Rap Dictionary: Going “Hard in the Paint”

4 Aug

If you’ve ever heard Waka Flocka Flame’s hit song “Hard in the Paint,” you were probably pretty fucking confused. In context, it appears that Mr. Flame (born Juaquin Malphurs) intended this song to be the classic rap anthem.  He spends the majority of the tune explaining that he goes hard in the motherbleeping paint, and then goes on to say that he will “leave you stankin *****” It’s really quite hard to understand what he means by all this, so we hired some experts and did some research of our own to determine what exactly Waka is discussing in this intellectually stimulating masterpiece.

"Hi, I'm Waka Flocka Flame. It's a pleasure to meet you."

According to UrbanDictionary.com, there are a few potential meanings:

1) Hard in the paint: of dirty south origin, to go hard in the paint is to get crunk in your ride and just chill on the block.  For example, “We gonna go hard in the paint”

2) Hard in the paint: To approach a problem, obstacle, or challenge with supreme confidence of success through a committment to use all facilities available to one’s self to achieve a goal.  For example, “When we saw Dason had put on his best suit and matching Tag Heuer timepiece, we knew he was going hard in the paint to his job interview that afternoon.”

We had always been stuck on the notion that going “hard in the paint” simply meant becoming erect while inside a bucket of paint, but I guess we’ve been wrong on more than one occasion before.  Now that you know, check out the song here.


2 Responses to “Rap Dictionary: Going “Hard in the Paint””

  1. anonymous July 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Have you ever played basketball? Obviously not.


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