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saqdeez
07-08-2007, 10:46 AM
Did anyone see him flash a "sign" on his chest after he won the match? Don't know if thats gonna fly at wimbledon donald...

West Coast Ace
07-08-2007, 10:56 AM
Did anyone see him flash a "sign" on his chest after he won the match? Don't know if thats gonna fly at wimbledon donald...I don't think that was a gang sign - think it's just part of the 'hip-hop culture'.

And Wimbledon is WAY too PC to say anything - you may have noticed they caved in and are paying the women the same for less play (and quality)...

mellofelow
07-08-2007, 10:57 AM
It was a sign to all the marketing executives... "I'm da Man!!".

Unfortunately, they will all remember that rather than his win.

AgassiFan12
07-08-2007, 11:08 AM
I'm pretty sure Donald Young has no affilition to a gang...I don't know that the crips or the bloods take people that are part of USTA/ATP.

It is just a part of hip-hop culture. It means nothing and is nothing to be concerned about.

mellofelow
07-08-2007, 11:44 AM
Whatever it is, doesn't matter. The fact that we even question it is the issue. IMO, it just does not project a positive image.

sureshs
07-08-2007, 11:48 AM
I noticed it too, thought it was a religious thing of some sort, though it wasn't a cross.

The fact that we have this thread says volumes by itself. I am afraid Serena is becoming boring as a target, and fresh meat is needed.

Now someone will come and say it is all just a coincidence.

Mr.Federer
07-08-2007, 02:02 PM
What sign did he do? Video? Picture?

couch
07-08-2007, 03:31 PM
Whatever, he just won the Wimbledon Junior Title. Congratulations to Donald Young. Nice way to finish his last junior tournament.

Prod
07-08-2007, 05:22 PM
Looked like "The Shocker" to me.

jaded
07-08-2007, 05:33 PM
technically it's a gang sign, it's the same one snoop dogg is doing in this picture:

http://entimg.msn.com/i/gal/Xbox360_Launch_Party/SnoopDogg,_Caulf_6543681_600_400.jpg

snoop dogg is supposedly affiliated with (or formerly affiliated with) the rollin' 20's crips in los angeles.

chances are young just did it to be "cool" and isn't a gang member or anything like that.

Gatsby007
07-08-2007, 05:36 PM
Looked like "The Shocker" to me.

Ah, you are correct my young padowan learner/
This was certainly the "shocker"!!!!!!
One in the .........and 2 in the .............
kids these days :)

herosol
07-08-2007, 05:41 PM
yea. a gang affiliated tennis player

how cool would thatd be?

imagine. T.I. and 50 Cent. and all these hip hop artists start showing up at these Grand Slams.

thatd be the best. and half time show!
lol. yay!

zapvor
07-08-2007, 05:48 PM
Ah, you are correct my young padowan learner/
This was certainly the "shocker"!!!!!!
One in the .........and 2 in the .............
kids these days :)

lol the shoker is great.

127mph
07-08-2007, 07:47 PM
hes a crip

ShcMad
07-08-2007, 07:58 PM
lol the shoker is great.

lol i always thought that was the sign for "east coast"

thomas_m
07-08-2007, 08:16 PM
Fore those that don't savvy 'the shocker'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shocker_(hand_gesture)

AlpineCadet
07-16-2007, 09:14 AM
For all we know, his "hand gesture" could have been an insult, a gang sign, or even a thumbs up. This thread is pointless without pictures. :rolleyes:

Sup2Dresq
07-16-2007, 09:24 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070708/i/r1243677408.jpg?
Maybe Snoop was in the crowd?

Looks innocent enough unless he kept waving it around.

Craig Sheppard
07-16-2007, 09:27 AM
technically it's a gang sign, it's the same one snoop dogg is doing in this picture:

http://entimg.msn.com/i/gal/Xbox360_Launch_Party/SnoopDogg,_Caulf_6543681_600_400.jpg

snoop dogg is supposedly affiliated with (or formerly affiliated with) the rollin' 20's crips in los angeles.

chances are young just did it to be "cool" and isn't a gang member or anything like that.

That's not a "shocker" b/c his fingers are apart. That's the "West Coast" sign AFAIK.

babolat15
07-16-2007, 09:31 AM
who knows, not too smart for DY

MasturB
07-16-2007, 09:31 AM
LOL @ discussing the Shocker in this thread. ^_^

Pete Semper
07-16-2007, 09:34 AM
woa woa woa , rep ATP Crips ! lol !Thats funny as f... Another surburban kid lost in hip hop culture ! oh even Britney Spears and Tony Parker do flash signs...lol.

Rodditha
07-16-2007, 09:39 AM
Were's the pics of Donald's Young shocker ?

Sup2Dresq
07-16-2007, 09:42 AM
Were's the pics of Donald's Young shocker ?


http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070708/i/r1243677408.jpg?

sondraj
07-16-2007, 09:46 AM
You all read too much into to little.

Rodditha
07-16-2007, 09:46 AM
That was a shocker.
Is he from the West Coast ?

AlpineCadet
07-16-2007, 09:52 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070708/i/r1243677408.jpg?
Maybe Snoop was in the crowd?

Looks innocent enough unless he kept waving it around.
Now we're getting somewhere.

And I agree, DY is only 17 years old, give him a break, he's allowed to do silly things like "flash signs" ROFL.

War, Safin!
07-16-2007, 10:16 AM
Hip-Hop...gangs....hip-hop...gangs.....
What's the difference?

sondraj
07-16-2007, 10:18 AM
Hip-Hop...gangs....hip-hop...gangs.....
What's the difference?

