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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wellington Kwenda - "Fire Fire" (Zimbabwean Gospel Song With Lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases a video of the Zimbabwean Gospel song "Fire Fire" by Wellington Kwenda. The lyrics to this song
and selected comments from this video's discussion thread.

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

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Wellington Kwenda for his Gospel singing. Thanks also to all those who are featured in the video, the producer of the video, and the publisher of the video on YouTube. In addition, thanks to the transcriber of this song and all those who are quoted in this post.

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LYRICS - FIRE FIRE
(as sung by Wellington Kwenda)

Fire, fire! Fire! x2
Where can you feel it? All over!
All over yo? All over!
Moto moto (fire) (moto!) x2
Where can you feel it? All over!
All over yo? All over!
The wind is blowing again x4
{Just like fire the day of Pentecost
The wind is blowing again} x4
The Spirit is moving again x8
{Just like fire the day of Pentecost
The Spirit is moving again} x4
Fire, fire! Fire! x2
{Where can you feel it? All over!
All over yo? All over!} x2
Moto moto (moto!)x2
{Where can you feel it? All over!
All over yo? All over!} x2

Bridge:
Sssss! It’s blowing, nobody can stop it
All over the place it’s blowing, nobody can stop it
Sssss! It’s moving, nobody can stop it
All over the place it’s moving, nobody can stop it
Just like fire on the day on the day of Pentecost
The Spirit’s moving again...

Source: https://africangospellyrics.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/fire-fire-lyrics-by-wellington-kwenda/

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Wellington Kwenda - Fire Fire (Official Music video 2014)



Michael Mushunje, Published on May 3, 2014

Wellington Kwenda bursts out his usual gospel energy, here is some really great Zimbabwean praise gospel music... Loud 5 Studios all the time - whatsapp us +263772 709 248

Music:
"Fire Fire (feat. Dumi)" by Wellington Kwenda (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3)

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Selected comments from this video's discussion thread:
African Gospel Lyrics, 2014
"#Azonto.... Zimbabwean style! "Just like fire on the day of Pentecost; the spirit is moving again... #Fire!""

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Lenin Chari, 2014
"Haaaa, Welly u put the "F" in FUN in gospel. great job guys.....dumi can here you in the background there :)"

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Nicole Makuzva, November 2014
"I love ur mix between Shona and English absolutely love this song, keep it up. God bless"

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WITNESS UKAMA, December 2014
"Moto moto. This is fire. Im blessed"

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Grace Kampeshi, March, 2015
"Fire moving on the day of pentecost... Love the song."

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Homophobia In Discussion Thread Comments of Three YouTube Hip Hop Dance Compilations

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post provides selected comments about homosexuality from the discussion threads of three viral Hip Hop dance videos- one video of Rich Homie Quan's "Flex" (Ohh,Ohh,Ohh) as well as one sound file and one video of @iloveMemphis' "Hit The Quan" song/dance.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, sociological, cultural purposes.

Thanks to all those who are featured in these videos, all those who are quoted in this post, and the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/08/what-hit-quan-really-means.html for the related pancocojams post "What Hit The Quan REALLY Means".

WARNING: The "Flex (Ohh,Ohh,Ohh)" song and the complete "Hit The Quan" song contain profanity and the four letter form of the n word. However, the shortened form of "Hit The Quan" that is featured in a video embedded in this post doesn't include that content.

I've provided a link to a video of Rich Homie Quan and others performing the "Flex" dance, and a link to a sound file of the complete "Hit The Quan" song and dance that was inspired by Rich Homie Quan's song. However, because the n word is audible throughout the compilation video of Rich Homie Quan's "Flex" song and dance, I decided not to embed that video. Also, because the n word and profanity are audible in the complete version of @iloveMemphis's "Hit That Quan" song, I've decided not to embed that sound file. I've included links to those examples as a citation because I am documenting selected comments from those examples' discussion threads. I've embedded a video of "Hit That Quan" because the song in that video doesn't include profanity, the n word, or other problematic content (besides the pantomining of someone shooting and being shot that is performed by some of the dancers).

As a reminder, many of those discussion threads contain profanity, sexually explicit references, homophobic references, and other content that I consider to be problematic.

