We don’t say hang out, we say crew up.
Produced by Cadence Weapon
Artwork by Jasper Baydala (http://eprodux.com) - http://i.imgur.com/InMmO.gif
Who created “Crew Up”? What’s the genesis of the phrase?
Cadence Weapon: It’s gotta be Adam Wilcox, Thom Gillies from TOPS or John Batt. Or, Phil Karneef, Karn. It’s gotta be one of those guys. It’s hard to tell who the outbreak monkey is for that.
And it just means, you’re gonna hang out before you go somewhere?
Cadence Weapon: It’s very open-ended – we use it for “let’s meet up now.” Or, “I heard he crewed up with that girl.”
Can you crew up solo?
Cadence Weapon: No, it always involves other people. You can’t crew with yourself.
Okay, I was debating this with somebody.
Cadence Weapon: I mean, you can be like “I’m gonna crew up with Chandler.”
But you can’t be like, “I’m gonna crew up with this Nabokov book?”
Cadence Weapon: No. But you can be like, “I’m gonna crew up a box of donuts.”
Ok that’s good to know. I’m glad you’re not putting limitations on the term.
Cadence Weapon: Oh no, no. You gotta let it… grow.