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old G

old G

Date: Aug 04 2004


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“An old G in my hood. He just called me that one day, I don’t even know why. I said, “Yo, I gotta test that name out!” I threw it in a rhyme, it worked, so I just kept it.”

Rapper Jadakiss explaining where he got his name.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

an older, more experienced members of the gangster culture

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

The G in old G stands for gangster. It refers to an experienced gang member.

This term is used quite often in both rap songs and in interviews. It is one of those terms which is used by people within the community. If you’re not a rapper nor a gangster, you probably would not use this term, except in a joke.

New slang is often invented by small groups of people – in this case rappers – and then used and understood by the media. Isn’t that cool?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“That old G over there is my neighbor. His family is always so nice to me and my friends.”

“My mom doesn’t understand rap vocabulary. They sing about the old Gs and MCs and she has no idea what to think.

“After years of cruisin’ in the same ride, the old G finally got a new car.”

“An old G will tell you, playing with guns is no way to become an old G.”

“Oh he’s an old G. He’s been in this hood since the ‘70s.”

“An old G told me young man that life’s too short So leave ya kids at home, meet me on the dance floor.”

- Lyrics taken from Wyclef Jean song called “Baby Daddy.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

That might be an old friend of yours, maybe you can not get contact with each other often, but even a little things might cause you to remind him and the happy times together.
by Peny (HS, China)
Slang Guess “old G ’ means the person talks or behaves as if he is older than his real age ;or out of date .
by qian (lan zhou , china)
olg g” is used by jadakiss when he was on the movein. with austin skaggs in 1996 he call him. an old g”
by mogaji umar (lagos, nigeria)
maybe it means a nick name
by Gang (Shenzhen, China)
I guess it means flashes of inspiration, someting that arise in one’s head by chance.
by jing (yingtan, China)
Wow! This week must have been really hard! You almost got stumped – stumped is when nobody gets the right answer.
Normally, we get 40 or 50 guesses, but this week we only got 5!
Thanks for your efforts to those of you who sent in a guess!

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