This Is What “Dub” Means In Atlanta
In the first episode of The Slang Show, OG Maco explains his favorite hometown slang.
Video Sam Balaban, Scott Perry, Rob Semmer
November 19, 2015
It may not be self-evident but "dub" is an all-purpose word. According to slang scholar OG Maco, it's a noun, a pronoun, an adjective, and, on certain occasions, even a verb. On a recent visit to The FADER's offices, the Atlanta, Georgia rapper broke down the etymology of "dub," tracing its origins to the New York area and its eventual adoption by people in his home city. "It originated in New York but y'all never heard about that, so we went ahead and took that," he said. Watch the first episode of The Slang Show to find out what "dub" means, and stay tuned to The FADER for more on your favorite artists' favorite colloquialisms.