March 2019
"I've been bumping to this for months on Deezer, they have a good African section, Afrobeat should be more popular in the African diaspora as a whole and not just the Americanized watered down version of it like those few Drake tracks, the real Afrobeat. (listen to Case by Teni :)"

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17. Rocky Rockdiworldnuh, March 2019
"IF YOU LISTEN TO THIS SONG N DON'T FEEL THE SPIRIT OF AFRICA JUMPIN IN YOUR SOUL, HANG UP ๐Ÿ“ž☎️๐Ÿ˜‚"

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18. Ifuxa Million, March 2019
"This song took over the clubs out here in the states, fire fire"

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19. Yourr YouTubeChannel, March 2019
"Ifuxa Million it was recorded in nyc"
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nyc= New York City

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20. A_S996, April 2019
"Yourr YouTubeChannel No it was recorded in Paris. Why would they record it in NYC, there’s no Afro beats scene in America"

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21. riyadh rider, April 2019
"A_S996 nah some of it was filmed in nyc but most of it was in Paris. Afro should’ve filmed it in London that’s where afrobeat popping the most right now the US don’t really know much about it"

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22. Thebronxhomie, April 2019
"@A_S996 That is a lie. Ur obviously not from NYC"

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23. riyadh rider, April 2019
"Thebronxhomie nah I think they mean the afrobeat scene in NYC isn’t as big as it is in like London and Paris"

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24. Alina Movsisyan, April 2019
"Even here in Belgium ๐Ÿ˜Š"

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25. Roni, April 2019
"Yourr YouTubeChannel lol how was it recorded in nyc when there’s the whole Eiffel Tower and basilica de sacrรฉ cล“ur in the video. What am I missing?"

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26. KEEM KapAlot, May 2019
"Not the whole US but mostly in northeast Like NY, CT, Boston afro beats is poppin up here"
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"CT"= Connecticut

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27. Dick JonesOCP, May 2019
"@KEEM KapAlot its slowly starting to spread to the south."

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28. Saramsha Pandey, May 2019
"same in australia as well"

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29. Pain Rikudou, May 2019
"In germany too! Love it"

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30. Tim Brown, May 2019
"@Dick JonesOCP slowly my ass. We been rockib afrobeats since 2011. Stone mountain. Memorial downtown. Its 14 clubs and hundred s of african dance classes in the city. Yall mf dont even know whats going on in yall own front porch. Smh"
-snip-
"Stone Mountain" is an amusement part in Atlanta, Georgia [USA]

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31. Lisa Robinson Boland, April 2019
"Video compliments the track effortlessly. Who can not enjoy this feel good vibe. Love it"

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32. Ab Majeed, April 2019
"HOW YOU DO ME LIKE JOANNA JO JO JOANNA song so litty๐Ÿ—ฃ"
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"Litty" is an adjective form of the African American originated slang word "lit" (meaning "hot", "great"). However, I don't think that "litty" is a word that is used in the United States.

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33. E DR, May 2019
"This Gives Me That Rap City '95' Vibe In 2019 !๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ฏ"
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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap_City
"Rap City is a music video television program block that originally aired on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network from August 11, 1989,[1] to November 8, 2008. The program was an exclusive showcase for hip hop music videos, and features interviews with and freestyles from popular rappers, and often has guest DJs serve as co-hosts."...

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34. chickitie34, May 2019
"I think there should be more African songs like this playing in black radio stations in the United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ."

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35. Mamzelle S, May 2019
... "to be honest African music has always been fire.The US is catching up to it.
And thar guy talking about reggaeton.This ain't it,this is Afrobeat.
To the guy saying he is from London.When are you guys gonna understand that us Africans always identify as such regardless of where life takes us.
He himself said he wants to represent Ivory Coast(Ivorian not Nigerian)."
-snip-
This comment is in response to someone writing that Afro B is from London. ("He" in this comment refers to Afro B.")

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36. infam0usP, May 2019
"I wish this song came out a few years earlier so we could’ve played it at the Bridge for Drogba’s final season. timeless tune regardless"

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37. Chica, May 2019
"Joanna and Johnny should get together
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"Johnny" refers to the bad boy fictitious character in Nigerian Afrobeats singer Yemi Alade's hit song with that title. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/07/yemi-alade-johnny-nigerian-afrobeat.html for the pancocojams post on that song.

