They say thirty is the new twenty

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Evan Roman & Macklemore) – A Wake Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is a common phrase in pop culture referring to the advances in health and medicine that allow people to live longer and look much younger than their age. 30 is not considered to be as old as it was just a few decades ago.

Jay-Z has a song, 30 Something, that expresses this idea and has made the phrase popular in Hip Hop.

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