Just came across this phrase and didn’t know what it meant. What does “pour one out for the homies” mean?
What Does “Pour One Out For The Homies” Mean?
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To “pour one out for the homies,” means to pour a drink (usually alcoholic) to honor those that are not with us anymore.
“Pouring one out for the homies” was made known in pop culture through the film Boyz in the Hood from 1991 and the song “Pour Out a Little Liquor” by 2Pac and continues to be prevalent in hip-hop culture.
But, the concept of honoring someone by pouring a drink has a deep history.
It’s been seen in ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, indigenous tribes in South America, and countless African cultures.
Aside from alcoholic beverages, some cultures poured out water or grains like rice. Also, not every culture did it to honor the deceased but as offerings to their deities instead. It’s called Libation and is a religious ritual done by pouring a liquid (wine or oil) as a sacrifice.