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    (n) Short for Cadillac. "Macks drive 'lacs" -- Big Mello [1993].

    1 and 2
    (n) Turntables. "DJ behind the 1 and 2".

    1-2 checker
    1) (n) Checking the MIC.
    2) (n) Checking the scene.

    (n) See Mac 10. "Had my ten in my hand" -- Coolio (Gangsta's paradise [1995]).

    (n) See 5%. "Ten percent took a loss" -- Boots of The Coup.

    (n) The big "urban format" station in Chicago, Illinois. 107.5 WGCI, home of the
    nationally-syndicated "Tom
    Joyner Morning Show," a focal point for activism and unity in the black

    1) (n) The Technics SL 1200 is regarded as the best turntable for DJ'ing. The reason
    for this is its very, very high torque. If you hit the start/stop button, the
    platter will reach top speed within a 1/4th revolution. Not many turntables can match
    that. "My DJ you know 1200's he's using, I don't!" -- Schoolly D. (I don't like rock 'n
    roll [??])
    2) (n) SP-1200 sampler, a top of the line product.

    (n) The beeper code for "I love you": one, four and three characters. "You used to
    blow my 2-way up with 143's" -- Smilez & Southstar (Tell Me [????])

    (n) The year the first slaveships arrived in America. "Sayin' 1555 how I'm livin'"
    -- Public Enemy (Can't truss it [??]).

    (n) Police term for a murder or homicide. To be on the lookout for someone who is
    trying to kill you.

    (n) Californian penal code number for homicide. The police in California uses the
    penal code numbers as shorthand on the radio. Eg. in Oregon the code for homicide is
    "163.005", different from California. "Try to set me up for a 211, fuck around and get
    caught up in a 187" -- Dr. Dre (Let me ride [1992]).

    2 to 4
    (n) The duration of a imprisonement sentence, two to four years in jail. "Hit with a
    2 to 4 is difficult" -- Mobb Deep (Survival of the fittest [1995]).

    1) (n) See twenty sack. "I'm an addict for sneakers, 20's of buddah and bitches with
    beepers" -- NAS (New York state of mind [1994]).
    2) (n) 20 inch rims on car wheels. "Twenties, TVs, leather and wood" -- Lil Bow Wow
    (Bounce with me [2000]).

    21 & Lewis
    (n) Streetcorner in Long Beach, California. "I hung a left at two-one and Lewis" --
    Warren G. (Regulate [1994]).

    21 Cerritos
    (n) Long Beach crip set. The Dogg Pound and Warren G have rumored association with
    them. "But you don't really know about, you know, the Cerritos silly ho" -- Daz (Who
    gotz some gangsta shit [1994]).

    (n) Police code for armed robbery. "Try to set me up for a 211, fuck around and get
    caught up in a 187" -- Dr. Dre (Let me ride [1992]).

    (n) A New York area code.

    1) (n) The name of a group with Snoop, Nate Dogg and Warren G. This group was separated
    when they all got big. "Way back then 213 was the clique" -- Warren G (Do you see
    2) (n) Also, 213 was the area code for Long Beach before it got 310, which now is the area
    code for a large portion of southern California, including Compton. Inglewood is
    213 nowadays.
    3) (n) 213 was named after a car (not a motor vehicle but an alliance of inmates in a
    prison). See Ice-T's book "Who gives a Fuck?" for reference. There are other cars as
    well but most West coast and/or Death Row rappers claim to be affiliated with the
    213 car (not to be confused with the set somebody claims)

    (n) 22 caliber gun. "Twentytwo automatic on my person" -- Beastie Boys (Posse in
    Effect [1986])

    (n) Police code for drugs.

    (n) 24 inch rims for SUV or truck wheels, one of the largest sizes rims one can buy
    other than 26 or 28 inch. "Bouncin' on 24's" -- R. Kelly (Ignition [2003])

    24/7, 24/7/365
    (n) All the time, from 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

    25 with an L
    (n) 25 years to life sentence. "25 with an izL" -- Snoop Doggy Dog (Murder was the
    case [1993]).

    (n) A firearm of .30 calibre.

    (n) The area code for Long Beach.

    (n) 313 is the phone area code for Detroit, Michigan, home of Eminem. "And these
    representing the 313" - Eminem (Infinite LP [1996])

    (n) A .357 Magnum pistol. ".357 break it on down" -- LL Cool J. (.357 Break it on down

    36 chambers
    1) (n) The 36 chambers a warrior has to go through to become a Shaolin. Every chambers
    has a special task the warrior has to complete in order to be able to continue to the
    next chamber. The RZA said in an interview with Billboard Magazine that there are
    nine members in the Clan, and each member has four chambers in his heart, which
    makes 9x4 = 36 chambers.
    2) (n) There are 36 'death-points' on the body, each seperated from the other at 10
    degree intervals, where the trained Wu expert can cause death at a single blow.

    1) (n) 38 caliber pistol.
    2) (n) "38 hot" means very angry.

    (n) A .380 calibre handgun. "Unpacked and I grabbed my three eighty cause where we
    stayin', niggaz look shady" -- Ice Cube (Summer Vacation [1991]).

    4 pound
    (n) 45 caliber (1 caliber = 1/100th inch) gun.

    (n) See celo. See the song "456" by Kool G Rap.

    (n) The numbers represent letters of the alphabet; 4 is D, 9 is I, and so on. These
    numbers spell "dick". I be comin' through like the 4-9-3-11 tearing up the power-U" --
    Method Man (Meth vs Chef [1994]).

    1) (n) A 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor. "Use to drink every day, straight 40's to the
    head" -- Ice-T. (Ed [1991]).
    2) (n) A 40 caliber gun "With my 40 and my 40 to the fucking dome".

    (n) Information, from the US phone number for information.

    (n) The time to smoke some marijuana.

    5 0
    1) (n) A police officer, from the series Hawaii Five-O. The word is used mainly in East
    LA. "Five-O said 'freeze', and I got numb" -- Public Enemy (Bring the Noise).
    2) (n) A 5.0 liter Ford Mustang, which is used as a police vehicle in some areas.

