Nobody Disses Me
Rodney O & Joe Cooley
“Nobody Disses me” by Rodney O. & Cooley from the 1995 compilation album, Everlasting Hits
I remember back when I was in junior high, around ‘84/'85ish, the word “diss” had entered our lexicon, mostly thanks to hip-hop songs like the one above. So we began to sprinkle it into our conversations but because it was new to us, some of us hadn’t quite figured out how to do so correctly. For example, one friend of mine thought that the word was “disk,” like you know, a floppy, I guess. We all knew that it was short for “disrespect” so I’m not quite sure how he got to that but hey, whatever. This friend had gotten into an argument with his dad and was kicked out of his house, and whenever he’d tell someone about it, he would solemnly say, “Man, my dad keeps disking me. Just straight disking, man.”
Which I find hilarious, still to this day. Not the getting 13-year-old getting physically thrown out of his house by his own father part, just the repeated, straight-faced use of “disking” part.
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