Breaking Down The Term ‘Baller-In-Chief’

On January 25, 2009, in Articles, Humor, by Baller-in-Chief

Just in case you are not familiar with the concept of Baller-in-Chief, let me break it down for ya.

By Claude Johnson

Just in case you are not familiar with the concept of Baller-in-Chief, let me break it down for ya.

This, from Wikipedia:

A commander-in-chief is the commander of a nation’s military forces or significant element of those forces. In the latter case, the force element may be defined as those forces within a particular region or those forces which are associated by function. As a practical term it refers to the military competencies that reside in a nation-state’s executive, head of state or government. Often, a given country’s commander-in-chief need not be or have been a commissioned officer or even a veteran, and it is by this legal statute that civilian control of the military is realized in states where it is constitutionally required.

From the Urban Dictionary:

Baller

(Noun)
1. One who exhibits a consistent proficiency at-, or exuberant love for the game of basketball.
2. One whose person has been fully and successfully established in numerous social circles (esp. one who is extremely popular with both the male and female members of any given social group)
3. One whose status in society has been earned by one’s possession of “game” (that is, proficiency at the game of life)

In hip hop culture, the term “baller” was immortalized by rappers Lil’ Troy and crew here:

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And by Skee-Lo here:

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The actual original Skee-Lo “I Wish” music video is worth seeing here.

Other more recent odes to baller-dom include “I’m A Balla” by Lil’ Flip, “I’m a Baller” by Chamillionaire, “I’m Still A Baller” by Yungstar and friends, “Baller of the Year” by E.S.G., “I’m a Baller Yo” by the Rich Boyz, “Mr. Baller” by Rasheeda & Danah Lewis, “Big Baller” by Mack 10 … this just goes on and on and on. (My advice, stick with the first two I mentioned.)

Now, combine all that, mix it up, heat it up, mash it up, and you get the easily understood soon-to-be ubiquitous new term Baller-in-Chief.

3 Responses to “Breaking Down The Term ‘Baller-In-Chief’”

  1. Marcia Renee says:

    I like that Claude.
    “Mix it up, heat it up, mash it up, and you get the easily understood soon-to-be ubiquitous new term Baller-in-Chief”.

    Really expands what YOU mean when you describe Obama as “Baller- in- Chief”. Thanks for enlightening us! It does change and broaden my perspective of your site and logo. Up to now, I just thought of the sports aspect, our President,who is also a skilled basketball player. What an awesome compliment to our new Commander in Chief, the Baller-in-Chief.

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