1

Need to quit the sipping syrup, 'fore you in the dirt

Remember that's why they said they got a day for Yams

As you can see it's from a rap song, and I can't find the meaning of 'to have a day for someone' execpt to have one's day. Can you please explain me what does it mean?

  • @cobaltduck, A$AP Yams is a rapper – Дмитрий Dec 28 '18 at 14:10
  • Accoring to this article, the meaning is to quit abusing codeine (syrup) before you are dead and buried (in the dirt) because that is how "they" claim A$AP Yams died. However, I have never heard "got a day for" used like this, it might be a vernacular term from Rap culture. – cobaltduck Dec 28 '18 at 14:52
2

"Having a day for" someone or something means a day of celebration or remembrance in honor of that person or thing, such as a birthday or holiday.

  • 1
    Except in this case, it seems the celebration was a funeral? – cobaltduck Dec 28 '18 at 14:57
  • 1
    I'm not clear that this is what the song means, but I don't really know the song. But anyway, it doesn't have to be a happy celebration; it can be a day of remembrance and honor as well. It just means the day's activities are dedicated to that person or concept. – Darth Pseudonym Dec 28 '18 at 15:06
  • @DarthPseudonym "'fore you in the dirt" means before you are buried, as in dead. Cobaltduck is right – Aethenosity Dec 28 '18 at 15:56
  • To be honest, I did not know either until I looked it up- see my comment on the question. And feel free to steal my link to enhance your answer, if you'd like. – cobaltduck Dec 28 '18 at 16:10

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.