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Friday, March 30, 2018

Super Siah - "This Is The Bunny" (A Children's Easter Rapping Song Performed By A Four Year Old Boy)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojam post showcases a YouTube video of an Easter rapping song that is performed by four year old "Super Siah".

A transcription of this song is included in this post. Additions and corrections are welcome.

Selected comments from this video's discussion thread are also included in this post> Explanatory notes about some of the vernacular words or phrases in these comments are also included in this post.

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

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composer of this song and thanks to performer Super Siah. Thanks to Super Siah's mother who plays the role of the Easter Bunny in this video, and thanks to all those who are featured in this video and are responsible for the high quality of this video and this Rap.

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LYRICS: THIS IS THE EASTER BUNNY*
(performed by Super Siah); Rapping portion only

This is the Bunny that hides your eggs
That always filled of sweets
It's white and fuzzy with jumpety feet and big ole buck tooth teeth.
She hops, hops, hops and bops, bops, bops
To the house on the street.
They're filled with sweets and if your lucky,
You'll even find money.

{This Rap repeats three more times.)
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*I used the title "This Is The Bunny" rather than the more ubiquitous title "Official Bunny Song" that is the title of that video.

Thanks to my daughter Tazi M. Hughes who transcribed the Rap portion of this song. Additions and corrections for this transcription of this song's lyrics are welcome.

Thanks also to commenter Jada Ballew who published her transcription of this song (including the spoken lines) in this video's discussion thread. That comment is found as #5 below.

Note that the Rap portion that is found in this post is slightly different from Jada Bailew's transcription.

"sweets" is sometimes given as "tweets" in this video's discussion thread below, but since there's an Easter holiday custom of putting candy inside colored plastic Easter eggs that are hidden for children to find, I think that "sweets" is the correct transcription.

This song also documents the custom of adding coins or a dollar bills inside some plastic Easter eggs which children hunt for as an Easter activity.

Some commenters transcribed the word "tooth" as "two".

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: SUPER SIAH OFFICIAL EASTER BUNNY SONG



Super Siah, Published on Mar 18, 2018
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This video has the following statistics as of March 20, 2018:
895,818 total # of views

likes 8.1K

dislikes: 844

1,751 total number of comments

These statistics are remarkable for a children's holiday song.
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Here are some comments from this YouTube video's discussion thread (with numbers assigned for referencing purposes). All of these comments are from 2018.

I'm particularly interested in documenting the use of African American Vernacular English by commenters praising this song. I'm particularly interested in documenting the numerous assertions (that I strongly agree with) that this song should be promoted on the radio and available for sale in music stores and on iTunes and other similar sites.

1. Michelle 2010
"Super siah he is 4 years and I am really surprise he can rap I am so glad that he did it all by himself"

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2. Quayanna Wiggins
"This is so adorable ❤️❤️❤️ and is so catchy I want to buy it in my music store"

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3. Lifeasaprincess Princexx
"I love super siah he killed this song"
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"killed it" = did something really well

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4. Joell Soto
"siah can spit"

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5. Kamiyah McConico
"He little and got more bars than some people older than him"
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A person who "gots bars" or "spits bars" means that he or she raps really well (has rapping skills).

Here's information about the term"bars" as it is refers to Rapping (Hip Hop) from https://www.quora.com/How-are-rap-lyrics-divided-into-bars
"Timothy Ssw Adjoda, Beatmaker/Producer/Engineer/Artist at MusiKingz, Answered Jan 20, 2017
"Most rap songs have a 4/4 time signature. This means that a bar would be equal to 4 beats. A beat would be everytime you tapped your feet if you were tapping it at a constant rhythm to the song. So a new bar would begin everytime you tapped your feet 4 times. These numbers would change depending on time signature, but rap songs will have 4/4 time signature almost always.

Typically, a standard verse in a rap song is 16 bars, and the chorus is 4 or 8. You can, of course, make it however long you want. Some songs might have a 32 bar verse. Although you will find songs with different amount of bars for different parts of the song, it will more than likely be a number that is 2 to the power of some integer (Example: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, etc.)."

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6. Jada Ballew
"Siah(This is super siah This is the best song ever Yeah baby Yeah)
Mom(And it's me super mom Hi super kids)
This is the fun yard Hide your eggs Its Always here with treats It's white and fuzzy with jumpety feet and big ole buck two teeth
She hops hops hops and bops bops bops to the houses on the streets
there favorite treats and if your lucky you even find money
Mom(Here hide this egg)Siah( where) Mom(over there under/on the tree put it over there) Mom (Run let's just have some fun it's funny I'm so happy) Repeat verse 1 Mom (Hey super kids do you find some eggs) Siah (No not yet) Mom (There's one on your head) Repeat verse 1"

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7. Carl's Family
"It should be on the radio seriously"

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8. Giselle Martinez
"This song makes me smile when I am so sad I love it 😍"

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9. Valencia Kemp
"Super Saiyan my baby sister watch you every single day the song was super dope"
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"super dope" means "very very good"

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10. Heaven Chadwick
"I am a whole teenager. I am about to be 17 years old. Heard my 5 y/o brother listening to this before school. He listened to it 3x in a row. Guess what song was stuck in my head all day? 😭😭 This adorable lil baby boutta blow up if he keeps making bops like this"

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11. Ayannah Anderson
"Get it siah get it siah🀞🏻🀀
This my favorite song
Siah I’m putting u on the top 10 Easter songs u on number 1 😍"

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12. Kidd Gaming
"OH YEAA SIAHHHHHHπŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ’―πŸ”₯πŸ”₯this is too lit"
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"Lit" is by far the adjective that is used the most in this discussion thread. The vernacular term "lit" is part of the African American "hot" family of complimentary words and phrases that include "hot" (without its sensuous connotation), "fire", "smoking", burning up, dynamite, "the bomb", etc. Notice the flame emojis that are found in these comments which convey this same meaning.

