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“I done [past verb]” or “I done [present verb]” grammar

So I came across these two weird sentences in some Hip-hop songs and I couldn't figure out in any way that what grammar they're following and the meanings were also really confusing for me. The first ...
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Why did they use “didn't XXX nobody” rather than “anybody”?

https://newsday.co.tt/2018/11/29/suspect-i-didnt-kill-nobody/ Suspect: ‘I didn’t kill nobody’
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How to use a question “What are you”? [duplicate]

I was looking through some English books and I found that in a dialogue one person ask another "What are you?" And answer was "I'm policeman." I first time saw this way to ask about ...
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Why do people sometimes use BE instead of Am/Is/Are?

For example, In the lyrics of the "Pumped Up Kicks" song you can see this: "He be coming home late, he is coming home late" I assume that "he be coming home late" has the same meaning as "He comes ...
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The grammar structure “love someone something”

It was in Crash Course US history. It is at 3 minute and 26 second. Here it goes: Interestingly King James hated smoking. He called it "a custom loathsome to the eye and hateful to the nose", but ...
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(went vs. gone) deep enough

I wrote: I recognized issues that America's civilization has not went deep enough to them yet. One of the online grammar assistant tools suggests changing my sentence to "has not gone". Is my ...