The slang words we’ve come to know and that has been widely spread thankfully through rap music, isn’t usually just “slang”. Rap music did more than just spread ways to say “hi”…it spread ways to meaningfully greet a loved or an inspirational one.
These words aren’t just words. They are forms of affection and respect.
"Peace God…Whattup ni***?….I’m glad you home….So we could, take over the world, it’s ours to own.."
I for one just used words like “peace” to say goodbye until I really realized…that I meant it. When I say “peace” I mean peace be on to you as we say goodbye and until we speak again. It was a good practice that the urban culture brought to me. To me, there isn’t a better way to say goodbye. “….ight yo, peace”.
"And G.O.D’s.That I run wit..& collaborate my thoughts wit, o elevate to a higher standing.."
WHADDUP GOD. Sounds like Freeway just walked in. But if you think about it…this is someone looking to you as God. Rather than dismissing it as something members of the Wu Tang Clan or old NY guys would use to greet you, it’s true meaning, is a form of respect. I see the God in you, that I see in myself. God is love. It’s nothing but love. What’s up G is also meant to originally be “God” not “Gangsta” originating from the organization Nation of Gods and Earth…commonly known as the 5 percenters, largely influenced by Islam.
”..who roll together as one, I call my brother sun ‘cuz he shine like one”
What better way to greet someone than by calling them the Sun? The very thing that sustains all life.