Examples of slime
Examples of slime
Where does slime come from?
The slang term slime–not to be confused with the green goop from 1990s Nickelodeon–was popularized in 2010 by rapper Vado, and it’s used in the same way you might use bro, mate, or homie.
Vado is a big fan of the word: He has used it in the title of five albums and throughout his lyrics. On his 2010 debut album Slime Flu, Vado used slime in the song “Snapped” to refer to his friends: “Light a 50, sit back in the cranberry 550 / My slimes with me, this chick money hungry just like Whitley.”
Vado credits, however, fellow New York rapper N.O.R.E. as the originator of the slang. Why slime? It appears just to be an idiosyncrasy, although it does follow in the tradition of negative words becoming positive in slang (cf. bad, sick, ill, wicked).
Sure enough, N.O.R.E. used slime in the title of two songs in his 2002 album God’s Favorite. In those songs, N.O.R.E. used the word as a friendly term when talking to a friend. Specifically, N.O.R.E. calls rapper Nas slime in “Hit Me Slime,” which would technically make Nas the original slime, as this was the first use of slime in any of N.O.R.E’s albums.
N.O.R.E. also often uses slime on his social media channels and has stated that he is the inventor of the slang.
@FRANKIEPIFF slime again that's my slang buddy!!!
— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) December 4, 2009
Alot of niggas using the word slime y'all funny just pay respect were respect due
Niggas swagga jacking me crazy got love for y'all tho pow
— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) January 13, 2010
Who uses slime?
N.O.R.E. still remains a fan of his own slang.
445 la time no sleep slime
— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) January 13, 2018
Other rappers have also adopted slime in the 2000s, including, outside Vado, Young Thug, who has used it in the title of albums (Slime Language) and mixtapes (Slime Season). Drake has also used slime, further helping to popularize the slang.
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) December 1, 2013
The non-rappers among us also use the word when giving shoutouts to our slimes.
One with my slime 🐍💕 pic.twitter.com/1lV85kxoP9
— mario (@jelly_mario) December 3, 2018
that’s my woadie, that’s my slime 🐍 pic.twitter.com/vK2KlKWXVt
— 888🧘🏽♂️ (@_JWoods8) November 26, 2018