It’s 2013 and we’ve gotten some upgrades in the past few years. We’ve gone from Walkman to iPod, VCR to DVD player and flip phone to smart phone. Big changes, people. But with every new invention, we leave behind a legacy of abandoned gadgets and gizmos – Game Boys, cassette tapes, typewriters… Tamagotchis. And let’s not forget the lingo. The years of “That’s fly” / “She’s so bootylicious” / “Dang, that homeboy is a scrub” are behind us. It’s a sad, sad thing. So let’s dust off our dictionaries, get sentimental and look at some of the greatest slang words that might be dead in 2013 conversation, but live on in top chart songs. So check out the gallery of Top 10 Slang Terms Music Has Celebrated. It’s a bangin’ list beeotch. If you disagree, boy you bugg’n.
Zac Efron (pictured above) has famously inked the motto to his wrist, and kids are adopting it as a clever excuse. Your mom probably knows what it means. And Drake can hardly believe it. “It’s like an epidemic,” he said, suggesting that “Y.O.L.O.” — the acronym he uses for “You Only Live Once” on the hook of “The Motto” — has taken on a life of its own. And he doesn’t seem upset that you all like it so much, but he has begun to wonder if he can still use it as a title for that collaborative mixtape he and Rick Ross have been teasing for some time now.
“The title has become so… it’s like an epidemic,” Drake told MTV’s Sway Calloway. “I hope by the time we finish it, it would still hold weight and substance. We might have to call it something different.”
But worry not: as Y.O.L.O. or otherwise, the tape will probably still happen. “A Drake and Ross project I think would be amazing,” he says, adding that, “That’s something even I would want to listen to.”