    5 on it
    (n) Five dollars on a sac of marijuana. "I got five on it" -- The Luniz (I got five on it

    5% Nation
    (n) A group which started as an offshoot of the NoI. They teach that any large group
    of people, and more specifically, the African American nation, can be divided
    into three groups, the 85% = basically the ignorant masses which need to be led, the
    5% = the people with true knowledge of self whose job it is to lead the masses and
    fight against the 10%, the 10% = people who have partial knowledge of self and use it
    to gain power and wealth by exploiting the 85, also referred to as "bloodsuckers
    of the poor". The chosen percentages are what they feel that the percentages are
    within the black community. These numbers are neither universal (all though these
    groups do exist within any large group) nor unchangeable. "That'll be the day the
    five percent eat swine" -- Dred Scott (Breakin' combs [1994]).

    (adj) Nickel plated.

    (interj) A farewell bidding, from "I'm outta here", which evolved to "I'm Audi",
    and to 5000" after the Audi 5000 car, which got recalled and is a rare sight
    nowadays. "Yo, we outta here, 5000, G!" -- Ice Cube and Flavor Flav (I'm only out for one
    thang [1990]).

    (n) 25 years ago, California had a vehicle code 502 for drunk driving. The current
    code is 23152(a) vc. "Fuck the police and a 502" -- N.W.A. (8-ball [??]).

    (n) New Orleans area code.

    (n) 5150 is the section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code dealing
    with involuntary confinement of a mentally disordered person. (I.e. California
    law consists of 29 codes, of which the Welfare and Institutions Code is one, and
    5150 is a section number in that code.) Also the name of an old Van Halen album. It is
    also a track on Da Luniz' album "Operation Stackola".

    1) (n) A 64-ounce bottle of malt liquor. "40's are no more because now I'm drinkin'
    64s" -- Grand Puba (Three Men at Chung King)
    2) (n) A 1964 Chevrolet Impala. "Jumped in the 64 with the diamond in the back, sunroof
    top" -- N.W.A. (Gangsta, gangsta [1988]).

    1) (n) All-night convenience store, which was originally open from 7am to 11pm when
    other stores were closed. "He always has me open like a 7-11" -- Salt 'n Pepa (What a
    man [??]).
    2) (n) From the dice game called craps, rolling a 7 and then 11 wins. "Shake em up, shake
    em, rollin with a couple of homies and watch me break em with a seven,
    seven-eleven" -- Ice Cube (Today was a good day [1993]).

    1) (n) Old English 800, a popular beer in the hood.
    2) (n) An eightball is literally, in drug terms, an eight of an ounce. There are
    twenty-eight grams in an ounce, and hence, three and one half grams in an eightball. In
    places where an eightball is less than three and a half grams, the laws of supply and
    demand have constricted the quantity in favor of a popular price.
    3) (n) On to it. Ie: "on the 8-ball", up with the play.
    4) (n) The 8-ball is the last ball to pot in the billiards game of pool. If you
    accidentally pot it before the end of the game, you lose. So, the 8-ball also represents

    1) (n) The bassdrum from a Roland TR-808 drum machine, which is now a popular sample.
    2) (n) The penal code for disturbing the peace. Refers to the sound of bass from

    (n) See 5%. "Why? That's most asked by 85" -- Ladybug of Digable Planets (???).

    (v) To kill a plan or action. In the restaurant lingo it means that you want to cancel
    an order already placed with the kitchen or on the bill. "86 that spinach

    9 to 5
    (n) A job where you work from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm. "While your were at your job
    working nine to five, the Beastie Boys were at the garden cold kickin' it live!" --
    Beastie Boys (No sleep till Brooklyn [1986]).

    9, 9mm
    (n) 9 mm gun. "My nine is easy to load" -- L.L. Cool J. (Mama said knock you out [1990])

    (n) The US phone number for emergencies. "Now I dialed 911 a long time ago" -- Public
    Enemy (911 is a joke).

    (n) New York City area code where all the cellular phones and pagers are on.

    (n) The Akai S-950, a widely used rackmount sampler. A nice piece of equipment that
    allowed the producer to "stretch" the sound wave so that the sample could be sped up or
    slowed down without changing the pitch. It was made popular by the Bomb Squad who used
    them to stack samples thus giving their tracks the dope sound. From the Alkaholiks
    (The next level [1994]).

    (n) HOT 97, A CHR-turned-hip hop station in New York.

    98 Oldsmobile
    (n) A make of Oldsmobile, usually considered to be their best make of car, year
    after year. A real status symbol. "My 98 is tough to chase" -- Public Enemy (You gonna
    get yours [1987]).

    (n) WRKS KISS FM, a NYC radio station that helped bring hip-hop to the radio.

    (v) Going to. "I'm a do it like this"

    (n) Refers to Artist and Repertoire execs in record companies they are hooked up
    with an artist to help to find new artists and put out an image for them. artists
    albums. "First of all, who's your A&R, a mountain climber who plays an electric
    guitar?" -- Wu Tang Clan (Protect ya neck [1994]).

    (n) Atlanta

    (n) The Acura Legend, a brand car. "With the Mac in the Ac door panelin'" --
    Notorious BIG (Unbelievable [1994]).

    (n) Synthetic drug, usually LSD. "I do acid, crack,
    smack and smokin' dope then"
    -- Eminem (Just Don't Give A Fuck [1998])

    1) (n) Hairstyle like the Jackson Five had, much hair and round like a ball.
    2) (n) Person with an afro. <EM>"Afro picks afro chicks, I let my soul glow from my afro
    dick"</EM> --
    Ludacris (Southern Hospitality [2000])

    (n) Assault rifle of Russian origin, nowadays produced in China. The letters
    stand for "avtomat Kalashnikova", an automatic assault rifle invented by Mikhail
    Kalashnikov, who invented the gun in 1947. "My AK-47 is the tool" -- Da Lench Mob (Freedom got
    an AK [1993]) (originally from NWA (Straight out of Compton)).

    Al B Square Mall
    (n) Albee Square Mall in Brooklyn - Bizmarkie

    (n) French beverage made from passion fruit and cognac.

    all that
    (adj) in possession of all good qualities.

    (n) Make of car stereo from a Japan-based company (http://www.alpine.com/).
    From the name of the manufacturers of the top in-car speaker systems. "Sit back and
    let the Alpine blast" -- Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Summertime [1991]).

