"You know, the dab has been around for a few years, to be honest," Mike confided, racking his brain for any memories of the dab, pre-Migos. "It's possible someone just did it, and they picked it up, not even thinking about the origin of it."
This is an interesting possibility. Can the dudes who once literally rapped "My bitch got the dope in her panties," not realize the dance they do every 30 seconds is directly tied to marijuana? I suppose it's possible. For now, I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt. If the Migos and their crew are unaware of the translation, and no one really associates it with drugs anymore, then does it even really matter where, when, and how the original term was born, if it has taken on a new meaning?
I'm not sure if I'm still riding the high from binging Making a Murderer, but one thing is for sure: something here doesn't fully add up. Though, we may never uncover the real truth -- and let's be honest, the dab will probably fade back into anonymity as soon as Carolina gets bounced out of the playoffs, as all fads do eventually.