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Is Thug The New Thoroughbred?: Waka Flocka Flame's Elevation Of Ebonics

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Waka Flocka Flame I am the first to admit, a little slang goes a long way adding flavor to a conversation, and even some humor, maybe here a little, or there a little. I watched Waka Flocka Flame, the rapper in an interview (for the second time) on the Mo'Nique show on BET...if you know what he said, please send me a transcript. Although I followed his lips carefully, (and I am in high def) I barely understood what he was saying! Mo'Nique, further encouraged Mr. Flacka Flame's butchering of English by placating his "realness" as commendable. In the words of Bengals wide receiver number 85, "Chile please!" The new thug fosters poor enunciation, bad grammar, and a deceptive, but sad pretense that his lack of good speaking skills is acceptable (Tupac would roll over in his grave, and re-write Thug Passion if he could). This is thuggery, thinking itself thoroughbred and the whole world wonders after the beast (to quote Revelation)of thugging.