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38. aBi ThE wEiRdeSt, May 2019
"I LOVE the aesthetic vibe"

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PART B- "LILY'S PETAL WORLD" AND OTHER THINGS THAT BROUGHT THIS SONG TO COMMENTERS' ATTENTION
1. Netox X, March 2019
"Who's here because LILY PETALS WORLD? xD"

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2. Joshua Mg, March 2019
"Hahaha me"

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3. Stefan Passamante, March 2019
"Netox X definitely me ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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4. Tejica, March 2019
"Me too"

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5. alpha, March 2019
"jo jo joana"

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6. Faiz Akbar Hakim, March 2019
"Hahaha joanna ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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7. Tomi Janet, March 2019
"What happened?"

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8. Tashanta, March 2019
"Netox X i came after hahahah"

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9. M Prescott, March 2019
"Hahaa me tooo"

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10. Elusive Quarterfinal, March 2019
"honestly, team lily brought me here ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…"

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11. Mengpeng, March 2019
"I'm here because of the prank James did on his wife's channel Lily Petals World๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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12. REPLY
Alex Man, April 2019
"#TeamLily"

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13. Nessa Cadet, March 2019
"Who’s here because of Lilly Petals World"

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14. Kagiso Mononi, March 2019
"I'm here from Lily Petals World James and Lily. I bet I'm not the only one."

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15. sharicker sogie-thomas, April 2019
"So proud of us Africans #4 on trending yesss this is my song I be bopping to this all the time"
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In this discussion thread, "trending" might mean that this song was rated highly on YouTube (and was therefore recommended to viewers). Or in this discussion, "trending" might mean that it was listed on Twitter's top ranked "trending" subjects for a particular time.

Does anyone remember the exact date this song was listed as "trending", what # this song was given in that list, and where this list was posted?

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16. Brandon Rossi, April 2019
"Song still played daily in Nyc

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17. Ice_cream 06, May 2019
"Honestly never heard b4 until I heard it mentioned on lilly pad ch. Now fast forward today 2:30 am car outside my bldg got it on blast replay 50+ X !!๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ Just learned entire song๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฆ‍♀️ Brooklyn Life๐Ÿ™ƒ❤☺Afrobeats❤"

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18. Destanie Byrd, March 2019
"This is the video James was talking about from his prank on lily . I just realized that. Go watch their videos. Their amazing. They’re channel is lily petals world."
-snip-
This video is embedded in the Addendum to this post.

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19. BonBonAM, April 2019
"Why is this on trending now? I've heard this song at 2 parties last year"

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20. call me daddy, April 2019
"Cus it never gets old"

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21. BonBonAM, April 2019
"@call me daddy yeah, but why does it all of a sudden just hit trending, it shouldve been on trending months ago"

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22. call me daddy, April 2019
"@BonBonAM well I hv no idea"

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23. noooooooooooooooooo, April 2019
"YouTube mad late, this song been bumping since last year lol"
-snip-
"mad late" = very late; "bumping" = [The record has been] playing a lot

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24. Mengpeng, April 2019
"Did we just make it on the trending page in the US? How? OMG Joana. Way to go. About time our songs get the light they deserve๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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25. AndromeDa1, April 2019
"Mengpeng I KNOWWW!! I thought my eyes were playing a trick on me when I saw it on the trending page!!!!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚I’m so shocked and grateful!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜"

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26. AndromeDa1, April 2019
"Mengpeng OMGGGGG๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Same! I took like 20 screenshots to make sure I wasn’t tripping! But I’m so glad we made it! Afro B deserves every recognition! This song is fire and I hope it gets bigger!☺️๐Ÿ’•"

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27. ลove X., April 2019
"Why is this on trending it’s 6 months old"

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28. Roachy, April 2019
"ลove X. Youtube labeled him as artist on the rise for me ๐Ÿค” its good stuff thoooo imo"

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29. *So What You Saying Is*, April 2019
"@Roachy Seriously, there's too many videos that have way more views in a short time session and they don't get any love, which baffles me."

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30. Gaming Homies100, April 2019
"People just now bumbing to this"

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31. duckware, April 2019
"So What You Saying Is it’s artist on the rise, it’s not really a trending video. that’s why it doesn’t say #3 on trending or anything"

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32. *So What You Saying Is*, April 2019
"@duckware I'm saying, this artist is getting love, and much deserved. However, there are so many examples YouTube forces things you wouldn't have payed attention to down your throats. Why? It's not like we can't think outside the box, yet here we are trying to converse about obvious marketing schemes. I want things outside my norm, but things I can relate to as well. Most of the things I see, I really don't care for are trending. That's why I'm giving this guy his props."

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33. duckware, April 2019
"So What You Saying Is yeah i know what you mean most things on trending obviously aren’t trending like i doubt anyone’s talking about some late show hosts stupid joke rant for the 83rd time, most of it is just hidden marketing even though they said that that’s not how it works"

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34. Taco Lover, April 2019
"Because it’s fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ"

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35. Rick James, April 2019
"Because it took a while to pop."