    (n) The morning, as in A.M. "Steppin' to the am" -- 3rd Bass (The cactus album

    (n) Italian bit-size cookies that often come with meals. "eatin' better
    amarrettos" -- Raekwon (Investigative Reports [??]).

    around the way
    (n) From the neighbourhood. "From around the way" -- Beastie Boys (No sleep till
    Brooklyn [1986]).

    (v) Ask. "Gave her ten dollars, then she axed me for some more" -- Schoolly D.
    (P.S.K. (what does it mean?) [??]).

    ay yo trip
    (interj) Phrase to seek attention, compare "Check this out".

    (n) From "break boy"; one who breakdances. B-boys in the front, back, side and
    middle, check out my b-boy rhyme and riddle" -- Schoolly D. (B-boy rhyme [??]).

    1) (n) Berkeley, California. "Howard came through from the B-Town" -- Too $hort
    (Just Anotha Day [????])
    2) (n) Boston, Massachusets. "(Boston) B-town forever bitch word is bond" --
    Kreators feat. Akrobatik, Big Shug, Ed O.G., Guru, Krumb Snatcha (Home [????])

    bag up
    1) (v) To laugh real hard at something.
    2) (v) To be caught or arrested by the police.
    3) (v) To have sexual intercourse with. "Bag up bitches from John Jay" -- Nas (One Love

    bail out
    (v) Run away for someone.

    1) (n) Ballplayer, someone who is good at playing basketball, and has moved up to
    earning a lot of money and getting a lot of girls from that. "I wish I was a little bit
    taller, I wish I was a baller" -- Skee Low (I wish [??]).

    2) (n) Someone who has established himself in the hood, who is making much money (beit
    illegitimate or not), and who is good with the ladies; it is a Blood term. The Crip version of
    this word is "highroller".

    (v) Having it all.

    1) (n) Person who cannot dress, a loser. Short for Alabama, meaning a person from the
    country, backwards unsophisticated. "Me and the rest of the bama's" -- Question Mark
    Asylum (Deriving from the D.C. area [??]).
    2) (n) Shake, a type of marijuana from the leaves rather than the buds of the hemp

    (v) To fight to kill

    1) (n) someone associated with gangs and murder.
    2) (n) Rocker, from headbanging.

    (n) Money. "That's cool cause I whipped out bank" -- Sir Mix-a-lot (I got game

    Bankhead Hwy
    (n) Highway in Atlanta where all the players go.

    (v) To compete, usually freestyle rapping, sometimes breakdancing or graffiti.
    "You want to rap and you got no battle, it's like havin' a boat and you got no paddle"
    -- Public Enemy (??? [1987]).

    Bay Plaza
    (n) Movie theatre in the Bronx - Nice and Smooth.

    be geese
    (interj) To leave. "Yo we be geese"

    beam me up, Scotty
    (interj) Give me crack.

    (n) Expensive European car: BMW, status symbol. Used by Tribe Called Quest on Low
    End Theory. References to 325i's are to BMW 3-series models with a 2.5 litre
    engine. References to 735i's, 740i's, 750i's are to models in the 7-series range of
    BMW models. The 750iL is the flagship model made by BMW. A reference to the a seven
    series model is found in Ice Cube's "Ghetto Bird". 850i's (mentioned in Wu-Tang's
    "Can It All Be...") is to the BMW 850i Coup&eacute;.

    (n) Head or brain.

    Bed Stuy
    (n) Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Also called The Stuy. Radio Raheem
    wears a Bed Stuy T-shirt in the movie "Do the right thing" by Spike Lee.

    1) (n) And argument or discrepancy with another individual or group of individuals.
    The following citation is from the book Juba to Jive: the dictionary of
    African-American slang, by Clarence Major. Beef n. (1930s-1940s; 1960s-1970s) an "old" word
    dating back to general criminal use in the thirties. For young black in the sixties
    and later it meant roughly the same as it had earlier: a complaint or argument; a
    disagreement in progress.
    2) (n) Sexual meat, like a penis. "No service of beef ... meaning to have sex" -- NWA
    (Parental Discretion Iz Advised [??])

    being [down] with something
    (v) Favouring something, thinking the same way. "Howie Tee, are you with me?" --
    The Real Roxanne and Howie Tee ((Bang zoom) let's gogo).

    (n) A prostitute. "She was more than just a bend" -- Grand Puba

    (n) Money. From the one hundred dollar bill, which has Benjamin Franklin on the
    front. "It's all about the Benjamins" -- Puff Daddy (It's All About The Benjamins

    1) (v) Drunk. "It doesn't matter if I'm dead sober or I'm bent" -- Heltah Skeltah
    (Therapy [??]).
    2) (v) Sad. "You got me bent like elbows, amongst other things" -- Outkast (Aliens

    1) (n) Expensive brand of European car: Mercedes Benz, status symbol. "I used to get
    no play, now she stays behind me, 'cause I said I had a Benz 190" -- N.W.A. (I ain't
    the one [1988]).
    2) (interj) Used to acknowledge "Audi", meaning goodbye.

    1) (n) A pull out radio. "Here come the cops... put the Benzi-box under the seat" --
    Naughty by Nature (Strike a nerve [1991]).
    2) (n) A box full of Mercedes Benz emblems that were stolen off the cars.

    (n) A police car. The red lights on old cop cars looked like a berry on top of an ice
    cream. "Berry flashing those high beams" refers to a cop behind your car signalling
    for you to pull over. "Didn't even see a berry flashing those high beams" -- Ice
    Cube (Today was a good day [1993]).

    1) (n) Baby gangster, as opposed to OG. An OG has shot somebody, a BG has not shot anyone
    yet. "I quit school cuz of recess, you fuckin BG" -- Snoop Doggy Dogg (Pump Pump
    2) (n) Black gangster.

    (n) A one hundred dollar banknote.

    (n) See beamer. "Lex, coupe, bimaz, benz" -- Lost Boyz (??? [1996]).

    (n) Kilo. "A bird in the hand" -- Ice Cube (A bird in the hand [1991]).

    1) (n) Gun.
    2) (n) Behinds. "Gals, if you see a man you like, just grab him in the biscuits... and
    doowutchalike" -- Digital Underground (Doowutchalike [????]).

    1) (n) Prostitute, literally meaning "female dog"; girls call each other "What's
    up, bitch?" Doesn't necessarily have to be negative. Doesn't have to mean
    females either. "Cause some of y'all niggas is bitches too" -- Ice T (Bitches 2
    2) (v) To curse or nag about something.

