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References in Momma’s Boyz

Throughout Momma’s Boyz, references to pop culture and slang are used. Here is a list of a few terms that you might not know.

Tony Montana  

Main character in the 1983 film Scarface portrayed by Al Pacino 

Al Pacino in Scarface  Copyrighted by Universal Pictures

Al Pacino in Scarface
Copyrighted by Universal Pictures

Packing

Carrying a concealed gun

Clocking

Selling drugs

Madonna

American entertainment icon. Known for her songs “Vogue”, “Material Girl”,and many others.

Madonna in the 80s. Photo by Bill Lanphier (via Wikimedia Commons)

Madonna in the 80s. Photo by Bill Lanphier (via Wikimedia Commons)

Prince

American singer-songwriter who replaced his name with a symbol.

Prince at Coachella music festival. Photo by flickr user Scott Penner (provided by author under a creative commons license via flickr)

Prince at Coachella music festival. Photo by flickr user Scott Penner (provided by author under a creative commons license via flickr)

DeNiro 

Actor Robert DeNiro; has won 2 Oscars

Actor Robert DeNiro. Photo by Petr Novak (via Wikimedia Commons)

Actor Robert DeNiro. Photo by Petr Novak (via Wikimedia Commons)

“no quiero irme”

I don’t want to go

Soliloquy 

Literary device where a character speaks to himself or herself

Little Shop of Horrors

1980s musical about a man-eating plant named Audrey II

Malcom X 

African-American human rights activist

Malcolm X. Photo by Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection (via Wikimedia Commons)

Malcolm X. Photo by Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection (via Wikimedia Commons)

Donald Trump

American businessman famous for real estate and “The Apprentice”

Business mogul Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore (via Wikimedia Commons)

Business mogul Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore (via Wikimedia Commons)