The Brief: Here's a run-down on DJ Mustard and Migos's collaboration, "Pure Water."
Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff of Migos collaborated with DJ Mustard for a new hit single, “Pure Water.” This hip hop tune is fast-moving, positive, and catchy. The title seems to be a reference to “ice” and “drip.” See below for definitions of these terms and others from the song.
Slang Terms In Pure Water:
Several slang terms are used throughout the song in reference to pop culture, wealth, luxury lifestyle, recreational drug use, and dating.
- Drip – as if something is dripping in luxury and cool.
- Ice – diamonds.
- Ice Chain – a chain encrusted with diamonds.
- Bag – usually a reference to a sum of money.
- Skrrt – one of Migos’s favorite sound effects this onomatopoeia mimics the sound of tires screeching or a car drifting.
- Brick – can refer to a brick-shaped bundle of cash or drugs.
- THOT – an abbreviation for “that hoe over there” is a pejorative for a sexually promiscuous woman.
- Rari – a Ferrari.
- Backwoods – a popular brand of cigar to roll blunts with.
- Snake – someone to keep an eye out for.
Pop culture references in the song included a mention of the racecar driver Ricky Bobby from the movie Talladega Nights: “In the lobby with a brick, I’m Ricky Bobby with your b*tch.” There were several sports metaphors and references as well, including references to slam dunks.