    1) (v) To copy lyrics from other people. "I know you down south are biting my lines, and
    if I catch you boy, your ass is mine" -- Schoolly D. (Gucci time)
    2) (v) To steal

    1) (n) A girl. "My seven bizzos" -- 2 Live crew (My seven bizzos [1989]).
    2) (n) Someone who is bizarre.

    black book
    1) (n) A small book carried by graffiti artists for others to do work in.
    2) (n) A book to carry phone numbers in.
    3) (n) The Bible.

    Black Panther movement
    (n) This movement was founded in Oakland, California by Huey P. Newton, H.R. Brown
    and Bobby Seale. Fought for the rights of black to bear arms like white people in
    the late 1960's and the early 1970's.

    (n) 20 inch chrome car wheel rims. "Big pimpin' on B.L.A.D.'s" -- Jay Z. (Big

    1) (v) To smoke crack.
    2) (v) To play music loud.

    (n) See marijuana.

    (n) To attack someone unseen. "It can't be stopped, and it's comin like a
    blindside" -- Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. (Once Upon a Drive By [????])

    bling bling
    (n) Jewelry, derived from the sound it makes.

    (n) Drunk. "And I wanna get blitzed, grab my 40 and then I reminisce" - Ice Cube (Dead

    Homiez [199?])

    1) (n) Blood brother. "I give my ankles in the mud for my blood" -- Goodie Mob (Blood
    2) (n) Member of the Bloods gang. "Cuz, and that's just how these hoodstas roll,
    talkin' 'bout "Is he a Blood or is he Crip?" -- Jayo Felony feat. Baby Skar (Trued Up
    Remix (Real Anthem) [????])

    (n) See marijuana. Marijuana cigarette, herb stuffed cigar, generally

    (v) Under influence of a blunt. "Made a little record for the blunted to chill with"
    -- Cypress Hill (Hand on the pump [1993])

    (n) See beamer. "Drop top BM's, I'm the man, girlfriend" -- Notorious BIG (Big
    Poppa [??]).

    (n) Refers to now-defunct Chicago radio station WBMX, which used to
    hip-hop and house music mixes through the 1980s. "I tuned into BMX, and taped Farley on
    the Tonemaster." -- Common Sense ("This is Me" [????])

    (n) Marijuana laced with embalming fluid.

    (n) South American throwing weapon, a number of balls on cords. "I'm throwin'
    bolos you'll find out who's the number one solo" -- Lady of Rage (?? [????]).

    1) (n) Marijuana laced with heroin.
    2) (adj) Very good. "Gimme that bomb beat from Dre" -- Tupac (California love

    1) (v) To have sexual intercourse. "Your aim is to bone" -- Tribe Called Quest
    (Classic example of a date rape).
    2) (n) Penis. "You can act like a doggy, and play with my bone" -- Schoolly D. (Another
    poem [??]). 3) (n) One dollar.
    3) (n) Core, soul. "I'm a rock hard trooper to the bone" -- Public Enemy (Louder Than A
    4) (v) To bone out, as in leaving. "They all got in the car and boned out" -- Smokey
    (Friday [1995]).
    5) (n) A joint. "Smokin' bones in the staircase" -- Wu-Tang Clan (C.R.E.A.M.

    1) (n) Dominos.
    2) (n) Dice, as in "rollin' them bones".

    1) (n) Graveyard.
    2) (n) Domino pile to draw from.

    (n) A waterpipe for smoking marijuana. The marijuana is filtered through the
    water. When you suck it decreases the pressure in the chamber so the smoke get pulled
    through the water so it looks like it boiling. This process filters out some of the bad
    stuff like tar. It also cools the smoke to make it less harsh.

    (n) A term of endearment, like baby. "I'll be in here, boo" -- Method Man (You're all
    I need [1994]).

    boo boo head
    (n) Whore, deceitful woman. Used mostly around the Bay Area, especially East Bay
    (check the whole song dedicated to this word by Del on his No Need For Alarm album).

    1) (n) Totally dope, incredibly fine. Probably orignated from the "Boo-yaa Tribe".
    That shit was straight-up boo-yaa" -- ??.
    2) (n) Impression of the sound of a shotgun, also "boo-yaaka". "Shotgun goes boo-ya"
    -- Cypress Hill (Hand on the pump [1993]).
    3) (n) Marijuana, probably derived from Buddha. 4) (n) Crack, probably related from
    the fact that smoking crack is sort of equivalent to putting a shotgun to your head
    and pulling the trigger.

    (n) A shoplifter.

    1) (adj) Not good, lacking. "And them rhymes you were kickin were quite
    bootylicious" -- Snoop Doggy Dogg (Dre Day [??]).
    2) (n) Bottom, ass. Or getting a piece of ass.
    3) (n) Biblical, as in pirates booty or treasure. Since booty is stolen treasure, it
    could be good or bad. Often used in the negative today.

    1) (v) To leave, to get up, to break. "You mean bounce... I'm with you, bounce right
    outta NYC" -- Raekwon the Chef (??? [1995]).
    2) (n) Form of music from New Orleans. Check Mystikal's album for a song called "Neva
    gonna bounce".
    3) (n) A reference to the Bankhead Bounce, a dance made famous in Atlanta rap music.

    bout it
    (n) Real, not fake, true to the game. "I'm bout it, bout it" -- Master P (Bout it, bout
    it [1995]).

    (n) Video Music Box, a NYC hip-hop video music show.

    1) (n) Friend, possibly short for homeboy. "That's my boy".
    2) (n) Racist term used by white masters to address a slave. "Boy is a racist white
    word" -- Dr. Dre (movie: Who's the man)

    boys in blue
    (n) Police. "As I ran there were the boys in blue, pointing their guns at my four man
    crew" -- Boogie Down Productions (Love's gonna getcha [1990]).

    bozack, 'zack
    (n) Scrotum. "And women go nuts just like my bozack" -- Ludacris (Game Got Switched

    Brass Monkey
    (n) an alcoholic concoction available in liquor stores. "Drinking Brass Monkey"
    -- Beastie Boys (Brass Monkey [1986]).

    break off
    (v) Marijuana is sometimes sold as little blocks. So, breaking off some means to
    share the good stuff with others. "Break ya off something" -- Cypress Hill (Insane
    in the brain [1993]).

    break to
    1) (n) Comes from the Biblical term "selah". Comes from music, "on the break", but for
    hip-hop refers to the break in the record that is created by the DJ. "Beats and breaks".
    2) (v) transport onesself to, often quickly.

