8 Non-Hip Hop Professionals Try To Decipher Young Thug’s Hook On “Lifestyle”

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When we first heard Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle” (specifically Young Thug’s part), we had to rock out for a second. But after a couple of spins, we spazzed the same way Tracee Ellis Ross did.

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Oh, I'm not sure about these lyrics…@thuggerthugger1 and @richhomiequan! #Lifestyle #ymcmb #TMurda #RichGang

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I finally understand what the lil homie's are sayin…

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Now Google would have been the obvious solution to our problems but VIBE decided to consult eight professionals from respectable fields outside of the hip hop industry to decipher the alt-rap tongues of Thugga. Stipulations: listen to the song once and DO NOT reference the Internet for help. We scored them too. Trust, results will vary.

THE REAL LYRICS: “I’ve done did a lot of shit just to live this here lifestyle We came straight from the bottom to the top, my lifestyle Nigga livin’ life like a volcano and this is only beginnin’ I’m on the top of the mountain, puffin’ on clouds and niggas still beginnin'”

AN ACCOUNTANT SAID: “did a lot of shit just for a lil diss hear lifestyle // cant escape from the bottom to the top my lifestyle // asdfasdfimaretardimaretardasdfasdf (incoherent) this is only the beginning // i’m on top of the mountain puffin on clouds & niggas still beginning” Score: 3/4
AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER SAID: “sdjlkajl asldkjs lk alkdj, this is only the beginning I’m on the top of the mountain puffin on clouds & niggas still beginning” Score: 2/4 AN OPERATIONS ASSISTANT FOR ALEXANDER WANG SAID: “I have no idea what he’s saying. My brain hurts. “blah blah leema killa mmmmmMm LIFESTYLE.” That’s all I got.” Score: 1/4 A GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGNER SAID: -The “opening credits” aren’t off to a good/audible start with director, Be El Be -“It it look like… a pecan… all this in a cannon…” -“I’m on the top of a mountain puffin on clouds… niggas stay pecanin” (At this point, I’m no longer sure what’s the chorus and I get really overwhelmed like I’m in a foreign airport) Score: 1/4 AN APPLE RETAIL STORE MANAGER SAID: “i did a lot of shit just to live this here life style, cant escape from the bottom to the top my lifestyle‚Ķ.aofhdjbsfgjgkfdbg beggining, top of the mountain puffin on niggas” Score: 3/4 AN NYU MEDICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE SAID: Did a lot of shit just to live diss here lifestyleeee Can’t escape from the bottom to the top my lifestyle asdlfkajsfkdja beginninggggg I’m on the top of the mountain puffin on cloudy niggas still beginninggg” Score: 2/4 A COMMONGROUNDS MARKETING OFFICE ASSISTANT SAID: I done did a lot of shit just to live this here lifestyle Came straight from the bottom to the top, my lifestyle Cuz i’m living life like a beginner because this is only the beginning I’m on the top of the mountain puffing on cloudy niggas still beginning Score: 3/4 A PARALEGAL SAID: I done did a lot of shit just to live this here life style We done came straight from the bottom to the top my lifestyle We living life like a beginner this only the beginning I’m on top of the mountain puffing on cloud and ni**** still beginning I have no idea what this kid is saying?? Score: 3/4 VERDICT: No one was going to get that “volcano” line right. No one. While Rich Gang could have splurged on a lyric video, we’re cool with our own interpretations. Rap on, Thug.