In 1992, one of the greatest hip-hop films of all time (Juice, starring 2Pac), was released. In the movie, the squad of NYC teens were going ham in the city streets, all for a piece of the "juice," which was something you had to earn. Some would go far enough to murder another person for the "juice," which essentially boiled down to the respect that would warrant someone being called "the man" in the hood. About two decades (and change) later, Gucci Mane broke down what someone having "sauce" meant.
The question is, is there a difference between having "the juice" and having "the sauce"? According to this Best Buy employee who goes by @Gino_Russ on Twitter, there's a big difference, and it looks like his explanation, which is going viral on Twitter, is getting a lot of love.
His explanation is simple: juice is temporary, but "sauce is forever." He uses the following example: "You buy you a Simply Lemonade, how long's that going to last in your fridge? Couple days, maybe? That's a juice. How long does BBQ sauce last in your fridge? A while. That's the sauce, man. It sticks around. It's thick, hard to move."
As you can hear in the clip after he breaks it down, "that's some real shit," and homie's words are clearly connecting with the people.
He said "how long does orange juice last in your fridge? A few weeks. Now how long does BBQ sauce last? A loooooong time" 😂 #Sauce— Dante Hawkins (@HawkinsDante3) June 29, 2017
Juice is temporary. Sauce is pic.twitter.com/pyCyUOonFp— Goya (@aceitedecoco__) June 29, 2017
I'm not even gonna have juice. it's all sauce from there on.— lil' boi 🌹 (@Knee_Uhhh) June 29, 2017
So enjoy the juice. We marinating in sauce.— G★ (@gbuck) June 29, 2017
This guy here gets it.
It's not that complicated, juice literally just means respect and sauce is just like another word for style, you never seen the movie juice?— eezy (@eezystar) June 29, 2017
This video has spread like wildfire, to the point where the guy who originally posted the clip is having issues with his phone.
Can’t even get on twitter without my phone freezing— LB (@LukeG2017) June 29, 2017
Meanwhile, in an effort to obtain as much sauce as possible, the Best Buy guy is trying to get that TV recognition.
Now that's sauce.