    (n) Derogative term for fat ugly women from Bremerton, WA, a working-class town
    with a Naval Base. The joke is that these women hang around and "chasin' fellas in
    the Navy".

    1) (adj) Very cold.
    2) (v) To punch.
    3) (n) A quantity of cocaine.

    (v) To take or steal something.

    (n) See marijuana. "With a handful of broccoli" -- Spice 1 (??? [??]).

    (n) New York City borough where hip-hop was born and raised. Home of Boogie Down
    Productions. "My posse from the Bronx is thick" -- Boogie Down Productions (My

    (n) New York City borough. "No sleep till Brooklyn!" -- Beastie Boys (No sleep till
    Brooklyn [1987]). Home of Fugees and DAS EFX.

    1) (n) Man of the same group; friend. In the Bible you will read "brethern", which is
    used in the same meaning.
    2) (n) African-American male.

    (n) Old car in bad shape. "So I moved on an old car, it was a bucket, but fuck it, it had
    to do" -- Ice-T. (Midnight [1991]).

    (n) A neighborhood better known as the Brownsville section of Brooklyn used by
    Smif & Wesson and Black Moon.

    (v) To get buckwild means to have sex, see also wilding. A "buck" is a young,
    unbroken horse that cowboys try to master at a rodeo. "Get buckwild with the white
    freaks, show 'em how to really work the white sheets" -- Body Count (KKK Bitch [1992]).

    (n) See marijuana. "I'm an addict for sneakers, 20's of buddah and bitches with
    beepers" -- NAS (New York state of mind [1994]).

    1) (n) At the start of De La soul's "Buddy" video, Prince Paul makes a statement to the
    effect that "Buddy means body."
    2) (n) Sexual partner. A bit more than a friend.
    3) (adj) Something that appears okay at first, but is actually a cheap imitation; a
    knockoff, ripoff or fake. Said to be from "Buddies" which are shoes that look cool but
    fall apart real quickly. "Get that buddy shit out of here" -- (???).

    (v) To act strange, crazy, weird. See ill. "You don't have to take us seriously,
    we're only buggin'" -- Whistle (Only buggin' [1984]).

    (v) To make a car with hydraulics bump. "Why you gotta pull me over... cause I'm
    bumpin'" -- Warren G (I shot the sheriff [????]).

    1) (n) Crash the gates of a show with a pack of people, in the hope to get in without
    having to pay. "Yo! Bumrush the show" -- Public Enemy. (Yo! Bumrush the show) [1987].
    2) (v) To get beaten up by a large, angry group of people. Literally to get rushed by
    bums or lowlifes.

    1) (adj) Unpleasant, bad.
    2) (n) A load of bunk: a lot of nonsense.

    1) (n) A large piece of graffiti involving many colors, making it bright and
    colorful. It usually refers to whole-car productions on subways.
    2) (n) A gun.

    bust a nut
    (v) To ejaculate.

    bust slugs
    (v) To fire bullets. "And bust some slugs for South Africa" -- Heather B. with BDP
    (Seven MC's)

    bust this
    (interj) Pay attention. "But bust this!" -- Ice-T (Bitches 2 [1991]).

    1) (n) Fake person, weak individual. "Busta ass nigga talkin' bullshit" -- Dr. Dre
    (Rat-a-tat-tat [1992]).
    2) (n) A snitch, a person who tattle-tales.

    1) (n) Bottom.
    2) (adj) Not good, lacking. "Get yourself some toilet paper 'cause your lyrics is
    butt" -- Tribe Called Quest (Low End Theory).

    (adj) Well liked, smoothed out. "Phife Dog is on the mic and I'm smooth like butter.
    It's like butter, not no Parkay, not no margerine, strictly butter, baby" -- A
    Tribe Called Quest (Butter [??]).

    (n) Jamaican, resembles the sound of gunshots. See boo-yaa. "Revenge revenge,
    that's what I said. Buyaka!" -- Infinite Mass (Area Turns Red [????])

    (n) Cleveland, Ohio.

    1) (n) See cock block.
    2) (n) Cell block.
    3) (n) Trucker radio.

    (n) Money. Acronym for Cash Rules Everything Around Me. From the Wu-Tang Clan (36
    chambers [1993]).

    (n) Project in the New Orleans UPT (uptown New Orleans).

    1) (n) Bullet. "I'm a pop a cap in him" -- Jules in the movie "Pulp Fiction"
    2) (n) Cranium, top of the skull. "Blood's on my gear, from caps I've peeled" -- Ice-T.
    (Mic contract [1991]).
    3) (n) Crack.

    (interj) "I'm Casper", I'm out of here, I'm ghost. From the Casper the ghost

    1) (n) Vagina. "Sprung on the Cat" -- Sir Mixalot (Sprung on the cat [1992]). 2) (n)
    Person. Used in the 70s. "You cant take the jungle out of the cat" -- Jeru Tha Damaja
    (Frustrated Nigger [1995]).
    2) (adv) When someone is being a pussy about something. "Why don't you ask the girl out
    and stop being so cat?"

    catch the vapors
    (v) To be caught up someone else's popularity, hype or glamour and to want the same
    things this person has.

    1) (v) To stare at a woman/man with sexual intentions.
    2) (n) A stud with many women.

    cave bitch
    (n) Female version of "cave boy". Ice Cube (Cave bitch [1993]).

    cave boy
    (n) A white person. Derived from the theory that early white man lived in caves.

    (n) A dice game also called "4-5-6", because you need to roll 4-5-6 to win in this
    game. "Like shootin' Celo, and always hittin' head cracks" -- A Tribe Called Quest
    (Low end theory [??]).

    (n) You. "I'm comin' to getcha" -- Ice Cube (I'm gonna wetcha [1993])

    1) (n) See marijuana. Company inscriptions on pharmaceutical drugs read "ciba",
    pronounced "cheeba".
    2) (n) Black, sticky, gooey Brazilian marijuana often sold in pounds. "Some call it
    cheeba, some call it weed" -- Schoolly D. (Saturday night [??]).

