If you like rap, you’ve probably heard the word “OG” before. The phrase has been around for a long, but it just lately appeared in statements like “he’s the OG” or “it was so OG” on the internet. What exactly does “OG” mean, where does it come from, and what does it even signify?
What Does OG Mean?
The most often accepted meaning of “OG” in Urban Dictionary says that it stands for “Original Gangster,” which is what the name was first used for. However, since that time, it has also been used to refer to anything or someone as merely “original,” that is, the first of its sort.
Did Ice-T Invent the Term OG?
Technically, he didn’t, so no. But he might be the first person that comes to mind when people use the phrase. The term “OG” (or “O.G.”) was first used in the early 1990s, around the time Ice-fourth T’s studio album, O.G. Original Gangster, was released in 1991. The album is still Ice-best-selling T’s work to date and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart.
OG Stands for Original Gangsters
The term “OG” refers for “original gangster,” as was stated above. Who were the genuine first-generation gangsters? Al Capone (also referred to as “Scarface”), Bugs Moran, Owney Madden, and other bootleggers and organised crime figures from the Prohibition era come to mind.
What about OG Kush?
‘OG’ is a phrase that may be used in a variety of contexts, therefore you might have also heard someone use it when referring to different marijuana strains. According to Wikileaf, the well-known strain OG Kush also gets its moniker from “Original Gangster” because of its “standing as an old-school building block strain.” But despite its notoriety, nobody knows for sure where it came from. According to some, it’s a hybrid of the reliable Chemdawg and a hardy Hindu Kush landrace. It’s also conceivable that OG Kush developed from unrecorded bag seed as a unique genotype of another strain already in existence.
The origin of its name along the California coast and even OverGrown.com, a now-defunct website that served as a resource for numerous marijuana growers have led to conflicting interpretations of the meaning of its name, with the ‘OG’ portion of its name sometimes being said to stand for ‘ocean grown. The strength of OG Kush is one thing that is beyond question; according to Wikileaf, it has consistently been measured to contain “between 20% and 25%” THC.
“OG” stands for “Original Gangster,” which is what the name was first used for. Since then, it has also been used to refer to anything or someone as merely “original”. Did Ice-T invent the term OG? Technically, he didn’t, but he might be the first person that comes to mind when people use the phrase. ‘OG’ is a phrase that may be used in a variety of contexts.
The well-known strain OG Kush also gets its moniker from “Original Gangster”. According to Wikileaf, it has consistently been measured to contain “between 20% and 25%” THC. The origin of its name along the California coast and even OverGrown.com have led to conflicting interpretations.