Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 09:12:55 -0600
From: "Emerson, Jessie J" jjemerso[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]INGR.COM
Subject: Re: "it's all good"
The phrase "from the git-go" (get-go?) has been around far longer than
hip-hop or rap, if that was the implication from Margaret's message.
The phrase means "from the beginning" and has been used in the South for
a number of years. I don't know about the origins, and it certainly
could've originated from the African American community here decades
Margaret Lee wrote:
As with much slang that eventually enters mainstream usage, "It's all
good" originated in the African American community about four years
essentially a product of hip-hop/rap culture. That and "my bad,"
"dis," hood," "git-go," "squat," and many other expressions underscore
long rich tradition of the linguistic creativity of African Americans.