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36. Rick James, April 2019
"They don't have a big record label to push it"

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37. Red Roly, April 2019
"It might have something to do with a prank video that went viral recently. ‘Lily Petals World’ posted a video where a guy calls his wife by another woman’s name. He calls her Joanna cuz of this song, and even plays it at the end of the video."

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38. Ok Shorty!, April 2019
"Exactly"

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39. Fml_Rakiya, April 2019
"I've known this song for a while and now the video is trending!!!!!!!!???
This is awesome"

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40. SANKOFA X, April 2019
"lol... I just checked the views now. it has been on my playlist for months, I was here when it was 500k views lol. now its over 14 mill"
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As of May 18, 2019 1:41 PM, this Afro B's "Drogba" ("Joanna") music video has 20,581,294 total views.

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ADDENDUM -
Based on the number of comments from the discussion thread for Afro B's official music video "Drogba" ("Joanna?) that refer to "Lily Petal World", I believe that this YouTube video contributed to that song trending in March 2019 or April 2019.

#Coupleprank #Blasiancouple #Interracialcoupleprank
CALLING KOREAN WIFE ANOTHER GIRL'S NAME PRANK | SHE GETS MAD SUPER QUICK!!



LILY PETALS WORLD ๋ฆด๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€์กฑ, Published on Jan 31, 2019

"This was the hardest prank of all time because there were so many obstacles... But, I have managed to do it.

[...]

Lily is from Korea and James is from Kenya.
Currently, we live in Idaho, USA.
We have been married for about 9 years and we have two beautiful daughters, Yuri (6 yrs) and Dasomi (4 yrs)."...
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Statistics as of May 2018, at 1:45 PM
total views - 3,673,256 views

total likes - 84,000

total dislikes -5,800

comment feature disabled.

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Hit 2018 Afrobeats Song By (United Kingdom/Ivory Coast DJ/Composer) Afro B - Drogba (Joanna) - (video & lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part I of a two part pancocojams series on Afro B's 2018 hit song "Drogba" (Joanna).

Part I showcases the official video of that song and includes lyrics and information about that song. Information about Afro B is also included in this post along with information about the song's featured artist Nigerian recording star Wizkid, about Ivory Coast footballer (soccer player) Didier, and about Afrobeats music.

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/05/selected-youtube-discussion-thread.html for Part II showcases the official video of Afro B's song "Drogba" (Joanna) and presents selected comments from this video's discussion thread. General comments are featured in Part A and Part B features comments about this video trending online and some probably internet influences on it trending online, particularly a video on the YouTube Channel "Lily's Petal World" that included this song.

That "Lily's Petal World" video is given in the Addendum to this post.

Part III showcases the official video of Afro B's song "Drogba" (Joanna) and presents selected comments from this video's discussion thread about Black people's skin color (as reflected in this video).

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

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Afro B, Wizkid, and all those who were involved with this video and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO (with lyrics) : Afro B - Drogba (Joanna) Prod by Team Salut [Official Music Video]



Afro B, Published on Aug 2, 2018

[...]

Artist, DJ and songwriter, Afro B is single-handedly taking his Afrowave sound from London to the world. Whether it's fusing together elements of Afrobeats*, Bashment**, RnB, Rap and Dance music into his own unique, addictive style, collaborating with top tier artists from Wizkid to Emeli Sande, running the hottest new tracks on his 'Afrobeats With Afro B' Capital Xtra show (consistently the UK's most listened to Afrobeats show) or performing his hyped up live shows in every continent around the globe, Afro B is leading a movement that's showing no signs of slowing down!

[...]

Songwriters: Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ezeonyebuchi / Gabriel Wood / Glenard Kojo Patnelli / Ross-Emmanuel Bayeto
Drogba (Joanna) lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

[...]

Artist: Afro B
Featured artist: Wizkid
Album: Afrowave 2
Released: 2018
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Click https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/afro-b-interview-UK-afrobeats for the 2017 Red Bull interview of UK (Ivorian) artist/DJ/producer Afro B.
"The “AfroWave” pioneer explains the new UK sound that’s even got the ear of Drake and Beyoncรฉ."

Note that this is not the same artist as Afrob, an Italian-born German rapper of Eritrean descent.

Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizkid for information about Wizkid.

*Read information about Afrobeats music genre in the Addendum below.

