Jay-Z, Zora Neale Hurston, and Rap Genius: African American Expressive Culture and “Swag”

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[By Kenton Rambsy] ***Help Me Annotate on RapGenius. Read Post to find out how*** In “Public Service Announcement” Jay-Z raps, “Check out my hat yo, peep the way I wear it/Check out my swag’ yo, I walk like a ballplayer.” Jay-Z’s reference to “Swag” has deeper cultural roots for African Americans. Even though the word “swag” has been made wildly popular by rappers in recent […]