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EDITOR'S COMMENT
I really dislike the use of the n word, the homophobic references, racist references, sexually explicit references, and other content in YouTube discussion threads that I consider to be problematic. However, I also believe that some comments on those discussion threads- including some of the comments with the above mentioned content -to be of folkloric importance as a means of documenting perspectives, values, and interests. I also have found some comments on YouTube discussion threads to be interesting, informative, and well-written. In addition, I like to document the types of user names that internet commenters have. For all of those reasons, I regularly read YouTube comment threads and I often include selected YouTube discussion thread comments in my pancocojams posts. But usually those selected comment examples don't include any comments with homophobic references.

I'm including examples of those comments in this post because I've noticed a theme in which recent Hip Hop dances are described as being "gay" in discussion threads of We Are Toonz's 2013 "The Nae Nae" dance, Silento's "Watch Me" (Whip/Nae Nae), as well as in the discussion threads of examples of the two Hip Hop dances that are featured in this post. This criticism may also have been included in discussion threads of other Hip Hop dances (such as Solja Boy's "Crank That" dances.) However, I've not gone back to read those discussions to ascertain if that is the case.

I'm a heterosexual female who strongly believes that gender orientation should be protected and LGBT people should have the same rights as everyone else. As I wrote in my post on how the Nae Nae got its name, I believe that in the 2013 We Toonz Nae Nae dance (and not as much its later Silento "Watch Me" form), dancers purposely imitate certain female dance moves. I don't think that imitation is meant maliciously. And I don't think that that imitation means that the dance is "gay" or that all men who do that dance are gay. Nor do I think that the other Hip Hop dances that I mentioned are "gay" or "feminine". That said, I don't think there is any thing wrong with being gay and I'm sure that some dancers who do these dances are LGBT.

I believe that these comments on these YouTube discussion threads reflect these comments very deeply rooted homophobia within many African American communities. I hope that recognizing those comments help to motivate individuals and communities to recognize and eradicate those attitudes and behaviours that are emotionally traumatizing and that can be physically hurtful.

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EXAMPLES AND SELECTED COMMENTS
Example #1: Rich Homie Quan Dance Flex Compilation #richhomiedance ( Ohh,Ohh,Ohh) "Walk Thru Dance"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__0pjX9FnP0

Melanie TV, Published on May 5, 2015
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Selected comments from this discussion thread are given in chronological order with the oldest dated comments given first, except for replies. These comments may not be in consecutive order. I've assigned numbers to these comments for referencing purposes only.

1. Pey Pey, May 2015
"WTF are ni&&as* wearin these days.

White leggins, SAGGED, earings, long hair, callin each other hubby, dancing like girls, BLACK MEN IN AMERICA ARE HELLA FEMININE LATELY."
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"Hella" (hell of" is an intensifier that means "very".

"Sagged" - wearing pants that sagg (hand down so that the tops of their underwear shows.)

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2. megaman junior, May 2015
"What's wrong with long hair?"

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3. Txpzy, May 2015
"It's not just black men who are feminine a lot of males these days are being quite feminine"

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4. No Future00, May 2015
"Long hair and earrihg arent feminine at all"

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5. Donovan Adams, May 2015
"Imma tell you now! It will affect you! It's having a negative effect on America as we speak! They taking the masculinity out of men and it's playing right into the hands of feminist! They want to be equal with me but secretly want to be superior! it's all messed up! You can say any variation of ni&&er/ni&&a* but fa&&ot* gets bleeped on tv? Better see what size you wear in pumps homie because this is the era of the homosexual.
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*These words are fully spelled out in this comment.

"Homie" literally means a person from your neighborhood, but can be loosely used to mean "dude" or "man".

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6. cahipkins1, May 2015
"Black men are being hella girly lately but white men been on some gay sh&t* for yearsssss..i guess if its white its right tho and if ita black its a f&&&king* problem lol"
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* These words are fully spelled out in this comment.
*full word spelled out

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7. Donovan Adams, May 2015
"+cahipkins1 real talk, sh&t* is only bad if black America doing it. If a black woman wear weave it's weave but if a white chick wear weave it's a extension its a "assessory" glorifying violence in hip hop is a sin but Arnold Schwarzenegger can shoot up and cut up some folk and it's cool! I never got that sh&t.*"
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*This word is fully spelled out in this comment.

