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Jay Z Rapped He Invented Swag, But the Word's History May Surprise You

Swagger: It’s a word that’s been claimed by the hip-hop community, popping up in thousands of song lyrics in recent years. Despite rappers like Jay Z claiming they invented ‘swag,’ the word’s history may surprise you.

Fusion Live spoke to Lakshmi Gandhi who broke down the word’s origins for NPR’s Code Switch.

Jay Z Rapped He Invented Swag, But the Word's History May Surprise You

Swagger: It’s a word that’s been claimed by the hip-hop community, popping up in thousands of song lyrics in recent years. Despite rappers like Jay Z claiming they invented ‘swag,’ the word’s history may surprise you.

Fusion Live spoke to Lakshmi Gandhi who broke down the word’s origins for NPR’s Code Switch.

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