"Too lit" is a complimentary description meaning "really lit" ("really very good".)

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13. Brandon Evans
"Love Love Love Super Siah so cute and funny when you found the money"

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14. Kalia Jackson
"The 417 who disliked it they are hatters"
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"Hatters" is correctly spelled "haters". A hater is someone who criticizes a person for no legitimate reason.

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15. ItzQweenRaven
"Siah is a cutiiie. also dis beat go hard"
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"dis [This] beat go hard".

My guess is that "dis" is purposely used to evoke a Hip Hop "flavor". "Going hard" is a complementary term that means something is "awesome", "tight", "lit", "fire", "the bomb" as judged by the tough standards of (African American) street cultures.

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16. donielle123 mack
"Ok super Siah i see you got swag"
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In the context of this comment "swag" means "self confident style"

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17. agmoney squad
"Good work super siah my lil brother can't stop playing this song keep up great work hope u can make more and that beat is so awesome"

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18. muhammad adris
"This is the best rap ever yo"
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In my opinion, the word "yo" at the end of this sentence has no literal meaning, but is used to convey a Hip Hop flavor that is meant to assert that the commenter is up to date with the latest street slang.

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19. Thatswag Caiden
"Y’all should put this on iTunes I tried to find it"

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20. Amiah Johnson
"aye this lit my little cuz keep playing this song"
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"cuz" = an American English vernacular abbreviation for "cousin"

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21. Queen. B
"Lol the bunny rabbit was killing it"

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22. Naturally Angel Learaa
"I love this is so adorable I love how they included his siblings to great job super siah I love πŸ’• how your parents an stuff really let y’all be kids and do fun things πŸ’“πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜"

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23. PleaseIgnoreMe
"Whoever knew a mom cosplaying as the easter bunny would ever dab."
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"The dap" is a contemporary Hip Hop dance move which is similar to the movement people do when they sneeze into the "inside" of their elbow.

"cosplay" = costume play, meaning wearing a costume of a (usually) fictional character (usually at conventions such as ComicCon

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24. Charly Farmer
"SIAH, THIS IS GOING TO BE 2018\2019 EASTER SONG OFFICIAL"

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25. 24Hr Bill.s
"I've Replayed This Like 85 Times. 😍 Siah Is So Adorable. I Have A Play Coming Up, And I Can Barely Remember The Lines, But I Know This Song By Heart. πŸ˜­πŸ’œ."
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This comment was written in bold font.

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26. natalie davis
"Put this on iTunes ITS LIT"

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27. ZYAIRIAN COOK
"Great song siah keep it upπŸ’™"

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28. Bri'AirahandZhenavia 4 Life
"Siah bought to blow upπŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜"
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"blow up" = become successful

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29. Neisha T
"He's so cute I looking for it on Google play I didn't see it but I still love this song so much that dab was so adorable πŸ’ŸπŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’–πŸ’LIKE I'M 11 and I watched it and his vids cause there so intertanig if you hate this song don't even reply"

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30. Ricki Wilkerson
"The song is super catchy πŸ˜‚ I’m 21 ‼️ I should not be singing this. I love it 😍😍"

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31. Tima Magassouba
"Super siah did a great job nice song i listen to it everyday!!!!!"

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32. Javonte Johnson
"love this song its litty 🀘🀘🀘"
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"Litty" is a form of the vernacular term "lit" that I've begun to notice in since last year (2017), although it might have been around before then.

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33. Spencerindacut TV
"Bro this is littttπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚πŸ€£"

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34. Gianna Delphin
"Aye it’s litt to πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”‘❤️"
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"Aye" is an African American exclamatory term whose meaning may be similar to "Yeah" or may just be an exclamation that conveys approval and excitement similar to how "Hey!" is sometimes used.

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35. Jay Jay
"This is fireπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ’―πŸ’―"

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36. Raniya Johnson
"This song is fye I see super siah got bars πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯🌈"
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"fye" is a vernacular spelling for the word "fire"🌫

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37. Lanijah moore
"The beat tho"
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Contrary to its standard American meaning, the beat tho [though] or any similarly worded partial sentence -such as "His voice though" and "His clothes though- means that you are pointing out something that is particularly impressive about that person, that song, or that performance.

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38. Tanae Williams9540
"Yooo this has to go on SoundCloud , Siah killed this song bruh it’s so lit & adorable"
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"Yooo" here may mean "Hey" or may a term without any meaning except to convey a Hip Hop flavor.

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39. Gaming Dan
"This should be a meme it's litπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯🀑🀑"
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Here are two definitions for "meme" from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meme
"meme: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture
[...]
2 meme : an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media
[...]

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40. mario brooks
"That beat is on point"
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"on point" = perfect; something that is done exactly right

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41. danae Lilavois
"I am supposed to be sleep‼️This Song is litttttttπŸ”₯Siah is such a cutieπŸ’™I am gonna add this song to my playlistπŸ’•Y’all are so creative😻~Love YallπŸ’œ"

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42. Keshawn And Sanford
"Ayeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Go Super Siah"


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