I'mma say ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa

from Childish Gambino – You See Me Lyrics on Rap Genius


This phrase originated in a song by a Cameroonian named Manu Dibango in 1972. It became popular when Michael Jackson used the same phrase in his song “Wanna Be Startin' Something” in 1982. Since then it was sampled in Jay-Z’s song “Face Off” in 1997, sang in Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music” in 2007, and sampled most recently in Kanye’s “Lost In The World” in 2010.

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