    (n) money; material wealth. "Big pimpin' spendin' cheese" -- Jay Z (Big Pimpin')

    1) (n) Any dumb person (usually refers to women unfortunately) who clucks (speaks)
    alot, and walks around aimlessly or without purpose (like a chicken with its head
    cut off). "Give me all the chickenheads from Pasadena to Medina, let B.I.G. get in
    between ya" - Total featuring the B.I.G. (Can't you see [1995]).
    2) (n) A derrogatory term used when referring to females who perform oral sex on
    males, because of the motion of the woman's head: back and forth, like a chichenhead.
    "Chickenheads be cluckin' in my bedroom" -- Notorious B.I.G. (Warning [??]).
    3) (n) Crack addict, because many will perform oral sex to get free crack or money.
    Repeatedly referred to in "Do or die", a book about the conflict between the Crips and the
    Bloods in South Central.

    1) (n) Relax. "Why don't you just chill" -- L.L. Cool J. (Eat em up L chill [1990]).
    2) (adj) Mellow.

    (n) Jersey City, Double XX Posse.

    (n) Money. <EM"I'm a be rich surrounded by chips"</EM> -- Lil Bow Wow (Bounce with
    me [2000]).

    (n) Chicago.

    Chocolate City, Capital City
    (n) Washington D.C.

    1) (n) Gun. "Now I gotta follow him home with the chrome" -- Ice Cube (Robbin' hood
    2) (n) Chrome wheel. "Sittin' on da chrome" -- Masta Ace Inc. [1995].

    (n) See marijuana. Incredibly potent marijuana, it started out as weed laced with
    coke. "The Chronic" -- Dr. Dre (The Chronic [1992]).

    chronic flakes
    (n) Ashes from a marijuana cigarette. "What up Ren? Still droppin' chronic flakes
    on yo ass, bitch" -- Snoop Doggy Dog (The Chronic [1992]).

    (n) Erection.

    (n) The word in Spanish directly translates to "pimp". In Spain the word means
    "cool". It is synonymous with bad ass" or "bad guy". Vatos, chulos, call us what you
    will" -- Kid Frost (La Raza [1990]).

    1) (n) A circle of brothers dropping science, showing and proving. A 5%-er term.
    2) (n) A graffitti writer.

    1) (v) To say one allies oneself with a gang or set.
    2) (v) To claim membership in a gang.
    3) (v) To say something that is not necessarily true.

    (n) Clarks are an excellent English shoe brand.

    (n) Gun or holder of bullets to load a semi-automatic or fully automatic gun with.
    "My AK-47 holdin' 50 clips" -- Da Lench Mob (Freedom got an AK [1992]).

    (n) the West Coast equivalent of "crew".

    1) (v) To stay aware of what happens around you. "You're the one that I'm clocking" --
    Ol' Dirty Bastard (Raw hide [1994])
    2) (v) To earn. "I clock ducats" -- Public Enemy (??? [??]).
    3) (v) To always watch, always have or to always be into something. "clockin' a grip"
    -- Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg (Ain't nothing but a G-thang [1992]).
    4) (v) To hit or knock someone out, as in "he clocked him".
    Probably comes from "he
    got his clock cleaned".

    cluck (head)
    (n) Crack user.

    1) (n) Penis.
    2) (n) Vagina. "She was giving up the cock" -- Ice Cube (Gangsta's Fairytale [1991])
    3) (v) To pull the hammer of a gun. "Cock the hammer, it's time for action" -- Cypress
    Hill (Cock the hammer [1993])

    cock block
    (v) To prevent someone from getting sexual intercourse. See the Kool G Rap song
    "Operation CB".

    cock diesel
    (adj) Very muscular.

    (n) A hispanic person trying to be white. Compare with oreo.

    1) (adj) Intensely. "Stone cold rhymin'" -- Young MC (Stone cold rhymin').
    2) (adj) Mean, not nice.

    come correct
    (v) To represent the real, to do something the way it should be done. "When I'm on the
    mic, I come correct" -- Beastie Boys (Sure shot [1994])

    (n) Los Angeles borough. This is from where the gangsta style was brought to a
    greater height.

    (n) Credit; you pay for what you sell and return the remainder. "Let me buy a brick
    and get the other on consignment" -- 50 Cent (Bodegas [????])

    (n) Vagina.

    (adj) Okay as in "good" or "good idea".

    coqui 900
    1) (n) A type of malt liquor. "Coqui 900" -- Schoolly D. (Coqui 900 [??]).
    2) (n) A kind of frog native to Puerto Rico.

    county blues
    (n) Prison-issue clothes.

    1) (n) Compton in the phonebook. Call it CPT for ease of use. "Claimin' they are from
    the CPT" -- N.W.A. (Compton's in the house [1990])
    2) (n) Short for "Colored People Time"; being late.
    3) (n) Phonebook abbreviation for Compton.
    4) (n) Colored People's Time.

    (n) Derogatory name for a member of the Crips, an L.A. gang, used by members of the
    Bloods, another L.A. gang. On the album "Damu ridas" there is a song called "Fucc

    (n) Synthetic drug, extremely addictive.

    crack a brew
    (v) Open a beer. "Crack another 40, smoke some kill" -- Schoolly D. (Smoke some

    (n) Originally a term from Reconstruction time (1870) to mean southern men. Now it
    means white bigot, from whip-cracker or slavedriver. "Got a little problem with
    the redneck cracker" -- Ice Cube (The Predator).

    1) (adj) Besides meaning insane or extremely daring, it is kind of synonymous with
    2) (adj) Extremely or very. "Crazy fly bitches" -- Ice-T (???).

    (n) Money. From: Cash Rules Everything Around Me, by the Wu-Tang Clan.

    1) (v) To sneak up on someone.
    2) (v) To be unfaithful in a relationship.

    (n) Los Angeles street. Know for it's sunday nights, where people go to floss phat
    cars, get their mack on, chill, etc.

    (n) Group, band.

    (n) Home. "Black Ceasar at the crib" -- Public Enemy (Burn Hollywood Burn [1990])

    (n) Member of the Crips gang.

