When you kill somebody for street credibility.

Originates from soldiers who wud take the identification tags off of enemies they killed during wartime in order to show them off or keep them as souveniers.
I could pop these songs, just like I pop tags..."
Juelz Santana
by Lucca Brassi March 26, 2009
To wear brand new articles of clothing everyday, and never EVER wearing the same thing more than once.
I gotta keep looking fresh. I stay popping tags everyday.
by Jade November 3, 2003
Catching bodies. murdering people. if you murder alot of people you say you pop tags
I pop tags non stop...niggas dont wanna fuck with me
by oriks March 21, 2005
When you have so much money that all you do is buy clothing. Therefore you are constantly popping tags off your merchandise.
check my restroom trash all i do is pop tags
by ambezzie September 13, 2005
1) When a cool dude goes shopping, the removal of the tags is a remarkable event. The whole shopping experience can be summarized by this defining moment. Literally, poppin' tags is removing tags typically after purchasing, but in a broader sense this phrase encompasses "going shopping."

2) Swapping price tags for lesser value - note there is significantly less poppin' sound since someone is doing an illegal activity that is equivalent to shoplifting.
1) "Damn, that dude is such a baller, with all his tag poppin, it sounds like Chinese New Year - he must have dropped 4g's."

"Yo, in that song Thriftstore, Macklemore throws out “Pop some tags” - do you think he's switching tags with cheaper items or buying?"
"Macklemore has the highest respect for thrift stores and would not be stealing from them. Especially since he's getting such an incredible deal while looking incredible. He says he only has 20 dollars in his pocket and he demonstrates that this is enough to look incredible without screwing over the thrift store. It’s pretty clear that preponderance of the evidence leads a viewer to conclude when Macklemore rolls into a thrift store, he pays a price that is openly agreed upon with the store."

2) "Why did John get arrested this time?"
"The dumbshit was poppin' tags and the store video recorded him swapping a price tag of 12 dollar pair of socks onto a 900 dollar suit. As soon as he left the store, and undercover cop nabbed his ass."
by MRB98102 June 22, 2013
When someone is trying to steal your swagger or is trying to wear the same clothes as you is called popping your tag. Kinda like if someone took a new shirt you bought and pop the tag off of it.
Reg: Man do you see Andrew rockin the same shoes as me.
Tim: Yeah man

Reg:He always popping my tag.
by caspermaster21 July 1, 2010
A very special lyric in the song Thrift Shop by Macklemore
“I gonna pop some tags I got $20 in my pocket.”
by 0110001000 February 4, 2022