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What are migos referencing to when they say 17-5 ?

ATLANTA –  Migos dropped the new video for “T-Shirt,” directed by the rap trio’s own Quavo.

For those who don’t know , “work” refers to drugs which his momma told him not sell drug. “Seventeen five” is a reference to cocaine prices. Buying a kilo for the low price of $17,500 implies that he is high up in the drug game. “Same color t-shirt” draws a connection between pure white cocaine and the white t-shirts that are popular with drug dealers.

‘ And you know I keep work
Seventeen five, same color t-shirt
 ‘

Originaly from ‘Im da man’ from diseased rapper Shawty Lo, Young jeezy was also refered himself as” Mr 17-5″ due to his legit connections with the BMF family.

” Mr 17-5, you n***as know the name ” from J.E.E.Z.Y By Young Jeezy.

Even chance the rapper is playing a major part in the virality of the video. Early yesterday he tweeted his enthousiasm around the visual quality of the production. that video is #oscarworthyneeds and also asked Quavo to direct a music video for one of his songs. Read the tweets below.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Curtis L Sessions

    06/25/2017 at 5:38 PM

    I got 17 5 I need a plug

  2. Some guy

    07/05/2017 at 9:13 PM

    Shawty Lo said that exact line in I’m da man

    • Shawn Jackson

      07/09/2017 at 5:46 AM

      it ain’t his best track, and he says it so off beat … however RIP Shawty Lo King in the A

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