I've been listening to trap music lately and I came across Gucci Mane's "Bussin' juugs". There is a lot of slang in the lyrics of trap music and given that I'm not a native speaker I didn't understand the title of the song.

Googling I've found that "juug" is "profiting from ilegal activities". What is the meaning of that expression then? Being too busy from getting profit from ilegal activities?

  • From urban dictionary - bussin - to look real cute or have a nice body, jugs - a woman's breasts. Especially when large and shapely. But they also have juug Act of profiting off illegal or legal activities. Involves scheming, lying or tricking other party for a larger financial gain Jan 21, 2016 at 17:38
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because I think song lyrics are off topic Jan 21, 2016 at 17:38
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    I think the phrase "bussin' juugs" is being used literally here (not poetically, as @Matt's examples are). It's meaning is compositional on its constituents, "bussin" and "juugs." It's thus a question of what these individual slang words mean, a valid one about usage.
    – DyingIsFun
    Jan 21, 2016 at 18:10
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    @FumbleFingers I believe song lyrics interpretation is on topic at musicfans.stackexchange.com if someone wants to migrate it. With that said, this is really a question about slang terminology, not lyrics interpretation. Jan 21, 2016 at 18:37
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    I agree with Chris Sunami and Adolfo that, on the face of it, the question is about a slang phrase. It may be that the phrase is "literary or poetical"—that is, juxtaposed as a matter of art and not a phrase that would be found in everyday discourse in the real world; but my presumption for so short a phrase is that it means something simple and definite, and is either a set phrase or two slang terms that might very well be used consecutively in real-world English speech. Questions about the meaning of such terms are clearly on topic, if questions about slang are.
    – Sven Yargs
    Jan 21, 2016 at 20:35

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bussin should be interpreted as busting (it's written as "bustin" on Gucci Mane's t-shirt in the official video of the song).

juugs is also sometimes spelled joogs. I believe it derives from the word "drug". As a noun, it seems to mean something like a small-time drug dealer, or the act of selling a small quantity of drugs. It can also be used as a verb which means to engage in the activities of a small-time drug dealer (for example, when Gucci says "I juug so good").

It is used in all of these ways in the song:

  • You're just another juug [small-time dealer].
  • I juug [sell small quantities of drugs] so good.
  • When I came back to the city bussin juugs [committing small-time drug deals]

In the song, Gucci Mane seems to be describing his life as a small-time drug dealer. In the chorus, his girlfriend says to him that he's "just another damn juug," to which Gucci responds that he's more like a plug, a higher-up drug dealer or supplier.

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