Help me with these Rap terminologies.

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Okay I am Indian, not the red Indian Indian, but from the country India, and I am new to rap. Here I go around forums and have come across these terms that I don’t understand.

SHIT: It is used for really good songs. But doesn’t SHIT mean crap? Kind of contradictory.
ILL/SICK: Again used for good rappers/rhymes. But how could being sick/ill mean good or taken as compliment. I get freakin ill, hell it is not good.

SWAG: Okay, probably one of the most used word in rap. What does it mean? I know yall have SWAG, but what is it like, having a the swag??

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faggot=you

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@Bviley I see you got the swag. Keep working on it, you’ll get better!

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yea probably

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@Bviley Dude you downvoted me twice. That should go well with your Swagger. Keep working

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@The_Midget
Why would you link to a website filled with young lonely teens who hate on the term?

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American English has a lot of words that can be used as just placeholder words.

“Shit” is just like saying “stuff” in the context of “my shit is better than all yours."
You can also say that something is "the shit,” which means it’s awesome.
Just don’t go saying it in casual conversation with someone you don’t know, it’ll probably come off as rude.

“Sick” works pretty much the same way, just saying that something is awesome. Just any other slang.

Swag is like the overall aura about someone; if you would say someone looks “cool”, they have swag.

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lol I know that feel (am Indian too), I understood the context as I listened to more rap. And you’re on RG man, reading the annotations will clear up the confusion most times.
@Leverag is on point tho

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@Nimpeo Because I have swag

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@Bviley Another downvote: Now you increase your level. You are a register SFAG. Congrats. Keep on filling that SFAG meter.

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@AdiSam mud freelancer?

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