**"Bashment" is another term for Caribbean dancehall music.

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LYRICS: DROGBA (JOANNA)

(Afro B, featuring Wizkid)

Give it to them
Give it to them
Ay give it to them, c'mon
Ay, give it to them, ah ah ah
Give it to them, ah ah ah
Give it to them
Joanna your busy body
Busy tonight
Joanna
Make you no dey dull me tonight
Joanna your busy body giving me life ohh
Hey life eh
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
(Why you do me like that)
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
(How you gonna do me like that)
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
(Hey Joanna)
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
How you gonna play me like Drogba oh, Drogba oh
How you gonna do me like Drogba oh, Drogba oh
Ooh ooh ooh
Didier Drogba oh, Drogba oh
Eh, eh, eh
Didier Drogba oh, Drogba oh
Joanna your busy body
Busy tonight
Joanna
Make you no dey dull me tonight
Joanna your busy body giving me life ohh
Hey life eh
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
(Why you do me like that)
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
(How you gonna do me like that)
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
(Hey Joanna)
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
Joa Joa¸Joa-nna
Why you do me just like that
I go give you all my loving
Love me 'til I love you back
Joa Joa¸Joa-nna
You be the mandem sugar
Mandem sugar
Give me your goody bag
I want your goody bag baby
Give me your goody bag
I want your goody bag baby
Big package, hey
How do I manage, hey
You gon' make me turn savage, hey
Your body cause damage
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
(Why you do me like that)
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
(How you gonna do me like that)
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
(Hey Joanna)
Joanna
Jo Jo
Joanna
How you gonna play me like Drogba oh, Drogba oh
How you gonna do me like Drogba oh, Drogba oh
Ooh ooh ooh
Didier Drogba oh, Drogba oh
Eh, eh, eh
Didier Drogba oh, Drogba oh
Give it to them
Give it to them
Give it to them
Give it to them
Give it to them
Give it to them
Ay, give it to them
Ay, give it to them

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ADDENDUM
Information about Afro B from https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/afro-b-interview-UK-afrobeats
There’s a new sound spreading across the UK – a mix of African pop, rap and dancehall, with figures like Kojo Funds, J Hus and Yxng Bane running up some serious figures on YouTube and Soundcloud.

To that list, you can add Afro B. A South Londoner by birth, but tracing his heritage back to the Ivory Coast, he’s one of the scene’s most respected vocalists, with support from Westwood, MistaJam and Toddla T. He also hosts a monthly show on London’s Radar Radio, and recently curated the brand new MOVES compilation – a crucial guide to the UK Afrobeats sound featuring Belly Squad, Mazi Chukz, Naira Marley and more, which drops May 19 and launched with a roadblock party at Red Bull Studios London last month (March 2017).

[...]

What were people calling the music back then – and what do you call it now?
When I first started playing the sound, it was mainly called Afrobeats. There wasn't really the fusion that’s happening right now – it was more authentic sounds from artists from Africa. It's hard to come up with a name, because there's UK Afrobeats, and then there's the sort of music that the likes of J Hus, Kojo Funds and myself are doing.

I call it Afrowave – it's a sort of fusion of hip-hop, dancehall and Afrobeat melodies, all in one. The lyrics make it a UK sound but the actual beat and the melodies expand out to Africa. I actually think African audiences enjoy the more rap-led thing more, because it's so different to what they're used to hearing."...
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Information about Didier Drogba from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didier_Drogba
"Didier Yves Drogba Tรฉbily ...; born 11 March 1978) is an Ivorian retired professional footballer who played as a striker.[5] He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He is best known for his career at Chelsea, for whom he has scored more goals than any other foreign player and is currently the club's fourth highest goal scorer of all time. He was named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009."...

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Information about Afrobeats music
Excerpt #1:
From https://travelnoire.com/ayo-jay-afrobeats-music/
"Step into any club or lounge in New York, Miami, or Atlanta, and you’re bound to hear energetic beats, Caribbean melodies, and international lyrics. Afrobeats music is the new intentional wave of infectious music reaching outside of the continent and into the rest of the world.

Birthed out of West Africa, Afrobeats is the sound blending traditional African music with contemporary sounds of hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall music. It has been the driving force other genres of music, moving into pop, urban and dance music, taking over mainstream pop culture.

Over the years, it has evolved since the influence of legendary African artist Fela Kuti in the 1970s, with artists creating their own individual style. Kuti’s music and politically driven lyrics were used as a call to action for African politics.

Today, Afrobeats music is much less about politics and more about wanting to dance and have a good time. The genre has definitely made a staple in the US, with WizKid’s constant charting topping hits and Nigerian singer Ayo Jay’s breakout single “Your Number” gaining over 18 million views on YouTube and counting, still."...