"weave" = hair that is worn to increase the length or fullness of a person (usually a female's) own hair

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8. Esther Ombonwan, May 2015
"People need to relax it's really not THAT serious I think it's funny as sh&t* lmao what's the big deal anyways? I swear black people scared asf of Homosexuality... A lil thing "omg he look gay" " ew that's some gay sh&t*" OK what if he is ?. [I'm not including two subseaquent sentences because of their references to explicit sex]... sheesh Enjoy the video, have a good laugh & move on !"
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This word was fully spelled out in this commentinvideo.

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9. BattleRapMusic Twitter 2 months ago
"+Mrepifany a female bending over shaking nothing but ass is twerking. i seen ni&&s* in jamaican clubs doing this dance.. you dont see other ni&&as* like that boy gay, cause he dont like man."
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This word is fully spelled out in this comment.
My interpretation of this comment is that BattleRapMusic Twitter is saying that men in Jamaica dance like this all the time and people don't think that they are gay because they dance like that.
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10. Mrepifany, May 2015
Reply
"+BattleRapMusic Twitter Aint nobody insecure bruh. There are certain dances and actions that a female can do that a man SHOULD NOT EVER get caught doing. This dance is VERY FEMININE and in the same category as TWERKING. Check your ESTROGEN LEVELS bro. LOL"

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11. Kierra Singelton, May 2015
"OK I don't get how its gay y'all always quick call someone gay but when someone call u gay u ready go war ������ its just dance for goodness sake yes we know he stiff and everything but y'all stop [profanity deleted] him ���� . damn y'all always wanna call him gay idk how dance is gau its so many rapper out here doing dances and next week the dance going be famous like rich homie Quan dance its. Already going famous so many people doing his Dance i don't see u calling it gay its [profanity deleted] dance how can it be gay like girls twerkin all the time its not gay that what we love yall boys sure love it .. How u know if we don't love rich homie dance ��so can y'all [profanity deleted] and let him make his money .& Hit Rich Homie Dance on them
Forever rich homie fan `♪♪♪♪♪♪♥"

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12. Mslovecri Mslovecri, May 2015
"Its not even that serious its just a dance weather its gay or straight. People find anything to argue about these days.geesh."

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13. quinton aures, June 2015
"n I see the point u makin but a dance cant be gay but it can be feminine n that's all im sayin"

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14. Acuminous Jeff, June 2015
"+quinton aures Bro, if you see it that way, then thats on you. A lot of us do it because its a fun and funny dance. Its just walking while dance as you're moving your arms back and forth..."

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15. Xavier goodwin, June 2015
"+quinton aures why are you so insecure in your manhood? doing a dance shouldn't make you question if you like girls or not. you know what is gay? a man, having sex and dating men. that is actually gay."

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16. hn vn, June 2015
"It's the gay agenda smh"
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"smh" = shake my head (in disgust or exasperation etc)

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17. IICommentAllDayII, June 2015
"Funny you click on this "gay" dance, to complain about this "gay" dance. Just to watch guys do this "gay" dance. Sounds like you need to come out the closet (:"
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"come out of the closet"= publically reveal that you are homosexual.

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18. Rashad Powell, June 2015
"Honestly all these dances that have been coming out are on the gay side. The schmurda dance, the nae nae, this. If you look at them they're all gay in their own way. It's funny in this country people are doing all they can to accept and be tolerant of gays yet that still hasn't happened for black people"

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19. Luis Sifuentes, June 2015
"Ok sorry to interrupt and i don't want to start a conflict here but what is wrong with being gay ? I am not gay i don't go for gay's pride but i don't have nothing against gay's! Why does being gay and acting gay or whatever bother you so much ? There is nothing wrong with someone being gay it's there choice of being who they are ! Let them be them"

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20. Rashad Powell, June 2015
"Lol just cause i say something is gay doesn't mean i dislike buuut i will say hip hop is historically vey masculine and i kinda like it that because it was the one thing that in a way taught young black boys how to be men. I mean before the 2000's btw. Now idek what the purpose of hip hop is. I know some pretty cool gay people tho. I think they should be able to get married and everything"

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21. Erik Chavez, July 2015
"Dude its supposed to be a dance how is it gay it's just so people can dance to it when the song comes on. Really? You guys are so stupid , yeah the world is changing but not by turning gay tf , it's changing because more people are trying to have fun."

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22. TheRighteousGamer, July 2015
"How can a dance be gay? Please explain"

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23. marcus jones, July 2015
"TheRighteousGamer non masculine... Maybe that's a better analogy"

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24. Lalachannel, July 2015
"Smh its just a damn dance lay off... Damn just a damn Lil dance people can do to have fun."

