Wednesday, December 29, 2010

hip hop 101

I am Hip Hop.

It lives in me.

It lives in you.

Hip hop is a culture. It is a movement. It's not just a form a music. It's in everything. It's in your walk. It's in your talk. It's in the clothes that you wear. It can't be created or manufactured by Madison Avenue. Hip hop has seen it's share of fads. Some good...some downright terrible.

high top fade

fat shoelaces

baggy jeans

door knockers

hip hop phrases...

bum rush- crash into a show hoping to see it for free, to arrive in force
bust a cap- shoot a bullet
clap iron- shoot a firearm
coolin’ it- relaxing
da bomb - the bomb, i.e. cool, appealing, or popular
da shiznit- "the shit" - cool, appealing, etc. (also tha shiznit, the shiznit). Popularized by Snoop Dogg.
flip the script - Commonly used in rap battles, it means to take what somebody said against you and to use it against them.
fo shizzle my nizzle - literally, "for sure my friend"
kickin’ it - relaxing
my bad - my mistake or I’m sorry
off the chain-unbelievable, outrageous, wild, etc.
off the hook- unbelievable, outrageous, wild, etc. from telephone_hook
open up shop- sell drugs, establish a drug-selling spot
peace out - good bye
roll out- leave. Specifically, to get in your vehicle leave the scene.
what up ? - hello, how are you ? or what is going on ?
word up - you got that straight, that’s right or how’s it going
oh fo sure - thanks, no problem


bail - v.- leave- "Let’s bail."—’Let’s leave’/’Let’s go’. Common slang, meaning basically the same as in "Let’s bail out" (common English usage).
bent - adj.- intoxicated
crib -n.- place of residence
dime - n.- a very attractive woman ; a "ten" on a scale of one-to-ten.
dip - v.- leave. "Let’s dip."—’Let’s go.’ "I’m a dip if I see one-time pop up."
dog (also dogg) -n.- 1. a close & trusted friend.
hate - v.- aside from its usual meaning, has different shades of meaning such as "criticizing", or "disrupting" someone’s game. "Why you gotta hate on me ?"
hating (hatin’) - v.- same meaning as ’hate’ (see above). "Why you hatin’ on a brutha ?"
herb - n.- marijuana
hood - n.- neighborhood
ice -usually as a plural noun- diamonds. "That dude got a lot of ice on his wrist."—meaning, ’That guy is wearing a multi-diamond-studded bracelet’.
ill -adj.- 1. cool, appealing, far-out ("That’s ill.") 2. crazy, rowdy ("Act ill").
jet- to leave, to leave quickly- "C’mon, let’s jet."
scratch- n.- money
scrillah- n. - money
shorty- n.- a girl ; a woman ; a child ; a young man
spit- v.- "He can spit."—meaning, "He can rap." Less often used as a noun.
straight- adj.- ’fine’, ’okay’- Example : A person asks "You want some Henny ?", the other person replies "No. I’m straight."---meaning, "No. I’m fine."
strapped -adj.- bearing a firearm
stuntin- showing your best(cars,jewelry,etc.)or to act out of the ordinary
tight- adj.- cool, high-quality, appealing.
toaster -n.- firearm
trippin’-v.- high on drugs, or being crazy ; "You must be trippin’"
tweak -n.- to do crystal meth ; to smoke weed
whip -n.- car, automobile

Personally, I'd love to see the gold chains come back. I'd love to see..."keep it real" get buried

Are there any fads, phrases, or terms that you'd like to see come back...or go away?


MzInspiredMind81 said...

Ohhh bro! I'd truly LOVE if all forms of swag, hater, grown & sexy, baby momma/baby daddy would be cast into the sea of forgetfulness! LOL

12kyle said...

I forgot about the word "swag". I wish we could kill that word

Kingsmomma said...

Would love for skinny jeans to cease and desist. I would love for the term "____flow" to bounce. I can't stand it. I agree with Mzinspired baby/momma daddy should die a painful death.

prettybitch said...

yeah ro... SWAG needs to DIE already!

idk if yall say this but we used to say "filthy" something cool not dirty

see a nice car and say "that joint is hella filthy!"