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Excerpt #2: From https://qz.com/africa/1411996/the-global-rise-of-nigerias-afrobeats-music-could-help-fix-the-local-industrys-problems/
..."Over the past decade, a new generation of Nigerian pop stars, like Davido, Wizkid, Niniola and Tiwa Savage have seen the sounds of their Afrobeats music—not to be confused with the politically charged, big-band Afrobeat style of the legendary Fela Kuti—win fans far beyond Nigeria’s shores. The country’s music stars are selling out concert venues in New York, Paris and London, and performing at major music festivals.

Some of Afrobeats’ popularity is due to Nigeria’s vast—and affluent—diaspora around the globe. But crucially, social media, YouTube and access to global streaming sites like Spotify have also contributed to its spread."...

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Examples Of The Hand Clap & Hand Slap Game "Bo Bo Ski Watten Totten"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents examples of the hand clap and hand slap game "Bo Bo Ski Watten Totten" and similar sounding titles.

The content of this post is presented for cultural and recreational purposes only.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to all those who published videos or sound files of this hand clap or hand slap game.

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
According to several online sites, "Bo Bo SKi Watten Totten" is an old hand game that is largely made up of nonsense syllables. This game is reported to have originated in the United States, but I've not been able to find any information about when and how this game was first played.

The comment given in example #1 indicates that "Bo Bo Ski Watten Totten is an old hand clapping game and jump rope rhyme." If that comment is true, then it's likely that this rhyme was performed while jumping rope and then evolved to a hand clap rhyme- as that is the usual progression of children's rhymes in the United States. Groups of adults chanting this rhyme while doing elimination hand slaps is an even later performance activity.
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This post is part of pancocojams' ongoing series on children's rhymes, cheers, and singing games. As such, it departs from pancocojams' general mission to feature cultural material from Black Americans and from other Black people throughout the world.

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SOUND FILE EXAMPLE: Bo Bo See Wattin' Tattin



Red Grammer - Topic, Published on Nov 5, 2015
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The words for this rhyme are relatively stable (the same) compared to the wide variation in many other children's recreational rhymes. However, as is the case with almost all children's recreational rhymes (in the United States), the tune for this rhyme is very constant over time and within different populations throughout the United States at the same time and during different periods of time.

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EXAMPLES OF BOBO SKI WATTEN OTTON [Text examples without videos or sound files]
These examples are given in no particular order. Information about the example's performance activity may be given along with the example. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

1. From Anonymous · 2008, https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070601173503AA1l6eJ
"Bo bo Ski Watten Totten is an old hand clapping game and jump rope rhyme. It's also been used by some high schools as a high school football cheer song for the crowd to get "pepped up" and during pep rallies.

There are a couple different versions out there, but the basic version is:
Bo-bo ski watten totten,
Ah-ah-ah, boom boom boom
Itty bitty wotten totten
Bo bo ski watten tatten
Bo bo ski wotten tatten-BOOM

The longer version is:
Bo-bo ski watten totten,
Ah-ah, ah-ah boom boom boom
Itty bitty wotten totten
Bo bo ski watten tatten
Bo bo ski wotten tatten
Freeze please American cheese
Please don't show your teeth to me

As for it's original origin, no idea, it's been around for years, and every time I've ever seen it printed online and offline it's been by an anonymous author. Sometimes channels like KPBS show clips with children in them playing jump rope or hand clapping games, sometimes Nick JR and Playhouse Disney do as well, maybe that's where your daughter picked it up?"

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2. From https://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=2199https://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=2199
Songs & Rhymes From the USA

Bo Bo Ski Waton Taton
Hand Clapping Rhyme
Bo bo ski waton taton
Bo bo ski waton taton
Freeze
Please
American Cheese
Please don't show your eyes* to me.

Notes
*This rhyme can be repeated many times. Each time, use a different part of the face in the last line. Hide that part of your face with your hands and keep it covered while you repeat the next verse. After the first verse play the clapping game by pressing together your elbows. On the last repetition, you end the verse with "Boom"."

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3. From http://funclapping.com/song-list/bo-bo/
"Bo-bo ski watten tatten,
Ah-ah-ah, boom boom boom
Itty bitty watten tatten
Bo bo ski watten tatten
Bo bo ski watten tatten
Freeze please American cheese (stop clapping)
Please don’t show your teeth to me
(Resume clapping and repeat song and add
different things to hide; – like lips, eyes"

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4. From http://kaytmay.blogspot.com/2008/08/childhood-rhymes.html
"Recently I was thinking of that rhyme that I learned as Bobo- Shi Otten Totten. But the site that I found listing it had the words all wrong. They had it as Bobo Ski Wotten Totten.

Bobo Shi Otten Totten
Uh-uh, I ain't no fool!
Itty bitty Otten Totten
Bobo Shi Otten Totten
Bobo Shi Otten Totten
Boom!

