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Short for "It's A." It was commonly used as slang before the famous 21 Savage interview where he mentioned his knife tattoo.
Int: What does the cross on your forehead signify?
21 Savage: Issa knife.
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by issawife November 28, 2016
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Popularized by rapper 21 Savage, "issa" is a conjunction of the words "it's" and "a" (pronounced "ah"). Popularly used in 21 Savage internet memes.
DJ Vlad: What does the cross on your forehead signify?
21 Savage: Issa knife.
by Yen And Zen January 28, 2017
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slang term highly popularized by rapper, 21 savage. While describing his forehead tattoo in an interview 21 used "Issa" to say "it's a". 21 has lived a rough life through gangs and danger. He has witnessed his best friends death and has been stabbed. This is what provoked his decision to get a tattoo of a knife on his foreheads. Fans thought the tattoo was a cross but weren't sure so it stroked media. 21 was then asked what the tattoo was and simply said, "Issa knife." After this going public meme pages made fun of 21 and showed no mercy. 21 has lived most of his career getting made fun of because of his past, getting made fun of was no big deal. 21 savage remained insulted because the tattoo had a deep meaning to him and fans made fun of it. He then went to create an album named "Issa" and made light of the situation. The album Issa is the rappers most successful album to date. Let's just say 21 won with "Issa".
"How is your day?"
"Issa good day"
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Issa is a Ghanaian slang word which is derived from "it is a" normally used in conversation to make it more funnier. It was made up buy a character in a popular Ghanaian series.
My honor Issa sad case.
by Tett Richie September 05, 2017
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A sexy dude who is a beast at everything and looks like a built version of Tom Cruise.
Admirer #1: "I wish I was as cool as Issa"
Admirer #2: "I just wish I could get close enough to smell him..."
by beanerbomber April 27, 2011
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