we want all the smoke
[wee wont awl th uh smohk]
What does we want all the smoke mean?
We want all the smoke is a hip-hop phrase used by a member of a group to signal they are ready to battle.
It originally referred to gun battles but is now used of friendlier challenges.
Examples of we want all the smoke
Where does we want all the smoke come from?
The phrase we want all the smoke first appears in the June 2017 song “All the Smoke” by hip-hop artist 21 Savage. The smoke in the phrase refers to gun smoke. 21 Savage uses the phrase to refer to shooting people with an AK-47 rifle:
Watch me whip a O, watch me whip a O (21, 21)
We want all the smoke, we want all the smoke (21, 21)
D-R-A-C-O, D-R-A-C-O (Draco, Draco)
Shoot ’em in the face, shoot ’em in the nose (21, 21)
In October 2017, rappers Future and Young Thug would release their song “All Da Smoke,” which again references gun violence. After the release of these songs, professional athletes began using we want all the smoke to instigate taunts and challenges to their opponents.
We want all the smoke! pic.twitter.com/t0Hz5blbR2
— Kavon Frazier (@Kay_BlackSimba) November 12, 2017
We want all the smoke …
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) October 21, 2017
9-4 we want all the smoke….. pic.twitter.com/6NAjFAwLPK
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) December 11, 2017
Who uses we want all the smoke?
Thanks to athletes using the phrase in trash talk, we want all the smoke is most often used to mean your team is ready to take on any challenger. It is the same as saying “Bring it on!”
The team is to blame. We want all the smoke. We don’t run from competition, we run towards it. https://t.co/J7BXZxKQLa
— Blake Antzoulatos (@blakeantzoulato) May 16, 2018
— Nethaneel M-B (@NethaneelMB) February 24, 2018
WE WANT ALL DA SMOKE. It started on Instagram, now John Wall is talking trash to Drake to his face.
— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) April 14, 2018
— #35Cheer❤️ (@_35Cheerleaders) August 2, 2018
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