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Anyone know what this word means?

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#1 hoagie

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

Mamase mamasa mamakusa

Always wondered, as it aPpears in many popular songs...

#2 moed_over


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

I have no idea, but the Urban Dictionary has an amusing definition....

http://www.urbandict...mamasa mamakusa

mamasay mamasa mamakusa 31 up, 89 down
The black man's latest attempt to make white people feel stupid and unhip, the first two words are simply gibberish, and the third is a name for a Cameroonian dance. However it's only use is to the befuddlement of the white man, so that upon hearing the nonsensical phrase in the context of rap music, white people will immediately rush to urban dictionary to make some kind of sense of it.
You're my lies; you're my truth. You're my war; you're my truce. You're my questions; you're my proof. You're my stress, and you're my masseuse. Mamasay mamasa mamakusa. Kanye West "Lost in the World"

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

:lol: i thought it was like a magic spelll or something...


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:35 PM

"Probably most remembered is the chanted refrain "Mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-coo-sa", featured prominently during the song's final bridge. With regard to this chant, writer Mark Anthony Neal says: "The lyrics (utterings really) were taken directly from the music of Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango who broke into the American market in 1973 with his classic 'Soul Makossa'."