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25. ThaRaggamuffin Prince, July 2015
"You can move your body any way you wish. It does not reflect your sexual preferences."

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26. Cmore Funnie, July 2015
"No str8 man dances like a woman and think it's cool, the gay Agenda is real....."
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"str8" = straight (heterosexual)

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27. Yasmeen A., July 2015
"Gay means you're attracted to the same sex. A dance CAN NOT be gay."

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Example #2: iHeart Memphis - Hit The Quan (Prod. by Buck Nasty)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZCN_zaypd4

Buck Nasty Ent, Published on Jul 1, 2015
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Selected comments from this discussion thread are given in chronological order with the oldest dated comments given first, except for replies. These comments may not be in consecutive order. I've assigned numbers to these comments for referencing purposes only. All of these comments are from July 2015

1. Breonne Jones
"This Song Is Gay! It doesn't even make since... Black people music is garbage now.. In the old days they use to kill it now people are just putting words in a song that doesn't even make sense!"

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2. Nikorian Johnson
"Nah it's not gay u r"

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3. sayem yousuf
"Gay ass sh&t*"
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*This word is fully spelled out in this comment.

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4. Marcus Day
"Another trash ass song for ni&&as* to praise and to do a feminine ass dance to. I wish yall would stop hyping these kids up like they have talent. All they do is copy sh&t* from other artist and make a song.
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*These words are fully spelled out in this comment.
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Notice the use of "ass" as an intensifier in this comment and the comment directly above it. Here's another example of this use of "ass" which was included in the discussion thread for the Rich Homie The Quan song/dance given as Example #1:
" Angel Of Death Uchiha, July 2015
"Man all these [profanity deleted] weird ass dances coming out of America.
But still got to love it I haven't tried it out yet though."
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The word "ass" in those comments means "very" (as in "very weird dances").

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Example #3: iHeart Memphis - Hit The Quan Dance #HitTheQuan #HitTheQuanChallenge King Imprint



King Imprint Published on Jul 15, 2015

Song: iHeart Memphis - Hit The Quan

Since everyone's been telling us to make a video to this song, i had to get the crew and murder sh*t for yall #hitthequan NEW KingImprint video!
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This summary statement is an exact quote.
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Selected comments from this discussion thread are given in chronological order with the oldest dated comments given first, except for replies. These comments may not be in consecutive order. I've assigned numbers to these comments for referencing purposes only. All these comments are from July 2015

1. Jay The Soulist
"Ok what I see is another tactic to feminize the black male as well as getting used to the image and the fact that black males getting shot is now considered "normal" smh. Tf is going on."

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2. Ballinbmac
"Rich homie quan dance still gay to me but I'll do the rest lol"
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"I'll do the rest" means that the commenter would do the other dance moves that are combined with the Rich Homie Quan dance because he doesn't think that those dance moves are "gay".

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3. Thrill KiiD
"That was clearly the young thug gay ass dance"
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Read my comment above about the use of the word "ass" as an intensifier.

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4. dandre ambrose
"Well this is gay."

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5. kevon wade
"Looks like a girl dance lol"

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6. LoLoGtFLo
"This and the Naenae looks ...alittle feminine"

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7. Dywane Ford
"Those that think that the new dance moves now are "Stupid and Dumb and gay" then back the [profanity deleted] off this is a new generation of all types of [profanity deleted] and stuff will keep evolving. +King Imprint keep doing what you love to do iiight"
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I think the word "iight" means "alright" (i.e. "okay".) or (am I right?). Right? ("iight") usually is found at the end of a sentence as a way of seeking affirmation from the person the comment/question you are speaking to that he or she agrees with what you just said.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

What "Hit The Quan" REALLY Means

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post provides information about the "Hit The Quan" song/dance by @iHeart Memphis and showcases one YouTube video of that dance.

This post also showcases the lyrics to a short version of the "Hit The Quan" song. Explanations about the meanings of those lyrics are also included in this post.

Various YouTube videos of clips from Vines* showing people performing the Hit The Quan dance are currently trending on the internet. Almost all of the Vines that I've watched feature the same shortened form of the song.

