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Friday, February 15, 2013

3LW- "Playas Gon' Play" & Jill Scott - "Hate On Me"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post provides definitions & song examples of the African American Vernacular English terms "playa" and "hater".

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

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THE MEANING OF THE WORD "PLAYA"
"Playa" (pronounced "play-yah") is the Hip-Hop form of the word "player". A playa is a person (male or female) who doesn't take romantic relationships seriously, but "plays" (with) a person and usually more than one person's emotions.

Here's a definition of "playa" from http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/playa:
Player
"someone who dates more than one person at a time, usually just for sex or other perks. Will typically do anything to have sex with someone. Carries a heavy negative connotation. Usually used to describe males, but could be used to describe females who act in this manner. Often pronounced 'playa.' "
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The saying "playas gonna play" means that it's the nature of some people to be players, but that isn't going to stop the person saying that from being "for real", for instance, with regard to love, just because some people are playas, doesn't meant that it will stop you from eventually being a part of a romantic relationship in which both people are "for real"- meaning one in which both people are serious about their affections and long term plans for & with each other.

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THE MEANING OF THE WORD "HATER"
A "hater" is a female or male who constantly puts another person down (insults, disses, rips on, gossips about, makes catty remarks about and/or constantly finds fault with another person), usually because of jealousy.

THE MEANING OF THE PHRASE "HATERS GONNA HATE"
From http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/haters-gonna-hate
"Haters Gonna Hate is a catchphrase used to indicate a disregard for hostile remarks addressed towards the speaker. This expression has its roots in American hip hop, and spawned an image macro series featuring pictures of celebrities, animals and cartoon characters strutting or posing in a conceited manner.
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From http://www.ask.com/answers/59427481/what-does-haters-gonna-hate-mean
kelvinkarimi: 2012
"Haters gonna hate" means that this person will always find something negative to say, and will never have any words of motivation or to uplift you. Someone who does not motivate you and who is always fault finding and trying to bring you down, is called a hater."
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"Hate on me hater" is a statement that indicates that the speaker isn't going to let the hatred (expressed by putdowns, and other statements or actions) bother him or her.

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FEATURED VIDEOS AND LYRICS
Example #1: 3LW [3 Little Women]- Playas Gon' Play




3LWVEVO·5 videosUploaded on Feb 26, 2010

Music video by 3LW performing Playas Gon' Play. [2000]
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LYRICS: PLAYAS GONNA PLAY

[Intro]
The hit maker
The playas gon' play
Them haters gonna hate
Them callers gonna call
Them ballers gonna ball
(Let 'em know)

I, I don't mind (ha)
What people say or do (nah, nah)
But I, I do mind
What you believe is true
You are the only one
Getting all my love
'cause what they do (what they do)
Ain't nothin' new

Playas, they gonna play
And haters, they gonna hate
Ballers, they gonna ball
Shot callers, they gonna call
That ain't got nothin' to do
With me and you
That's the way it is
That's the way it is

So-called friends
Don't want to see me with you
Behind your back
Callin' my cell and pager too
No matter what they do
I will stay true
Only to you
Only to you

Playas, they gonna play
And haters, they gonna hate
Ballers, they gonna ball
Shot callers, they gonna call
That ain't got nothin' to do
With me and you
That's the way it is
That's the way it is

I want you to know (I want you to know)
I'll never let you go (I'll never let you go)
We gotta talk about everything you hear
'cause I know that it ain't true
You can trust my love
And I can trust yours too
Our love will be forever, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Little Women
They gon' ball shorty
They gon' play shorty
That's how they do shorty
We comin' through shorty
The hit maker shorty

Playas gon' play
Playas, they gonna play
And haters, they gonna hate
Ballers, they gonna ball
Shot callers, they gonna call
That ain't got nothin' to do
With me and you
That's the way it is
That's the way it is

Playas, they gonna play
And haters, they gonna hate
Ballers, they gonna ball
Shot callers, they gonna call
That ain't got nothin' to do
With me and you
That's the way it is
That's the way it is

Playas, they gonna play
And haters, they gonna hate
Ballers, they gonna ball
Shot callers, they gonna call
That ain't got nothin' to do
With me and you
That's the way it is
That's the way it is

Playas gonna play (uh)
Haters gonna hate (right)
That's the way it is (yeah)
That's just how it's been (let 'em know, let 'em know)

Playas (Little Women why'all)
And haters (9 lives why'all)
Playas (the hit maker why'all, woo)
And haters

Playas gonna play (oh, oh)
Haters gonna hate (yeah)
Ballers gonna ball (oh, oh)
Callers gonna call
Yeah

http://www.lyrics007.com/3LW%20Lyrics/Playas%20Gon'%20Play%20Lyrics.html
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In the context of this song a "baller" is "a person who is flashy with their money. Someone who has lots of money and enjoys showing it off in front of others buy buying expensive and extravagant things such as cars, clothes, jewelry, etc."
Last edited on Sep 03 2011. Submitted by The Last Don on Aug 30 2011. http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/baller
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In the context of that song [and that definition] "to ball" is to act like a big baller. (A "baller" is often referred to as a "big baller").
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In the context of this song, a "caller" and a "shot caller" is someone who is in charge, i.e. someone who "call the shots", make all the decisions. A shot caller is considered or wants to be considered the most important person in any setting.

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Examples #2: Jill Scott "Hate On Me"



hiddenbeachmedia, Uploaded on Aug 9, 2007 [2007]
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At .05 of this video, Jill Scott makes a side eye gesture. That gestures shows what she feels about those who "hate on" her. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/03/puttin-on-black-side-eye-videos.html for a post about side eye.
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LYRICS: HATE ON ME

If I could give you the world
On a silver platter
Would even matter
You'd still be mad at me
If I can find in all this
A dozen roses
Which I would give to you
You'd still be miserable
In reality
I'm gon be who I be
And I don't feel no faults
For all the lies that you bought
You can try as you may
Break me down when I say

That it ain't up to you
Gon on do what you do

[Chorus:]
Hate on me hater
Now or Later
Cause I'm gonna do me
You'll be made baby

(Go head and hate)
Go head and hate on me hater
I'm not afraid of
What I got I paid for
You can hate on me...

Ooh if I gave you peaches
Out of my on garden
And I made you a peach cobbler
Would you slap me out?
Wonder if I gave you diamonds
Out of my on womb
Would you feel the love in that
Or ask why not the moon
If I gave you sanity
For the whole of humanity
Had all the solutions for the pain and pollution
No Matter Where I live
Despite the things I give
You'll always be this way
So go ahead and ...

[Chorus x2]

You Cannot...
Hate On me
Cause my mind is free
Feel my destiny
So Shall it Be
[Repeat x2]
[Chorus]

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jillscott/hateonme.html

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to the composers of these songs, and to all of the vocalists & musicians in these featured videos. My thanks also to the commenters and authors who are quoted in this post and the uploaders of these featured videos.

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