Jahman Hill – “Cash Me Ousside”


When the white girl says,
“Cash me ousside, how bout dat?” What she’s trying to say is,
“Catch me outside. How about that?” She’s trying to say is
if you have problem with me, we can proceed to exiting this facility
under the premise that once we have proceeded
to the open air, the rules, will no longer be the same. In fact, it is highly probable to surmise
that beyond these four walls, outside to be exact,
the rules no longer exist. Allowing for us to engage in activities
of which I can best describe as knucking if you are in fact bucking, after
taking all of this into consideration, how much you’d be disposed
to my proposition. When a white girl says,
“Cash me ousside. How about dat,” she’s dropping hard consonants
in order to sound harder, to sound tougher. She’s creating a caricature
of black identity, built on negative stereotypes, and in her whiteness is reinforcing
my blackness when she says, “Cash me ousside, how about dat,” what she means is her whiteness
is fragile, her whiteness is fragile, her whiteness is just as fragile
as my masculinity. What I mean is, I can relate. I too have requested conference
in an outdoor location, followed by an inquiry of their thoughts
on my proposal in order to prove my manhood. I too have lashed out in fear
of being broken, in fear of being seen as less
than a man to them white boys. Y’all, I know what it’s like
to be the bully, to mistake violence for a safe space, to try and turn my body into Tom Brady, my target into Randy Moss
and make football out of these hands. The funny thing is,
I’ve only been in like two fights both of which I lost. In fact, if one more to “cash me ousside,” I will recommend that we reconvene
at an indoor location at a later date, under the supervision
of some administrative or authoritative figure. Basically, these hands ain’t as powerful
as this mouth. And I thought I could build a castle
out of dropped hard consonants in shards from my mother’s glass ceilings
projecting the man that I thought I was supposed to be
but I was wrong. So, when the white girl says,
“Cash me ousside, how about dat,” I get it. I can relate. See, we were both reflections
of our societal shortcomings, too scared of shattering ourselves. How about that? (audience cheering and applauding)

38 thoughts on “Jahman Hill – “Cash Me Ousside”

  1. This was amazing soon it won be 405 views but 4 million views I see thy future

  2. I'll be honest, the sheer intensity of this poem that is just describing his opinions ended up being so insightful.

  3. This is beautiful, I love it! I expected it to be more hateful, but it was actually pretty sweet. He seems like a great person. 💙

  4. What a beautiful poem and a beautiful person. It’s crazy how you can write poems over such unusual topics but they can be the most impactful. Imagine being creative enough to write a poem about the cash me outside girl.

  5. How many people don't know what he is talking about when he say the "white girl"?

  6. I love this. Such insight from a young person. Not only does he see and understand the same insecurities manifest differently in each of us. To articulate that knowledge in such an honest, open and compassionate way. Finger snaps

  7. I thought this was going to to be more like a poem calling people out (which is all fine and dandy I love some good poems calling out issues) but it turned out to be much more of a calm address to an issue. Acknowledge where the problem comes from and how he can empathize even if the thing some is doing isn’t the best. Which in a way fits the whole poem perfectly. He talks about how he doesn’t feel like he is aggressive enough while addressing an issue related to an aggressive saying with an insightful and respectful manner, with that same lack of aggression he feels makes him not “masculine enough” and makes him and the girl feel fragile when they don’t have it.
    This is a good one I’m glad I watched it, you did amazing man! Keep it up! <3

  8. White people like me don't deserve the empathy of this poet. I'm so impressed, so thankful, and so amazed.

  9. Her baps were substantial
    One could call them a handful
    But all I got was an eyeful
    Because she was way out of my league and I'm at best, maybe like a 4/10 and she was a solid 10/10, perfect face, lovely curves, proper model type and I just couldn't muster the courage to talk to her out of fear or getting rejected, and I was with my mates…..

  10. what I think hes saying is: She's acting that way because she feels pressured to act tougher by society, but society also stereotypes white girls as dismissive, so instead she takes on a black caricature to make herself feel more aggressive and able to fend for herself, all while not realizing that she's reinforcing the negative stereotype that black people are aggressive. which he can relate to because society pressures men to "act tough", and so he would fight to seem tough while not realizing he was reinforcing the toxic stereotype that men have to be tough.

  11. Eyyyyy!! Keep shining my man!! You keep making moves, taking risks, and reaping the harvest! Well done, sir!

  12. His poem is lovely but I think it says something how much people are praising the calmness and empathy over other emotions he could’ve chosen

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