*Vines are six minute videos that usually repeat in a looped format)

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

Thanks to all those who are featured in these videos, all those who are quoted in this post, and the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

WARNING: The complete "Hit The Quan" song contains profanity and the four letter form of the n word. However, the shortened form of this song that is featured in this post doesn't include that content. I've embedded one video of the Vine version of "Hit The Quan". I chose that particular example because it features @iheartMemphis dancing at the end.

I also provided a link to a YouTube sound file of the complete "Hit The Quan" song and a link to a video of Rich Homie Quan and others performing the dance that inspired the "Hit The Quan" song and dance. However, because the n word and some profanity are audible in that full version of the "Hit The Quan" I'm not embedding that sound file. Also, because the n word is audible throughout the compilation video of Rich Homie Quan's "Flex" song and dance, I've decided not to embed the video itself.

In addition, as a reminder, many of those discussion threads contain profanity, sexually explicit references, homophobic references, and other content that I consider to be problematic.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/08/homophobia-in-discussion-thread.html for a pancocojams post on "Homophobia In Discussion Thread Comments of Three YouTube Hip Hop Dance Compilations".

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What is "Hit The Quan"?
"Hit The Quan" is a Hip Hop dance/song. The song was written and performed by @iHeartMemphis as a tribute to the Flex ("Walk Thru") dance that Atlanta, Georgia Hip Hop artist Rich Homie Quan is known to perform during his shows.

In the song "Hit The Quan" the words mean "do the dance that was popularized by Rich Homie Quan. Rich Homie Quan's birth name is Dequantes Lamar.

[But read more below about other meanings for the word "quan".]

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What does the name "@iHeartMemphis" mean?
@iheartMemphis means "I love Memphis [Tennessee].
According to commenter paul peeples, end of July 2015 on the earliest YouTube example of this song/dance that I've found (a sound file with one cover photograph that was published July 1, 2015), @iheartMemphis is a Memphis night club promoter who has used that stage name for some time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZCN_zaypd4 - "@iHeartMemphis- Hit The Quan" (Prod. by Buck Nasty).

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What does the phrase "Hit The ___" mean?
""Hit the (dance name)" means "Do the (insert a dance name)". Two other contemporary way of saying "Hit the (dance name) are "Crank the (dance name)" and "Drop the (dance name).
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As a result of the internet "Daquan meme" that appears to have started on Black twitter in July 2014, the name "Daquan" is undoubtedly the most well known personal name that includes the element "quan".

Some commenters on YouTube discussion threads write a play on words for the title "Hit The Quan" such as "Poor Daquan don't hit him." "Da" is a contemporary informal way of writing "the" and "Daquan" is a relatively familiar (mostly African American) male name. However "da" (meaning "the") is pronounced "dah" and the prefix "Da" in the name "Daquan" is pronounced "day". Besides, @1heartMemphis is clearly saying "the Quan".

Information about the Daquan meme is given in the comment section below.

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What are the lyrics to that song?
There are two main versions of this song: The original longer version and the shorter version/s that are used for Vines.

The YouTube sound file whose link is given above is the longer version. The lyrics to the entire song contain the n word, referents to illegal drugs, sexually explicit references, and references to urban street activity. As noted above, because that version includes language that I consider problematic, I'm not embedding it in this post. However, here's a link to that longer version: http://genius.com/Iheartmemphis-hit-the-quan-lyrics/#
Transcriber: Created by mcohen72, July 25, 2015

Note that a commenter on that website indicated that there's a mistake in that transcription. (And this mistake appears to be widely quoted). The transcriber wrote "with ADs on her belt"
but Gearitz, http://genius.com/Gearitz wrote "He actually says designer belt".
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I think he may be saying "with a designer belt".

Here are the words that are usually used for "Hit The Quan" vines
Clean pair Of sneaks
With a designer belt.
Please watch your step
Cause I'm feeling myself.
Throw a flag on a play.
Man, somebody get a ref.
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da.
Man, somebody get some help.
Pulled up on the block.
Hit the quan.
Hit the quan.
Hit the quan.
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Some vine examples of this song start with the line "Oh I think they like me”.

"Clean pair of sneaks" mean "sneakers" ("tennis shoes") that look good (in part because they are expensive, brand name shoes).

Pulled up on the block = I'm back in the neighborhood.

Note that these lyrics include bragging and warning like many Hip Hop songs (and many other songs from numerous Black musical genres).

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What does the line "Please watch your step cause I'm feeling myself" mean?
According to Jason_Levine, http://genius.com/Jason_Levine, those words mean "Watch where you’re going because when he’s feeling himself, meaning he’s in his zone, you do not want to get in his zone."
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This is a warning not to mess with the speaker.