    (n) Short for Cristal champagne, an expensive kind of champagne produced in
    France by the winery Champagne Louis Roederer since 1876. A handful of New York
    rappers, including Biggie Smalls, Puff Daddy and Jay-Z have referenced the drink in
    their songs, skyrocketing the prices paid for the brand. $500 per bottle is not an
    uncommon price; mentioning the brand announces that you're living the highest of the
    high life. <EM>"We drunk, drinkin' that chrissy!"</EM> -- Big Tymerz (#1 Stunner

    (n) News, after the newsreader Walter Cronkite. "Grand Puba and Studd Doogie
    droppin' Cronkite" -- Grand Puba (A little of this).

    (n) See Brooklyn.

    cross fader
    (n) Fading switch to select the left or right turntable. Without it, scratching
    wouldn't sound too good.

    (v) Driving around, preferably showing off your car.

    (adj) Hype, phat.

    1) (adj) Hype, phat. "Tonight is going to be crunk" -- ??.
    2) (adv) To get crunk: to have a good time. <EM>"Long as everybody get crunk in the
    drop"</EM> -- Lil Bow Wow (Bounce with me [2000]).

    1) (n) A record, the latest hit
    2) (n) A recently received haircut.
    3) (v) Cutting wax: scratching a record. "Rip the cut!" -- Just Ice (Back to the old
    school) [198?]
    4) (n) Behind, or out of the way. "I glance in the cut and I see my homey Nate" -- Warren G
    (Regulate [1994]).

    cut up
    (n) Vagina. "I gots to get me some cut up!" -- Kriss Kross (??? [??]).

    1) (n) homeboy or homegirl.
    2) (n) Cousin, apparently a Crip term.

    D's, Dayton's
    (n) An expensive brand of alloy wheels. "Rollin' in my fo' on D's, hittin' the
    switches" Dr. Dre (Let me ride [1992]).

    D-Town, The D
    (n) Detroit, with its own sound, D-Funk.

    (n) Police term: "dead on arrival".

    (n) Acronym for "death row". "For you's a fool D.R." -- Dr Dre (Still D-R-E [1999])

    (n) See marijuana. "Go on and hit the dank" -- Too Short.

    1) (n) Sort of high-five type of handshake. "Gimme a dap, I'll give you one back" -- Ice
    T. (Ziplock [1991])
    2) (n) Dignity and Pride, old slang (think 70's here).

    dead presidents
    (n) Money. Most American dollarbills have a former president of the United States
    on them. "I'm out for dead presidents to represent me" -- NAS (The world is yours

    deal with
    (v) To take care of business.

    1) (n) A unit of measure. "It was a crew four deep" -- D-Nice (??).
    2) (n) A hip hop clothing manufacturer (X-Large).
    3) (adj) Heavy in the hippy sense of the word.

    1) (adj) Really good, the bomb. The word has been officially buried by BET. "But you
    still think our music is def, right?" -- De La Soul (Brain washed follower [??]).
    2) (adj) the standard of excellence.
    3) (adj) Some more info on def: comes from the expression "Death O.J." but I think
    first used on record in "Rapper's Delight". As Nelson George defines it:"In
    "Rapper's Delight" the term "Death OJ" is used. In current slang "death" means
    something good, while "OJ" is a reference to a big car: Erstwhile football star and
    all-around adman O.J. Simpson does Hertz commercials featuring Ford and Lincoln
    Mercury cars. If we add "death" to Ford and Lincoln Mercury cars (leaving out any
    disrespectful reference to Pintos), we come up with the "Rapper's Delight" character
    driving off in a Lincoln Continental." From _Buppies, B-Boys, Baps & Bohos: Notes on
    Post-Soul Black Culture_ by Nelson George.

    Def Jam
    1) (n) A great record.
    2) (n) One of the first big labels for rap artists, founded by Rick Rubin, led by
    Russels Simmons.

    (n) "Delf" was quoted for the first time by Parrish Smith when EPMD's last album was
    released in 1992. It was in a Source interview and it's about the same as "self" like
    going for delf (self). "Release yo delf" -- Da Method Man (Release yo delf [1994]).

    1) (n) A "deuce deuce" is a .22 caliber handgun. "About to get loose with the deuce
    deuce" -- Ice Cube (Gangsta fairytale II [1993]).
    2) (n) 20 ounce of liquor.

    (n) an enemy, usually white people. "The devil made me do it" -- Paris (the devil
    made me do it) [??].

    (n) penis. "Mister Big Dick, who do you think you are?" -- Schoolly D. (Mr. Big

    1) (v) To understand; "can you dig it?"
    2) (v) To like.

    dig out
    (v) To have sexual intercourse. "By 2 am. I was diggin' her out" -- Ice Cube (Ghetto
    bird [1993]).

    (n) Pistol. "Made a move for my Dillon; and all I remember the Gangsta Lean was
    killin'" -- ?? (??? [??]).

    1) (n) Ten dolar bag of marijuana. Due to price variations the price may actually be
    higher for the same bag.
    2) (n) "To drop a dime", to fink. The term has probably descended from the time when
    phone calls were 10 cents, and is related to the notion of moving gossip quickly, as
    one would drop a dime into the phone to make a call.
    3) (n) Ten as in a rating on a woman's beauty. "Slaying dime honeys".

    1) (v) Dipping is what a car with a hydraulic suspension does. "Set trippin', fo'
    dippin'" -- Ice Cube (Friday [1995]).
    2) (v) To pay more attention to other people's business than to one's own.
    3) (v) To leave, "Yo, let's dip to the mall".
    4) (adj) Dressed in the latest fashion, "looking fresh dipped".

    (v) Insult or thwart in a social manner, short for disrespect. "Challenge BDP,
    you'll get dissed, expect it" -- Boogie Down Productions (Part time sucker [1988]).

    (n) Disc Jockey, means MC in Jamaica. "My DJ Derek B is best" -- Derek B. (Get down

    (n) See down low.

    1) (n) Hairdo.
    2) (v) Having sex.
    3) (v) Killing someone.

    1) (v) To tear something up like a dog would do.
    2) (v) To insult someone in front of his friends.
    3) (v) To have sex the doggy way. "You don't love me, you just love my doggy style" --
    Snoop Doggy Dog (What's My Name [??]).
    4) (n) a form of addressing, not meant to be offensive. "This one here's on tha up, dog"
    -- Juvenile feat. Hot Boys (A Million and One Things [????])
    5) (n) a friend, "That's my Dog". Road ~: West Coast gangsta for friend.

    doing a buck 50
    (v) To speed or get out of a bad situation. Derived from a "buck", or dollar. A buck
    fifty would then be 1.50, referring to doing 150 miles per hour.

