If you listened to any radio-friendly rappers this year, chances are you were bombarded with the phrase “swagger.” In 2008, artists big and small were using it to bolster their rapping style or to describe their keen fashion sense. A rapper without swagger was a rapper with no appeal. With that said, Styles P wasn’t exactly fond of the trendy word heard everywhere.
“What did I hate about ‘08? The abuse of the fucking word ‘swagger,’" Styles P confessed to XXLmag.com. Amazed by the use of the slang term, he continued, “I don’t fucking know when so many people starting using this word… Jesus Christ! Just let it go a little bit. Lean off of it a little bit.”
To be clear, Styles P made sure he wasn’t stepping on anyone toes by stating, “I mean, ain’t nothing wrong with having style, swag and all of that.” However, SP did give his own opinion on how he perceives the trend, which highlights a rappers appearance more than their skill on the mic. “I think all the guys are starting to be so focused on the look and the way they are so much, that it almost make them like girls.”