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Last year Steve Stoute, one of the people I look up to, released his book “The Tanning of America.” The book is focused on how Hip-hop has gradually over time transitioned to the forefront of pop-culture globally. Along though the Olympics aren’t over yet, in lieu of Serena Williams c-walking I’ve decide d to pick out my top 5 tanning moments thus far.

5. Michael Phelps shouts out Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne after winning gold Medal.

During an interview after he won his gold Medal, Phelps mentioned the two tweets he received from Wayne and Jeezy. Peep the shout outs here

4. Ryan Lochte wearing a grill made by Paul Wall

Not gonna lie, I thought the grill phase of Hip-hop was over, but Ryan Lochte wearing one after his gold medal victory just might bring them back in style.

3. Gabby Douglas hittin her Gold Medal Victory Dougie


It’s so dope how the dougie has become such a universal phenomenon. I’m glad to see Hip-hop represented at the Olympics. The You can peep the video here.

2. Serena Williams C-Walking after her Victory

Video here. A lot of you will say this was ghetto, and tasteless. To that I counter, STFU. I thought this was a dope because gang related or not, it’s Serena having a candid moment. In her mind she’s still a girl from compton. C-Walking at the Olympics, who would have ever thought that would ever happen?

1. Beats by Dre

Beats by Dre holds the #1 spot well…cuz who doesn’t have them. Almost every Olympian in London is sporting a pair of Dr. Dre’s headphones. This is the subtle influence that Hip-hop is slowly having on the world.

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My favorite comedian Chris Rock once said "Men cannot go backwards sexually. Women cannot go backwards in lifestyle." I have to say I agree with his assessment. You don’t just see a woman go from dating a lawyer to dating a dude that works at Footlocker. That’s backwards hustlin. That being said I’ve decided to put together a post of some of my favorite rap lines about backwards hustlin.

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"Ay baby, see When you’re used to filet mignon… It’s kinda hard to go back to Hamburger Helper It’s your choice though baby." - Jay-Z - Party Life.

After you’ve dated the best rapper in the game, where do you go from there? I love this line for simple fact that all of Jay’s exes are backwards hustlin.

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"She’s used to soda & nuggets she really just out here thuggin."- Drake - Stay Schemin.

This line is my favorite of the backwards hustlin lines. It’s like Drake is adding insult to injury with this one. Not only is he introducing you to a new lifestyle, but he’s reminding you that you’re a dollar menu hoe. Pure hilarity.

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"Split and go where? Back to wearing knockoffs, haha Knock it off, Neiman’s, shop it off…"-Pusha T- Runaway.


Money talks right? Condescendingly reminding your partner that before you they used to shop on Canal is a great way to boast about the new standard you’ve introduced to their life.

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"She used to have the Beemer, now she own a sneaker I had her eatin lobster, now she eatin pizza." - 50 Cent - Do You Think About Me?

50 just might change your life girl, but if y’all break up it’s back to the bus stop.

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"Act like you’ll ever be around mothafuckas like this again." - Kanye West - Niggas In Paris.

You knew the number one line was gonna be from one of the greatest assholes of all time! If you’re one of Yeezy’s old broads you’re backwards hustlin…PERIOD!

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