Chandler Levack: Who created “Crew Up”? What’s the genesis of the phrase?
Cadence Weapon: It’s gotta be Adam Wilcox, Thom Gillies from TOPS or John Batt. Or, Phil Karneef, Karn. It’s gotta be one of those guys. It’s hard to tell who the outbreak monkey is for that.
CL: And it just means, you’re gonna hang out before you go somewhere?
CW: It’s very open-ended—we use it for “let’s meet up now.” Or, “I heard he crewed up with that girl.”
CL: Can you crew up solo?
CW: No, it always involves other people. You can’t crew with yourself.
CL: Okay, I was debating this with somebody.
CW: I mean, you can be like, “I’m gonna crew up with Chandler.”
CL: But you can’t be like, “I’m gonna crew up with this Nabokov book?”
CW: No. But you can be like, “I’m gonna crew up a box of donuts.”
CL: Okay, that’s good to know. I’m glad you’re not putting limitations on the term.
CW: Oh no, no. You gotta let it…grow.
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