So then I washed off the soap and brushed the gold teeth

from Doug E Fresh (Ft. Slick Rick) – La Di Da Di Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Grills are associated more with the Dirty South these days but the trend started in the East. Slick Rick was one of the very first rappers to rock gold teeth, closely followed by Just Ice.

Like furry Kangols, gold teeth were popular with Jamaican reggae artists around that time. Slick Rick and Just Ice both have Jamaican parents. Coincidence?

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