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Origin: Super Cat "Dolly My Baby (Remix)" (1993)
Context: "Bling, bling! Who's that with Supercat"

Although 3rd Eye (you know, the guy who raps on Super Cat's "Dolly My Baby (Remix)" before Biggie) had used the phrase "bling bling" before Lil Wayne, it was certainly Cash Money's anthem "Bling Bling" that popularized referring to jewelry as bling. It only made sense for Cash Money to be the ones to popularize the term, few crews wore as many chains as they did and they were rolling with the #1 Stunna, Birdman. The term became to commonplace it eventually made it to the dictionary and even Mitt Romney used the phrase once. -Insanul Ahmed