Bougie is true to that definition in a lot of ways. Black bougie folks often pride themselves on going to the best schools and only engaging in activities associated with affluence and elegance. In the most simplistic terms, bougie is the material opposite of “ghetto.” What makes Migos' song so magical is its insistence on embracing a “bougie” that relies on the group's already assumed exclusion from the world of the bourgeoisie.
With their Atlanta dialects and multi-color locs, Migos isn't exactly a fixture at the posh country club. In the music video, you’ll notice that the “Bad and Boujee” girls don’t smile or dance. They take selfies and drink champagne with their microwaveable ramen. This is the paradox that Migos has built its entire brand on. The lure of a girl that’s “Bad and Boujee” is exclusivity. When a woman is unavailable to the advances of men, unfriendly, and generally unapproachable, she can be labeled bougie. Her standards, unrealistic or not, signify that the members of Migos themselves are insiders in the world of luxury, even as they remain true to their humbler roots. Even their alternate spelling is a demand to define luxe [sic] on their own terms. -snip- In the context of Migos' "Bad & Boujee" song, "bad" has the African American Vernacular English meaning of "very good". WARNING: This song/video contains a great deal of profanity and also includes "the n word".
**** DAB From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dab_(dance) [retrieved July 9, 2017] Dabbing, or the dab, is a simple dance move or playful gesture, in which a person drops their head into the bent crook of a slanted arm, while raising the opposite arm in a parallel direction but out straight. The move looks similar to someone sneezing into the "inside" of the elbow.. Origins The dab has its origins in the Atlanta hip-hop scene, but there was initially disagreement about who originated the dance.. Popularity In 2015, the dab rose to national prominence in the United States. As XXL magazine reported in August 2015, "What started as a regional down South adlib is quickly becoming a masterful maneuver in clubs and on street corners. sports following an eight-second celebratory dab by Cam Newton, football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, during a game against the Tennessee Titans on November 15, 2015. According to a Sports Illustrated account of the incident, "[w]hen two Titans players confronted [Newton] about the celebration, he continued to dance in their faces, even as he backed away." . -snip- WARNING: Migos' "Dab" song includes a lot of profanity. Here are partial lyrics from iHeartMemphis' song "Lean And Dab". From http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/iheartmemphis/leananddabb.html "Lean and dab, lean and dab Lean and dab, lean and dab Lean and dab, lean and dab Lean and dab, lean and dab [2x] Wake up in the morning then I dab Had to pull up on the block 'cause today I get to whip And you know my top drop and my car's name is nae-nae Had to hit the Quan 'cause today is a good day". -snip- These lyrics include references to some other viral Hip Hop dance songs that are discussed in this post. **** DAB OF RANCH Pancocojams Editor: "Dab of Ranch" is a referent in Migos' song "Rolex". With regard to that song, "dab of ranch" probably refers to However, the earliest meaning of that phrase as it was used by the Hip Hop group Migos was "a small amount of ranch dressing". The second meaning of "dab" is "diamonds on the face of a Rolex watch or another expensive watch". This meaning is a play on the vernacular meaning of "dab" that is given above. When they dance to "Rolex", people do the "dab" movement on the line "a dab of ranch". Here's a portion of the lyrics for the "Dab Of Ranch" song: "Get your rap snacks with a dab of ranch With a dab of ranch With a dab of ranch We can make it happen Get your rap snacks We can make it snappin'" Here's some information about "dab of ranch" Entry #1: From http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php/1186756-What-does-Dab-of-Ranch-mean 05-29-2017, 11:03 AM #1 ban1o, "What does Dab of Ranch mean MY 14 year old brother is obsessed with this song that goes "All I want is a rollie rollie rollie with a dab of ranch" Is he saying? 05-29-2017, 11:07 AM #2 cmc1974 Re: What does Dab of Ranch mean A small amount of ranch dressing? 05-29-2017, 11:19 AM #6 BRUHWHOCARES Re: What does Dab of Ranch mean it was a jingle made on accident by Migos while they were promoting their rap snacks. 06-01-2017, 08:51 PM #14 Kim Possible Re: What does Dab of Ranch mean A Rolex with diamonds in the face" **** Entry #2: From http://www.complex.com/music/2016/11/watch-migos-rap-snacks-sour-cream-with-dab-of-ranch-jingle "This Migos Rap Jingle for Rap Snacks Is Amazing" by Jessie Morris, NOV 30, 2016 "Migos might have just created the greatest jingle for Rap Snacks. The rap trio are the face of the potato chip brand's latest flavor, Sour Cream With a Dab of Ranch, and decided to pay tribute to their favorite snack by spitting bars about its deliciousness. The video opens up with Takeoff showing off the chips before Quavo pops into the frame and to rap about their chips' flavor on beat with the music playing in the background. "With a dab of ranch, with a dab of ranch we can make it happen/Ooh, ooh, get ya Rap Snacks, aye, they make it snappin." Rap Snacks were created back in 1994 when they were dubbed "The Official Snack of Hip Hop." The snacks were sold in convenience stores and always featured both known and up and coming rappers with a cartoon version of the rapper on the front and a biography about the artist on the back of the package. Migos' flavor is one of three new flavors the snack brand launched this year including Fetty Wap's Honey Jalapeno and Romeo Miller, who is also a part-owner of the company, Bar-B-Quin With My Honey flavor. Chance the Rapper's Kit-Kat jingle may no longer be the best hip-hop snack song out there anymore. Watch Migos dab for some ranch above and pick up some Rap Snacks Sour Cream With a Dab of Ranch at a trap store near you.
You can also read up on the history of Rap Snacks right here. http://rapsnacks.net/ -snip- The word "trap" here refers to "Trap music". Click http://runthetrap.com/what-is-trap-music/ for information about the trap music genre. Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtavNowBjHY for a video of this song. That song only contains one instance of the mild curse word "damn". **** "HIT THE [DANCE NAME]" In the context of contemporary African American Hip Hop dance songs, "hit the" means "do the ___ (dance). Another word that is used in contemporary African American Vernacular English in the same way as "Hit the [dance name] is "Drop the [dance name].
**** HIT THE QUAN [This entry is quoted from this earlier pancocojams post: https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/08/what-hit-quan-really-means.html " "Hit The Quan" is a Hip Hop dance/song. The song was written and performed by @iHeartMemphis as a tribute to the Flex ("Walk Thru") dance that Atlanta, Georgia Hip Hop artist Rich Homie Quan is known to perform during his shows.