In the 1960s or thereabouts there was a saying that a person was "really feeling his cheerios". "Cheerios" is a brand name for a box of cereal which was marketed as "the breakfast of [athletic] champion. People who were "really feeling their cheerios" were feeling good about themselves and were confident that they were able to do what needed to be done. I believe that that's the same meaning as the contemporary phrase "I'm feeling myself".

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What do the lines "Go blah da da da dol, man somebody get some help mean?"
According to GBABY099, http://genius.com/GBABY099
"[those lines are] referring to shooting."
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It should be noted that some dancers pantomine shooting a gun at another dancer, and that dancer falling down as if he or she is shot. However, all of the dancers that I've seen on those vines don't do that pantomine. Some of those dancers might know that that's what the words mean, but choose to do other dance movements to those words. Interpreting the dance your way (putting your own flavor [style] to the mix) is an integral element of this dance and of other Hip Hop dances.

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What do the lines "Throw a flag on the play, man somebody get the ref" mean?
According to Danny Malice,
http://genius.com/DannyMalice
, "He referencing football where if there is a penalty they throw a flag on the play."

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What does the name "Rich Homie Quan" mean?
"Rich" is what that rapper is striving to be.
"Homie" means a person from your neighborhood (your home boy, or home girl).
"Quan" is a shortened form of that rapper's first name, "Dequantes". (Dequantes Lamar, born October 4, 1989).

The prefix "De" in that name may be pronounced "day" as it is in the male name "Daquan".
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It's possible than "Quan" may [also] have some other meaning in that song.

Here are five selected entries for the word "quan" ("kwan") from twelve entries on http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=quan
(given in chronological order based on their posting date with the oldest entry given first)
1. "quan 

When you are one with something. Suggests unity or completion. A loosely defined quality combining or uniting athletic skill with love and respect, as well as money.

This word is used in the movie Jerry Maguire by Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. "Jerry, you are the ambassador of quan." And "Some players have coin, but I have the quan."

by jyther November 22, 2002"

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2. "quan 

the ultimate; the almighty; the maximum overlord

Sean McClellan

by Sean McClellan March 27, 2004

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3."Quan 

A coin in the battle mode of "Super Mario All-Stars", a video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Inspired by the quote from the movie "Jerry Maguire", "Some players have coin, but I have the quan."

I risk all for the quan.

by Scherzo May 12, 2005

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"Kwan
One-ness; A word that is a level up from swag. Strength, Power, good sense, stlye and ability. The term is mostly used as a definite article "The Kwan" than just Kwan.

"Damn yo, he came to a Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting in a Christian Dior Suit! He got The Kwan for real."
by SirRosewood September 01, 2011

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5. "Quan 

A gangsta ni&&a* who has a lot of friends. He very athletic, funny, and outgoing. He attracts a lot of girls and usually has children at a young age. He most likely had a troubled childhood and grew up in poverty. He is very close to his family and values a strong family bond. He seems to overcome all odds to survive his struggles. He most likely has a very big penis. He is not afraid to hurt someone if pushed to the limit and is very violent when pushed. He is in the streets a lot and will do nearly anything for his hood. Quan is one of a kind.

"Damn I wish I was Quan."

by who u think? September 08, 2012"
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*This word is fully spelled out in this definition.
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I wonder if some of these definitions are folk processed forms of the word "khan".
From http://www.thefreedictionary.com/khan
"Khan"
noun.
1. A ruler, an official, or an important person in India and some central Asian countries.

2. A medieval ruler of a Mongol, Tatar, or Turkish tribe.
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The word "quan" is also a Kung Fu reference*, although I don't know that that reference is meant or implied in the "Hit The Quan" song or the urbandictionary.com definitions that I've quoted.

*From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaolin_Kung_Fu
"Shaolin Kung Fu (Chinese: 少林功夫; pinyin: Shàolín gōngfu), also called Shaolin Wushu (少林武术; Shàolín wǔshù), is among the oldest institutionalized style of Chinese martial arts.[1] Known in Chinese as Shaolinquan (Chinese: 少林拳; pinyin: Shàolínquán or Shaolin wugong (Chinese: 少林武功; pinyin: Shàolín wǔgōng), it originated and was developed in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in Henan province, China. During the 1500 years of its development, Shaolin kung fu, with its rich content, became one of the largest schools of kung fu. The name Shaolin is also used as a brand for the so-called external styles of kung fu. Many styles in southern and northern China use the name Shaolin.[5.,6]
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The italics were added by me to highlight those words.