But they had

Bo-bo ski watten totten,
Ah-ah-ah, boom boom boom
Itty bitty wotten totten
Bo bo ski watten tatten
Bo bo ski wotten tatten-BOOM. (Thanks to Azlyn)"

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EXAMPLES OF BOBO SKI WATTEN OTTON [hand clap game]
These examples are given in chronological order based on the video's publishing date with the earliest video given first. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

Notice the different ways that two people standing or seated facing each other perform this hand clap game.

Video #1: Bo Bo Skee Otten Totten



zenopox, Published on Oct 9, 2011

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Video #2: Fun hand games



fatcat123455,Published on Dec 24, 2011

old school hand games from way back.. can u remember any more??? i got like 10 of them
1.bo bo seantin tatin 2.miss mary mack
3. i dont want to go to mexico 4.tweet tweet tweet 5.my mother your mother 6. down down baby 7. little sally walker 8.double double this this 9. ini mini sicilini
10. i went to a chineese restaurant 11. ce ce my play mate
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This video also included #11. Fudge Fudge Call The Judge

Here's my attempted transcription of "bo vo seantin tatin" (from .12-.25 in this video). Additions and corrections are welcome:

bo bo seantin tatin
nay nay I am boom boom boom
eeny meanie attin tatin
bo bo seantin tatin
bo bo seantin tatin
boom ah boom
ah boom boom boom
bang bang
ah bang bang
shish
creeps peace
peace

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Video #3: Bo-bo ski watten totten Amanda and Paige



Amanda Joy, Published on Jan 5, 2013

hand clapn it up!
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Here are the only two comments from this video's discussion thread:
1. CastleWoodsRC, 2013
"When i was a kid it was bobo skee watten totten, ah ah say girls are rotten"

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2. A Nony Mouse, 2013
"ahh, second grade memories"

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Video #4: BOBO HANDSHAKE


Carly and Madi, Published on Sep 21, 2014

How to do the bobo song.

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Video #4: Bo Bo Ski Watten!



Sisterearthification, Published on Jul 28, 2017

Miss Julie and Miss Katie in their fabulous performance of Bo Bo Ski Watten!!

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EXAMPLES OF BOBO SKI WATTEN OTTON [Hand slap game]
Video #1: Oboeshaynaughtentaten



Matilda Belle, Published on Jun 4, 2013

Our version of a hand jive game. Words are nonsense, but here's what I think they are:
Oboe shay naught (not?) ten ta ten
Nay nay, I am boom boom boom
Itty bitty ottin (ought ten?) tot ten
Oboe shay notten ta ten
Boom! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

Object of the game: don't get hit on the number 10; try to hit the other person on the number 10. If they move their hands out of the way in time, they win, you're out. If you get them, they're out. Can play with as many people as you want.

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Video #2: Bo-Bo Ski Watten



Scout McHenrym Published on Mar 27, 2016

Crossover Campout 2016
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Here’s my transcription of this video (Additions and corrections are welcome).
Bo-bo ski watten tatten,
Ah-ah-ah, boom boom boom
Itty bitty watten tatten
Bo bo ski watten tatten
Bo bo ski watten tatten

1,2,3,4,5,6, 7,8, 9 10 [person whose hand is hit at #10 is out.
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The tempo increases each time the rhyme is chanted.

This game is played like the hand slap games "Stella Ella Ola" and "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Pankt"*

*"Down By The Banks" is also played as a two person hand clap game. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/02/down-by-banks-of-hanky-panky-video.html for a pancocojams post on that rhyme.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"In The House" Vernacular Phrase (Meaning, Chronology Of Record And TV Titles, & A Few World Wide Examples From YouTube Discussion Threads)

Edited by Azizi Powell

Latest revision: May 17,2019 10:29 PM

This pancocojams post provides a definition of the vernacular phrase "in the house" and provides a chronological list of records and television series that have that saying as their title.

This post also documents some examples of "in the house" from a few discussion threads of YouTube music videos.

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Thanks to all those are quoted in this post.

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ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE VERNACULAR PHRASE "IN THE HOUSE"
There are two meanings for the African American Vernacular phrase "in the house":
1."in the house" is a phrase that is used to boastfully announce a person's arrival (or a group of people's arrival) on a scene- whether that "scene" is at a (night) club, at a party, in the recording music industry, or anywhere the real "hip" action is

This appears to be the earliest use for the vernacular meaning of "in the house" (1987- Heavy D & The Boyz - "The Overweight Lovers In The House" [Hip Hop record] and 1989 - THE BEATMASTERS with MERLIN. "Who's in the House" (House record).

