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    Default Took'em to church

    I've heard that line in a couple of rap songs. Does anyone know what it means?

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    Default Re: Took'em to church

    I don't know, but UrbanDictionary suggests it could mean a strip club:
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...=church&page=2
    As another possibility, could it mean kill them as church would be the place for the funeral? (Just guessing)
    Can you give us a few more lines?

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    Default Re: Took'em to church

    Thanks.
    I can only think of two songs right now but I'm sure there are more.

    This is twenty percent skill
    Eighty percent beer
    Be one hundred percent clear, 'cause Ryu is ill
    Who would`ve thought that he`d be the one to set the west in flames
    Then I heard him wreckin with The Crystal Method, "The Name Of The Game"
    Came back dropped Megadef, took 'em to church
    I like bleach man, Ryu had the stupidest verse
    This dude is the truth, now everybody givin him guest spots
    His stock`s through the roof I heard he fuckin with S-Dot!
    That's from a song called Remember The Name by Fort Minor

    I also found "Take'em to church" in "Never Let Me Down" by Kanye West. But it's between to verses in that song and doesn't seem to belong to either.

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    Default Re: Took'em to church

    I'm afraid the lyrics make me feel very old- I've read through the whole thing online and am none the wiser. It's generally boasting, but I can't get a specific sense out of it.

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    Re: the Kanye West song. The phrase "Take 'em to church" means to play an instrument, sing a song, etc. in a fashion similar to or reminiscent of the way it is done in many african american churches (especially those of Protestant lineage i.e. Baptist, Pentecostal, Holiness). Hope this helps!

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    Default Re: Took'em to church

    Thanks a lot for that, Sc0rpi001.

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