Analysis Of The Book ' Hot Nigga ' Essay

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“About a week ago!” my cousins screamed in unison with enthusiasm. I peeked over my current book, The Secret, and stared at them, partly puzzled, partly annoyed. “What’s that about?” I enquired after hearing the phrase for the fourth time that day. After finding amusement in my lack of awareness of the phrase and its origin, my cousins took pity on me and explained. They played the hip hop song “Hot Nigga,’ then proceeded to show me the weird dance move that accompanied it, called the “Shmoney Dance,” where they bent one leg at a time, in sync with lowered arms and their fists clenched. “But why?” I had asked. My cousins then told me of the popularity of the phrase, and its overall “coolness.” They played the song for me and as I paid attention to the lyrics, I noted its constant mention of violence and I wondered if they did as well. While I initially found the lyrics of the song “Hot Nigga” disturbing, very quickly I realized that although my cousins proclaimed their love for this “cool” song and repeated the phrase “About a week ago” with reckless abandonment, they seemed to lack awareness of the rest of the lyrics. This became evident when I asked them to sing it, and the only coherent words they could repeat were those of the phrase “About a week ago.” Little do they know that Bobby Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, in an interview claimed that the song “Hot Nigga” was based on his life story. He later retracted this statement when referencing the phrase

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