Is this a serious question or is that answer already set in your mind because if it is, If I were you I would refrain from responding to this post

War, Safin!
07-16-2007, 10:21 AM
Is this a serious question or is that answer already set in your mind because if it is, If I were you I would refrain from responding to this post
You're right - I'm not even questioning it.
Hip-Hop and gang-culture are inextricably integrated.
Nothing more, nothing less.

If you dispute that, then your head is in the sand.

sondraj
07-16-2007, 10:34 AM
You're right - I'm not even questioning it.
Hip-Hop and gang-culture are inextricably integrated.
Nothing more, nothing less.

If you dispute that, then your head is in the sand.

tell me one thing you know about hip-hop

where did it originate

who did it originate with

one song that is considered hip-hop not rap

what is the difference with between hip-hop and rap

what exactly is hip-hop culture

when you answer these questions for me then I can ascertain your level of ignorance of this subject you have based an opinion around and properly educate you

thanx

War, Safin!
07-16-2007, 10:51 AM
1 - tell me one thing you know about hip-hop

2 - where did it originate

3 - who did it originate with

4 - one song that is considered hip-hop not rap

5 - what is the difference with between hip-hop and rap

6 - what exactly is hip-hop culture

when you answer these questions for me then I can ascertain your level of ignorance of this subject you have based an opinion around and properly educate you

thanx
1 - The SugarHill Gang were pretty good, weren't they?

2 - America. :D

3 - Americans. :D

4 - 'Rapper's Delight' ? :confused:

5 - Nothing. They both the same (ah-ha...thought you'd get me with a trick question, eh? ;) )

6 - It's a culture focussed on black gangs, gold chains, being homophobic, unable to articulate using the Queen's English, banging b!tches, more gangs, guns, more homophobia and more ho's.
Oh yeah, and stealing old black guys music from the 60s and 70s.

So - I pass.

War, Safin!
07-16-2007, 10:53 AM
Also, they say 'fcuk', a lot, too.

sondraj
07-16-2007, 11:06 AM
1 - The SugarHill Gang were pretty good, weren't they?

2 - America. :D

3 - Americans. :D

4 - 'Rapper's Delight' ? :confused:

5 - Nothing. They both the same (ah-ha...thought you'd get me with a trick question, eh? ;) )

6 - It's a culture focussed on black gangs, gold chains, being homophobic, unable to articulate using the Queen's English, banging b!tches, more gangs, guns, more homophobia and more ho's.
Oh yeah, and stealing old black guys music from the 60s and 70s.

So - I pass.

Exactly the answer I was expecting

2 and 3 - america, vague. New york. "The main historical eras of hip hop are the old school hip hop era (1970 to 1985), which spanned from the beginning of hip hop until its emergence into the mainstream, and the golden age hip hop era (1985 to 1993), which consolidated the sounds of the East Coast and the West Coast and transitioned into the modern era with the rise of gangsta rap and G-funk, created by the West Coast. The years after 1993 contain the hardcore hip hop, bling, and underground genres, which largely define the modern era. Hip hop began in The Bronx, a borough in New York City, when DJs began isolating the percussion break from funk and disco songs."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_hop_music#History

Elements of Hip- hop

Beatboxing, break dancing, Dance, Graffiti, language, street fashion = equal hip hop as a culture

Rap= equals one element of popular music in hip-hop culture for right now


Two hip hop rappers who don't rap about "black gangs, gold chains, being homophobic, unable to articulate using the Queen's English, banging b!tches, more gangs, guns, more homophobia and more ho's.
Oh yeah, and stealing old black guys music from the 60s and 70s." that I fancy are Common and Nas

maybe you should limewire some of their music

So if you want me to go deeper and breakdown the hip-hop culture more relevantly for you let me know

oh and the English do a pretty good job of being unarticulated themselves with their queens English.

It's called slang, every nation, culture and country has it even the queens .

War, Safin!
07-16-2007, 11:08 AM
The SugarHill Gang?

sondraj
07-16-2007, 11:17 AM
The SugarHill Gang?

what are you questioning exactly :confused:

War, Safin!
07-16-2007, 11:25 AM
what are you questioning exactly :confused:
'Rapper' Delight' - I bought it the year it came out - 1979 - on 12" vinyl, I'll have you know, you young whipper-snapper!
"I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop
the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat"

sondraj
07-16-2007, 11:34 AM
'Rapper' Delight' - I bought it the year it came out - 1979 - on 12" vinyl, I'll have you know, you young whipper-snapper!
"I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop
the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat"

That's well and fine but to assume that all elements of a culture are bad because you don't fancy one element of it is well like saying Italian culture has gone to s*** because Italian culture also includes the mafia. ;)

giver deaner
07-16-2007, 07:23 PM
Hey man I read that link! good stuff , I think we should devote an entire section to who we'd like to give the shocker to.
I'll go first , Ivanovic

Rodditha
07-16-2007, 07:25 PM
What's Ivanovic's shocker ?

35ft6
07-16-2007, 07:49 PM
You're right - I'm not even questioning it.
Hip-Hop and gang-culture are inextricably integrated.
Nothing more, nothing less. Not true. Wait, let me guess, you're an open minded white guy who has legitimate grievances with the vulgarity of black culture? There's a difference between hip-hop and rap and gangster rap.

Probably derived from gang life, but I seriously doubt Donald Young is endorsing or in any way is affiliated with a real gang. Just another example of how trends start one place (in this example, gangs) and end up appearing in a watered down form someplace else, just ask the white kids doing the crip walk dance at a graduation party.

herosol
07-16-2007, 09:10 PM
he's the geekiest looking African American to even be considered related to a gang.

im not saying he's a bad player, but he obviously isn't someone you would stereotype as a thug or what not.

AJK1
07-16-2007, 09:40 PM
The gangs probably put a contract out on him when he did that!
What a geek!