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IAIC Awards 2008 – Hypebeast Word/Phrase


“Swagger” has been a part of our vocabulary for a while now, but the reason why “swagger” is the Hypebeast Word/Phrase is because of Pineapple Express.

Brief Diagram:

M.I.A. – Paper Planes (2007) to Pineapple Express (2008, responsible for widespread knowledge of M.I.A.) to Kanye producing “S.L.U. aka Swagga Like Us” (2008, which makes M.I.A. even more famous)

Jay Z’s “Brooklyn” ft. Santogold may take its place in early 2009 propelling Santogold into superstardom.

“Swagger” has even managed to enter Old Spice commercials:

“Dope” could have easily won the top spot of Hypebeast Word/Phrase. I’ve actually heard that word on the DISNEY Channel…

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