In addition, the arch villan Quan Chi in Mortal Kombat video games and their spin offs could influence what "quan" means in this song (although I don't think it was meant to do so).
Here's some information about Quan Chi:
http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Quan_Chi
"Quan Chi is the most powerful sorcerer and necromancer in the Netherrealm and a primary villain in the Mortal Kombat series. Quan Chi combines both cunning and brute force in his never-ending plots to overtake not only Earthrealm, but all of reality. He is an opportunist and will ally himself with anyone who can help him further his own goals. He is notable in particular for his ruthlessness and pragmatism. His manipulative and deceptive nature has earned him many enemies, including Sub-Zero and Scorpion, the latter whose entire family and clan he destroyed.
Only Shinnok, Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung and Delia can match Quan Chi's skills as a sorcerer."

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VIDEO EXAMPLE
Here's one example of "Hit The Quan" vine compilations (YouTube videos)
iHeart Memphis - Hit The Quan Dance Best Girl #HitTheQuan #HitTheQuanChallenge



HaHaHa, Published on Jul 23, 2015
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Selected comments from that video's viewer comment thread
Anthony Dominguez, July 26, 2015
"Guy killed it at the end"
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"killed it" = danced extremely well

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Jaden Carr, July 26, 2015
"He made the song"

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LINK TO A COMPILATION VIDEO OF RICH HOMIE QUAN'S DANCE
Here's a YouTube compilation of the dance that Rich Homie Quan does while singing is hit song "Flex"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__0pjX9FnP0 "Rich Homie Quan Dance Flex Compilation #richhomiedance Ohh,Ohh,Ohh) "Walk Thru Dance"
Published on May 5, 2015

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ADDENDUM
Here's a video of a 2010 dance that some online commenters say is a precusor to Rich Homie Quan's "Flex" dance:

Beenie Biggle Wiggle



Biggiefan170 Uploaded on Feb 11, 2010

HML Stunnazs..lmao...we was bored as hell

im just foolin to bennie biggle wiggle
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There probably are other Hip Hop/R&B dances that are similar to these dances.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Muddy Waters - "Mannish Boys" (information, sound file, video, and lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases a sound file and a video of Muddy Waters performing his song "Mannish Boy". The lyrics for this song are also included in this post.

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

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Muddy Waters for his musical legacy and thanks to all those who also performed in these featured songs. Thanks also all those who are quoted in this post and the publishers of these examples on YouTube.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/10/muddy-waters-hoochie-coochie-man-video.html for a pancocojams post on Muddy Water's "Hoochie Coochie Man".

Also, click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/07/bo-diddleys-im-man-information-examples.html for a pancocojams post on Bo Diddley's song "I'm A Man".

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INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SONG
From http://www.theglobaldispatches.com/articles/muddy-waters-im-a-man-m-a-n "Muddy Waters – I’m a Man, M-A-N" By Gary Burnett, November 27, 2013
"The song has become something of a blues standard with its raunchy lyrics which nevertheless betray a stronger message about a Jim Crow South where a black man would always be referred to as a "boy", a black "man" was just too much of a threat.

Muddy Waters first recorded Mannish Boy back in 1955. He and Willie Dixon had previously written Hoochie Coochie Man, which had inspired Bo Diddley‘s I’m a Man,and which in turn provided the basis for Mannish Boy. The song is credited to Muddy Water, Mel London and Bo Diddley, and features a repeating lick based on one chord....

Despite the clear sensuality of the song, there’s something more going on in the song. In the Southern states under Jim Crow, including Mississippi where Muddy Waters grew up, a black man was never recognized as anything other than a “boy.”

Fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1853, Thomas Bailey, a southern educator set forth fifteen major premises of the “common opinion of the South” of black Americans. Two of these said, “The negro* is inferior and will remain so,” and “Let the lowest white man count for more than the highest negro.” African Americans were both demonized and dehumanized. A white student in 1909 – shockingly – wrote, “The negro is more like a mule than anything I can think of…You cannot get the brute out of the negro; therefore he must be kept under subjection.”

