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Joell Ortiz Breaks Down Yaowa (Video)

blame it on Shake April 21, 2010

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Mr. Ortiz breaks down the infamous Yaowa saying. Look for the Yaowa mixtape with DJ Green Lantern & Don Cannon this June. Video by HotMopFilms.

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  • StReTcH!

    yea he said this in a verse a while back i remember catchin it

  • boss

    Wow, and I thought it was just some random sound he thought sounded cool, or it was some kung-fu shit.

  • boss

    they spelled you’re wrong.

  • graf

    i saw a documentary recently and Yaowa is a Latin Kings reference also.

  • illWill

    ^lies

    its from one of his drunk friends, stumbling trying to say “yo wait!”

    but dude was mad tipsy and it came out Yaowa!

    truestory

  • Hoe

    Whats up with rappers and always saying they’re aliens? Why can’t they just be normal people that now how rap well?

  • Virginia_Rhymer

    one of the gayest catchphrases ever. never liked joell ortiz anyway

  • Ringer

    ‘corny like 09 rappers claiming another planet.’

  • London

    lol ahhh the latin teddy rukspin with his words of wisdom. YAOWA!!!!!

  • George Clooney

    I think the origin of this ridiculously stupid catchphrase is probably among the less important things I could learn about today. I’m just on my way to a music business seminar with Suge Knight, anyway.

  • George Clooney

    I’d rather hear Ortiz tell us how he gets his voice to sound like he’s shrinking whenever he raps.

  • lol yaowa tape.

  • Boomerang Slang

    yaowa was jus a random phrase, he came up with the meaning after the fact

  • @Boomerang Slang

    lol…I was just about to say the same thing…

  • Buck

    wow. all hate in this bitch. i laughed at this shit. and joell is nice as hell. truth.

  • WeezyFBaby

    YOU’RE**

  • olugbam

    Yeah. This is a Backronym.

  • yaowa was jus a random phrase, he came up with the meaning after the fact +1

  • ciroc obama

    wow. all hate in this bitch. i laughed at this shit. and joell is nice as hell. truth. +1

  • Boomerang Slang

    Im not hatin, I like Joell
    I jus think he came up wit that acronym last night when he was high or somethin lol

  • Ringer

    yeah joell is nasty. i just think the “yaowa” was cooler when i didn’t know what it meant.

  • ko

    i think that he probably thought of the alien thing much later in his career and at first he just used that “word” as his catchphrase. but he said in one of his songs, “yaowa, you’re actually one world away, i came here to play, i wasn’t supposed to stay, but i’m fascinated by this music shit you guys display” or something like that so he has been using that in his head for a while evidently.

  • tl

    Joell Ortiz got that “yaowa” shit from Snoop (The Wire)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJLzdp5ILXU#t=2m38s

  • squijee

    he explains the meaning in this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn6en1L6rUI

  • Andrew

    i asked him what it meant at rock the bells in the summer and he said it didnt mean anything just like what’s up or something meaningless like that

  • mmkayy

    YAOWAAAAAAAA muthafckers

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    Its Dope To The Highest Extent:Ill Valley Hi- Gang Starr Tibute
    :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shgt4Ck2Psw

  • YOU’RE not YOUR

  • Epic

    Good to know. :D

  • YoungCosby

    He’s a rapper, not a English teacher ;-)

  • choznwan

    Yaowa is an acronym for you are one world away