By Xavier Muhammad
Rapper Charles “C-Dogg” Turner knows what he’s sayin’
(ATLANTA) Rapper Charles “C-Dogg” Turner broke his own record last night by saying ‘you know’ and ‘know what I’m sayin?’ 232 times in a 25-minute interview. Even he was impressed with his repetitive verbiage.
“I didn’t even, you know, you know, know I was close, know what I’m sayin?’” said Turner after being informed of the new mark. “Last, you know, time I did it, you know, I wasn’t even, you know, trying. I wasn’t, like you know, this time either but it, know what I’m saying, just came out of me.”
The interviewer, Keith Chappelle of Vibe magazine, said five minutes into the session he could sense Turner was onto something special.
“I started egging him on,” Chappelle said. “I started asking him to tell me things that he knew. Then I would look confused, like I didn’t know what he was saying. But after a while, I didn’t even have to do that.”
At one point, Chappelle asked Turner if he understood the Pythagorean Theorem, an equation used in geometry to determine distance between two points. Turner gave this remarkable answer: ‘You know, um, you know, it’s like, know what I’m saying, you know, I think, you know, it’s like with math and, you know, um the equality of, you know, sides and a, you know, squared, plus, like, you know, b and, know what I’m saying, squared, equaling, you know, c, like you know, squared, you know?”
The rapper “was on a roll then,” said Chappelle. “I knew he had it.”
Turner has held the record since a fabled July 2004 interview with The Source. There he used the two phrases 198 times in a 21-minute interview, shattering a 10-year-old record held by rock singer Courtney Love.
“I didn’t think Love’s diatribe would ever be broken,” said Clyde Hammerschmidt, spokesman for the Guiness Book of World Records. “It just shows what you can do if you are completely determined and relatively illiterate.”
Turner, whose next album comes out in June, says he has bigger dreams.
“My vocabulary, you know, ain’t that big, know what I’m sayin’? I think I can, you know, say it a whole bunch more times and, you know, know what I’m sayin’ put it out in, you know, outer space,” Turner said. “Know what I’m sayin’?”
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