Such were the attitudes that Muddy Waters experienced growing up in Mississippi. As a black man, he was considered and treated as less than human, and one of the ways in which this was reinforced was in the way in which he would never be referred to as a man – always as “boy.” Blacks at best were children, to be looked after, provided of course they knew their place, behaved and did not become “uppity.” At worst black men were considered a source of danger to white womanhood, ready at any opportunity to act as crazed, ravishers of pure white women. On this basis, many of the atrocious lynchings...

Muddy Water’s song, then, takes on a new meaning in this context. Now that he’s free of Southern racism and oppression and is a successful musician in Chicago, Muddy can assert his black manhood – “I’m a man, I’m a full grown man,” sings Muddy, “I spell M-A, child, N.” And free from the accusations of sexual misconduct, the sexual bravado of the song becomes at least understandable."...
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By the 1960s, "Negro" has been retired as a referent for Black Americans. Also, since at least the 1960s, apart from historical quotes, the "n" in the referent "Negro" is always capitalized. A noticeable exception is when African Americans purposely spell "negro" with a small "n" as an insult directed towards a Black person who is acting or speaking in subservient ways or in other ways that benefit non-Black people over Black people.

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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannish_Boy
..."In 1986, Muddy Waters' original "Mannish Boy" was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame "Classics of Blues Recordings" category.[7] It was also included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll".[8] "Mannish Boy" is ranked #229 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[9]"...

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FEATURED EXAMPLES
Example #1: Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy



Blue Jazzman, Published on Jul 23, 2013

From Wikipedia: McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 -- April 30, 1983), known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is considered the "father of modern Chicago blues". He was a major inspiration for the British blues explosion in the 1960s and is ranked No. 17 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The original version of "Mannish Boy" was recorded in Chicago on May 24, 1955, under the title "Manish Boy." Accompanying Muddy Waters were Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Junior Wells on harmonica, Fred Below on drums, and an un-identified female chorus. The original version was the only recording done by Muddy Waters between January 1953 and June 1957 that did not feature Little Walter on harmonica and was one of few studio recordings with Junior Wells.
Muddy Waters recorded several versions of "Mannish Boy" during his career. In 1968, he recorded it for the Electric Mud album in Marshall Chess' attempt to attract the rock market. After he left Chess, he recorded it for the 1977 Hard Again album which was produced by Johnny Winter. The song also was included on the live album Muddy "Mississippi" Waters - Live (1979). Waters also performed it at The Band's farewell concert The Last Waltz which was shot on film.

The guy screaming for Muddy in the background is Johnny Winter.

I do not own this song. All rights belong to their respective owners.

Lyrics:
Oh, yeah, ooh, yeah

Everythin', everything', everything's gonna be alright this mornin'
Ooh yeah, whoa
Now when I was a young boy, at the age of five
My mother said I was, gonna be the greatest man alive
But now I'm a man, way past 21
Want you to believe me baby,
I had lot's of fun

I'm a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No be , O child, Y1
That mean mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full grown man
I'm a man
I'm a natural born lovers man
I'm a man
I'm a rollin' stone
I'm a man
I'm a hoochie coochie man

Sittin' on the outside, just me and my mate
You know I'm made to move you honey,
Come up two hours late
Wasn't that a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No be , O child, Y1
That mean mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full grown man
Man
I'm a natural born lovers man
Man
I'm a rolllin' stone
Man-child
I'm a hoochie coochie man

The line I shoot will never miss
When I make love to a woman,
She can't resist
I think I go down,
To old Kansas Stew
I'm gonna bring back my second cousin,
That little Johnny Cocheroo
All you little girls,
Sittin' out at that line
I can make love to you woman,
In five minutes time
Ain't that a man
I spell mm, a child, and
That represents man
No be, oh child, Y1
That mean mannish boy
Man
I'm a full grown man
Man
I'm a natural born lovers man
Man
I'm a rollin' stone
I'm a man-child
I'm a hoochie coochie man
Well, well, well, well
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Don't hurt me, don't hurt me child
Don't hurt me, don't hurt, don't hurt me child
Well, well, well, well

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Example #2: Muddy Waters plays "Manish Boy"



GtrWorkShp Uploaded, on Nov 16, 2007

In this clip from a 1971 performance, Muddy Waters and his band perform "Manish Boy." From the DVD "Muddy Waters In Concert 1971" produced by TopCat Records. More info at http://www.guitarvideos.com/products

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