Is Anybody Sick Of The Word “Swag?”

[Blogger's Note: What qualifies as swag?]

Is it me or “swag” is overused?

We used to say a rapper had flavor. Now he has swag. I also hardly hear about people’s personalities or charisma anymore. Now they have swag. XXL‘s own Brian *B.Dot* Miller aka the hipster killer recently pointed out that he hated the word. I’m sure he’s not alone. I can’t front though. I use it on a regular basis. Until something better comes along, I’ll keep using it. What do you guys think? Is “swag” overused?” Are you sick of it? If so, what’s next? Speak on it!

  • http://www.YOUHEARDTHATNEW.COM LowKey

    Ummm, I think we should retire the phrase….asap! What’s wrong with “charisma” or “personality” or “hey that guy’s cool” lol…..these are just my thoughts people!

    LowKey

    • Sade

      I think it’s how the word is used. Swag could never go out of style beacuse its many types of swag. people have different meanings of the word anyway. like up north they say “Swagger” down south we say “Swag”

      • Matty

        Sade you are a complete idiot… I remember when Cam first started using the worg swagga (swagger) and called Jay-z a swagger jacker right after it the word swag got out of hand… people saying dumb shit like: Im going to take a swag nap, get out here with all this corny bs…

  • yoprince

    I’m tired of your writing already.

  • yoprince

    my bad.. i’m “sick” of your writing already..

  • POLO DIZ

    QUITE frankly Im tired of “swag” and “hater”……..

  • OG Matt Herbz

    I hate the word “hater.”
    I love the word “nigga.”

    –OG Matt Herbz–
    White Nigga Movement

    • dotdotta32x

      Wait…..Wait…… hold up.
      White Nigga Movement? WTF

  • lone1

    This guy is right…this is absolutely a blog about nothing.

  • jollyrench

    This reminds me of the post Maurice Garland made about “Grindin’”. His post was great, yours was awful and probably took two minutes to write.

    • akaTheRealist

      co-sign

  • http://teamzombieclothing.com Millionaire Shortbread

    Swag is bad, but there are much worse terms. Personally, I am severely offended by the whole “Splash” thing Dipset is trying to do. That has to be the dumbest most retarded thing they’ve come up with since the filming of Killa Season.

  • dj ashy fingerz

    whats funny is that most of these rappahs “swag” comes from some homo stylist that dresses them for 106/MTV/Magazine pics. No one has they own style anymore

    • QUIETSTORM

      LOL…exactly man

  • dameSTAtus

    Funniest Commercial Out Right Now: That BK Commercial where the guy says his hands are too small for the Whopper.

    Now that is commercial has hella SWAG!

  • EReal

    Only people sick of it are the people that have none.

    1 hunned.

  • http://gooddoctorzeus.blogspot.com DocZeusX

    I was using “swag” ironically two years before it caught on so I was instantly annoyed when that shit actually became the word du jour for excusing rappers who can’t actually rap.

  • myspace.com/yeahirap

    I hate the word too many followers started using it out of nowhere,and that’s sauce.This girl told me she liked my swag I was not feeling the compliment told her she better never say that to me again.I can not stand the word frill. When I hear it I feel like punching someone in the face.

    Too many sheep but you already know what it was.

    Yeapp.

  • dan99

    “swag” is a whole bunch of BS, it’s all about skillz

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Capital E

    Honestly, I was just having this same conversation with one of my patnas the other day. Its cool to use the word- “Swag” or “Swagger”- but when did it become cool for a someone to announce to the whole world that he got “Swagger”. I feel, if you got “Swag” then people can tell off the back. Why do you have to make a song about your “Swagger” as if somebody tested your “Swaggness”(if that is even a word). That shit is lame as hell to me. I just these niggas would be themselves. Thats “Swag”!

    Capital

  • wells

    yeahirap are you retarded. and chery youre right but jesus, come a little stronger on your next try man

  • BX POSTER CHILD

    I THINK DAT WORD IS DUMB. I DONT EVEN USE IT NO MORE, CUZ NOW ITS USED 4 EVERYTHING. LOTTA ARTISTS THESE DAYS GOT NO LYRICS, BUT THEY GET BY CUZ OF THEIR SWAG?? WAT KINDA BULLSHIT IS DAT. IF U CANT RAP, THEN U CANT RAP. AND THE LADIES BE LOOKIN MORE AT SWAG THAN AT LOOKS LMAO. BUT ON THE REAL, SWAG REALLY GOTTA GO.

  • NEW MOVEMENT

    I SAY WE START A NEW MOVEMENT…….HOE ASS NIGGA. FUCK A SWAGGER, MOST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE HOE ASS NIGGAZ. AND IM OUT HOE ASS NIGGA

  • 7 V5A 7

    I get it now……Jackpot + Black Ice = Swag..Thanks!