For example, in his first record "The Overweight Lovers In The House" (1987) Heavy D used this meaning to introduce himself to potential Hip Hop music fans:

Excerpt:
"See the way that I am, is the Big Loverman
Check out the rhyme and in due time you'll be a Hev D fan
I'm swift you know, an Overweight Romeo
Come get a piece of the beast, because it's good to go
Emcee Heavy D all ladies I'm hookin'
Big extra love but STILL good lookin'
For you and I to swing on our romance free
All you gotta do is lean on me, because

[Chorus]
The Overweight Lover's in the House
The Overweight Lover's in the House"
https://genius.com/Heavy-d-and-the-boyz-the-overweight-lovers-in-the-house-lyrics
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Given the date of that Heavy D record and the dates of other early Hip Hop records (listed below), this "boastfully announcing your arrival on the scene", is probably the earliest way that "in the house" was used. However, the second meaning that's given below appears to be the way "in the house" is most often used in the 2000s, at least online.

2. "___ [is] in the house" ("in the building") is an African American originated phrase that is a "hip" way of responding to the question "Who's here from ____?" or responding to a command for people to "rep" ("represent"; "stand up for") where they are from or what group they are affiliated with.

The standard English meanings for the vernacular phrase "in the house" are the roll call responses “Here” or “Present”.

Question: “ Who’s here from Pittsburgh?" ["Where my Pittsburgh people at? / “Pittsburgh, stand up!"]
Response: "I’m Here". ["Pittsburgh’s in the house!"]

Command: "Call out for Jersey"."
Response: "A.C.'s in the house! [Atlantic City's in the house.]

I believe that the second way that "in the house" is used is the one that is most often found in discussion threads for certain YouTube music videos.
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It should also be noted that the phrase "in the house" doesn't have anything to do with the House music genre, but a person using that saying in a House music discussion thread could also be alluding to that music.
Example: Chicago in da "house".

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CHRONOLOGY OF RECORDS/TAPES/CDs TITLES AND TELEVISION SERIES WITH THE PHRASE "IN THE HOUSE" IN THEIR TITLES

1987- Heavy D & The Boyz - "The Overweight Lovers In The House" [Hip Hop record]

1989 - THE BEATMASTERS with MERLIN. "Who's in the House" (House record)

1990 - 1994 Various artists CDs- Various ‎– Energy – "DJ's In The House" [United Kingdom mix House tracks]

1995 -1999 -“In the House” [American television sitcom series with a Black cast]

1997- Brothers of Soul - "DJ In The House" [House record]
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Also, 2008 "Swagga Like Us" [Hip Hop record includes the line “Mr. West is in the buildin'" rapped by Kanye West]

Please add to this chronological list. Thanks!

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EXAMPLES OF 'IN THE HOSUE" FROM A FEW YOUTUBE MUSIC DISCUSSION THREADS
These examples are given in no particular order. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

Some comments without "in the house" are included to show how that phrase is used as a statement or in response to a question or a command.

I. From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_XkTKoDI18
"Yemi Alade - Johnny (Official Music Video)"
1. Ordonace, 2018
"HAITIAN IN THE HOUSE???!!!!"

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2. Professor Rosenstock, 2019
"Jamaican here"

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3. Michelle Sithole, 2019
"Haita!"

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II. From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFGhQSiGHWM "Jungle Brothers "I'll House You" [clean version, 1988]"
1. manyamurani, 2010
"this tune was big in zim,bretts nite club with dj tommy dutch in da house"
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“Zim” = “Zimbabwe, South Africa”

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2. Sherry Lewis-da Ponte, 2011
"UMASS in the house!!!!!"

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3. Sergeant333, 2014
"Hell Yes!!!

Much Respect...Los Angeles In Da "House"!!!"

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4. OneShark4254, 2015
"quien mas vino por quien era jingle brothrs??๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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5. Jose Polanco, 2015
"+fabian canto native tongues in the houseee"

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REPLY
6. Kelly Upshaw, 2018
"Jersey in da house!"

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III. From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcckztwxdTY
"Flavour - Chimamanda [Official Video]"
1. shanitah kim wisdom kadeeya, 2017
"Ugandans here we are mr. Flavour #chimamanda in da bulding , bigup mr flavor"

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IV. From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VrWaED18_g
"STARBOY - SOCO ft. TERRI X SPOTLESS X CEEZA MILLI X WIZKID (OFFICIAL VIDEO)"
1. Wiara, 2018
"kenyans leave a like if you're in the building"

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REPLY
2. Leon Ndekei, 2018
"Wiara Ndani Ndani Ndaaani!!"

