My jive's origin is unknown like the Jubas

from Jeru the Damaja – Come Clean Lyrics on Rap Genius


Jive is used to mean “ebonics,” or the characteristically black way of speaking. Jeru’s diction is unprecedented.

Another reference to black heritage is Juba, a lively dance done by plantation slaves. At the time this dance would have been unknown, as black culture was more or else completely ignored by the Western World during the age of slavery.

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