  • j.calderon

    Yo Prince and Jolly Rench said it. This site is in a freefall. You guys are definitely not the Lakers of this online shit, maybe 2005-2006 Trailblazers at best.

    • akaTheRealist

      co-sign #2

  • PURPLE HULK

    NEWSFLASH
    THIS SAME BLOG HAS BEEN DONE NUMEROUS TIMES BY NUMEROUS BLOGGERS ON NUMEROUS BLOGS, EXCEPT THEY EXPRESSED THEYRE FRUSTRATION WITH THE OVERUSE OF THE WORD IN MUCH GREATER DETAIL.
    YOU SUCK ASS AT BLOGGING. YOU MAKE JAY SMOOTH LOOK LIKE A GREAT BLOGGER, THATS HOW WACK YOU ARE ON THE BLOGS.

  • FLIP

    this is the shittiest blog this site has ever seen

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    Maybe niggas should make somethin else up instead like “glow”. like in the last dragon remember that song “u got that glow”.i mean swag sounds like a niggas aura anyway . be like “that niggas got too much glow son ” or “niggas glow is blindin niggas yo”.lol

    • http://soundclick.com/sandmanproductionsus Sandman

      I’m an 80s baby so I think this is hilarious!!! I support this message!!!

  • http://www.akirathedon.com AK

    In the UK, “swag” means “lame”.

    Fitting, non?

  • monique r.

    MY DOUGIE

  • one shot deal

    Am I the only one that think its gay that when u ask someone why is someone their favorite rapper, then they say I like his swag? Seriously I hate people talking about swag all the time

  • Chad Biggz

    Awww mane! I hate when I miss blogs I wanna comment on. YES I HATE THE WORD “SWAG”. Its to overused. Everyone has swag. Its like when a kid learns how to say “No” and that’s all they say even when they mean yes. I predict swag will replace “Yo”. We will say it for no reason…well too late.

  • http://www.myspace.com/OfficialRySpace Ry

    Swagger Right – Check

  • http://swaggames.com Swag Games

    It better not go out of style.
    I am just starting a new games website called:
    Swag Games

  • i hate fads

    “swag” is a gay word…weve got to get these young ass followers out the game. once every kid hit adulthood they will realize. and the adults who try and hold on the this bullshit will be stuck in clubs till they 44 years old trying to keep up with myspace and and shit

  • http://soundclick.com/sandmanproductionsus Sandman

    “Swag” is one of those words that should not be used by a person to describe themselves. If you have “Swagger”, than it should be SOMEONE ELSE who uses the word to describe you. If you got it, you don’t have to announce it because it’s obvious. Feel me?

  • Stax Barz

    Aight so listen up…. Ya’ll niggas are complainin over straight hood slang. You think these rappers care about what you say? They have a huge fan base, and everything they say turns to gold if their fan base hears it. Dead this fucking blog, word up. And on that note, I used “Deuces” before Chris Brown made that song, and people are like “Listen up Chris”, my name isn’t Chris, but do I go and write a blog about it? My point stands at, who cares about our opinion? Certainly not the “In” crowd.

    And on that last note…. I have Swag, Style, Charisma, Personality, and my own Theme. They all can mean something similiar, so who cares how it’s said?

    Swagga Boi Stax Barz Out… Exit Stage Left

    • Anonymous

      Your the reason kids flunk out in Grammar.

  • Blahtz

    the word is such an insult to the english language just the way it rolls off the tongue, i cringe when i hear it, seriously shut the fuck up with that damn word the hip hop genre has been so satruated with so much bullshit the music has no meaning and is plain garbage lately and ITS ALL SWAG!or SWAGGER fuckin bullshit really…so that word should be retired and shot at point blank…and maybe hiphops image will be less of a joke with that atrocious word sucking the life out of its image

  • dub5tepah

    along with the words hater and legit swag is at the top 3 for me

  • darkcaesar

    SWAG SWAG SWAG BRUH DANG DANG YO GIRLFRIEND!!! LOL

    but seriously, swag is getting old!!!

  • NNN

    I hate the F*****G word so much that this word is not allowed to said in my house or my kids have to put a dollar in the jar if I hear it. The word is over used and mis-used. But the Sheep of America follow any stupid trend that any hot rapper says. If Jay-Z said he was fisherman all you idiots out there would say they were fishermen. Dumb followers!

  • shahz

    what annoys me is half the kids who use the word these days dont know what ‘swag’ actually is. its free stuff given away to promote a company or whatever. i never used the word, i hate how all these kids these day are using it like its the only word in their vocabulary

  • keshhhha

    once was unique, now is destroyed.. for all those wanna be famous kids out there, your to blame