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REPLY
3. Ciku Jay, 2018
"Ndani ndani ndani.... Socco!!!!"
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Google translate from Swahili to English: “ndani” = inside [In the context of this response “inside” probably means the same thing as the African American Vernacular Slang phrase “We’re in the house”; i.e. We’re here”]

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4. Fatima Andrade, 2018
"Portugal in the house ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น"

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5. Chance Kendre, 2019
"Kenya in the building follow me @sashadreamz"

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6. TGRGMNG, 2018
"Black American in the house."

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7. Rhonda Humphrey, 2019
"Long Beach California in the house!!! BIG UP❤"

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V. From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4KNVT2w0mU
"Fally Ipupa - Eloko Oyo (Clip officiel)"
1. Native Son Ascending, 2018
"Africa Unite! Greetings and love from Panamรก, however I'm a child of Mamรก Africa. They took us from our home, but could never and will never take our African spirit."

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2. Naeem Rashidi, 2018
"Amen brother I feel you same deal from Oakland Ca, cant get enough African culture."

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3. Nzisa Mutua, 2019
"@Naeem Rashidi bay in the house"

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VI. From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ln__MWpKA&t=100s Pr Prospa Ochimana - Ekwueme feat. Osinachi Nwachukwu (Live Ministration)
1. olyver omondi, 2018
"any KENYAN in the house.....i do love this song may God's blessings reign upon all of you"

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2. John Amanya, 2018
"Oliver am here, I'm in Kenya, Vihiga County. This Song blesses me so much!"ospa Ochimana - Ekwueme feat. Osinachi Nwachukwu (Live Ministration]

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3. Naylee Njeru, 2018
"oh....am here too๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™"

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REPLY
4. Lilian Dada, 2018
"Am here oooh"

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5. Rosemary Muturi, 2018
"Kenyan in the house ๐Ÿ™‹‍♀️
This Worship song is beautiful and Powerful ... May God bless all who hear it as well as those leading it .. Baraka ๐Ÿ™"

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6. Nelly sharper, 2018
"Tuko ndaani"

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7. lucy nyaguthii,2018
"Tuko ndani"
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Google translate from Swahili to English
"Tuko ndani" = We’re in."

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VII. From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie6VBxk7Ofg "Hands On Ya Hips - Dj Jayhood & Dj Joker"
1. william patterson, 2011
"this video is fire. Nice beats (Jerseyheads stand up!!)"

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2. OD Photography, 2011
"JERSEY IN THE BUILDIN. . . DIS REMINDS ME YO ANT - WE NEED TO DO THAT ANT WOBBLE !!!! @ODGUYRBREW"

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VIII https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_fdOPvmBrI "Follow Me - Aly us"
1.IAMWAVEY KAHUNA, 2015
"Jersey in the building"

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2. 2kool4ThiS-_-, 2015
"ayeeeeee!!! jersey in the house!!"

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3. Sasha Thomas, 2018
"JERSEY!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤!!!
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This 1992 now classic House music song was composed and performed by Aly-Us, a trio from northern New Jersey.

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4. Bey Bey, 2016
"Newark New Jersey in the house yassss"

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5. Coutanyer Lawhorne, 2017
"Bey Bey Yes indeed!!!!!๐Ÿ‘ Plainfield, NJ not to far from Newark"

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6. hunny drip, 2019
"Camden here!"
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Newark, Hoboken, and Camden are all cities in the state of New Jersey (USA).

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7. Arlasa Davis, 2016
"CLUB ZANZIBAR is where I first heard this song.....MEMORIES"

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8. Regina Cofield, 2018
"Yep me to NYC in the house"

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IX. From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFNHhO-t8Q "THE BEATMASTERS with MERLIN. "Who's in the House" (the hip house anthem).1989. vinyl 12"
1. Nahuel Imaรฑa Marquez, 2017
"2017 and yep! .. i'm still In the house !"

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2. alanhenery, 2018
"We’re in the house ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ"

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X. From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YqecbxSr4A
Afro B - Drogba (Joanna) Prod by Team Salut [Official Music Video] (London UK artist)
1. George Chima, 2019
"If this song don't wanna make u dance u ve got no soul I swear....Nigeria in the house"

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2. Blaise Bah, 2019
"Ivory Coast in the house ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ"

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3. G G. 2019
"Venezuela in the house ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช ✌๐Ÿฝ ❤️"

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4. Google User, 2019
"Worcester MA in da building๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ"

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5. Dave jones, 2019
"Here in Los Angeles we banging this one out much love and ✌ Latino in da ๐Ÿ "

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6. Gloria Hernandez, 2019
"I’m in love with this song ๐Ÿคค (El Salvador ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป in the house) ☀️☀️☀️☀️๐Ÿ˜›"

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