    (n) Like delf/self, dolo/solo. I go for dolo -- ??? (?? [??]).

    (n) A person's big head, skull, gun against your head.

    1) (n) Narcotics.
    2) (adj) Great, addictive.

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    (n) Seller of narcotics. "If you see somebody getting pussy for crack, he's the
    dopeman, dopeman" -- N.W.A. (Tha Dopeman [1988])

    Double 99
    (n) The street East 99th and St. Clair in Cleveland. Home of the group Bone Thugs'n

    double deuce juice
    1) (n) 22 oz of cold 45 ml beer.
    2) (n) Colt 45 (the Billy D. juice).

    (n) Money. "Don't you know when the dough get low, the juice go" -- Mobb Deep
    (Survival of the fittest [??]).

    down low
    (n) Covert, secret, "hush hush", derived from low profile".

    down with
    (adv) To be down with: to be sympathetic to something, or to be friends with

    (n) Dogg pound gangsta.

    (n) Pants, underpants.

    (adj) Sometimes pronounced "drawlin'", Philly slang meaning that one is acting
    in such a way as to draw attention to oneself in public, usually in an
    embarrassing manner.

    (n) A gang form of execution; armed with guns they drive by their victims, take a
    shot at them, and drive off. "With your drive-by's it took time to getcha, but now
    I'm gonna wetcha" -- Ice Cube (I'm gonna wetcha [1993])

    (n) Convertible car. <EM>"Long as everybody get crunk in the drop"</EM> -- Lil Bow
    Wow (Bounce with me [2000]).

    drop / throw bows
    1) (v) Dance. In the "Southern Hospitality" video Ludacris is doing the dance where
    he holds up his fists and looks like he's punching the sky, throwing up his elbows
    (hence "'bows"). Also, when females are freak dancing, they might "drop it like it's
    hot", and make their knees touch their elbows, which is why Ludacris talks about
    women droppin 'bows.
    "If you's a pimp and you know you don't love them hoe's...
    Drop bows on 'em." and "Catch them in the club throwing pretty ass bows" -- Ludacris
    (Southern Hospitality [2000]).
    2) (v) To fight using elbows.

    drop science, drop knowledge
    (v) To demonstrate wisdom or skill. "I'm droppin' science" -- 7a3 (Coolin' in
    Cali) [1988]

    Dropping a Dime
    (v) Informing.

    (n) Dick sucking lips; oral sex.

    (n) Car wheel rims. "can I get a WOOP WOOP to these
    niggaz from all my bitches who
    don't got love for niggaz without doves" -- Jay Z (Can I get a...[????])

    (n) Money, from "ducats": coins. He's gettin' juiced for his duckets" -- N.W.A. (I
    ain't the one [1988]).

    dukey rope
    (n) Fat gold chain.

    (v) To act stupid, from the english "dumb". "Ya dummin'" -- Funkdoobiest (You're

    1) (n) Used like the word son. "What up, dun?" -- Nas (Represent [1994]).
    2) (adj) Very dark, used in a negative setting as in dark and ugly. "They always let the
    motherfucking dun nigger
    hold the cash." -- Lil Kim (Queen Bitch [????]).

    (v) To use PCP, a strong hallucinogen that reportedly makes one almost inhumanly
    strong, also known as "Angel Dust". "Like the Hudson on PCP, when I'm dustin'" --
    Wu-Tang Clan (Proteck ya neck [1993]).

    Dutch Master
    (n) Dutch Master is a brand of cigars. When rolling a serious blunt, the tobacco is
    removed from a cigar and replaced with marijuana. "Slit a nigga back like a Dutchmasta
    killa" -- Wu-Tang Clan (???).

    (n) Derogatory term for lesbian. "Dumb ass hooker ain't nuttin' but a dyke" --
    N.W.A. (Gangsta Gangsta [1989])

    (interj) Short for "yes, bring it on". St. Louis term used frequently by rapper

    E.Z. Wides
    (n) Extra wide rolling paper for marijuana cigarettes. "Don't hide the crop cause
    I got the E.Z. Wides"

    East Boogie
    (n) A predominately Black city called East St. Louis. Home of Miles Davis.

    East Saint
    (n) See East Boogie.

    (n) Short for El Producto cigars. "I contact eleven El's and macs in heaven" -- Nas
    (One time 4 your mind [1994]).

    (n) A pound of marijuana.

    Elijah Muhammad
    (n) Elijah Poole, a Georgia-born ex-factory worker who founded the black muslim
    movement Nation of Islam in Detroit in 1930, also known as Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
    "Read the book how to eat to live, from Elijah Muhammad, it's a brown paperback" --
    Boogie Down Productions (Beef [1990])

    Elm City, The L
    (n) New haven, Connecticut.

    (n) Money, derived from making ends.

    (n) Spanish word meaning "that" or "that one", used for homeboy. Incidentally, in
    the 70's in California, certain application forms had the choices "black",
    "white", "SA" and "other" for ethnicity, where "SA" stood for "Spanish-American".

    1) (n) The hairdo (see high top fade).
    2) (v) Means to not listen to, erase, or get rid of (kill). Has mutated into various
    other meanings as well as has most other hiphop lingo. It (the phrase) started from
    actually pulling down the fader on a mixer, which of course, results in not listening to
    whomever was on at the time. So Ice Cube wants you to listen to him always and not fade him
    or turn him off... "You can't fade me" -- Ice Cube (You can't fade me).
    3) (n) Term from from the dice-game craps, related to losing. The player rolling the
    dice must have someone to fade them (i.e. to put up money against the money they are
    gambling). If you are faded, you have lost.

    (n) Derogatory term for homosexual man, short for faggot. "...and I thought it was
    a gag, when I thought it was a girl, it was nothing but a fag" -- Schoolly D.
    (Saturday night).

    fag hag
    (n) Woman who only seeks homosexual people for friends. "...who used to be a fag
    hag" -- Grandmaster Flash (The Message [??]).

    fake jacks
    (v) To front, to fake moves. "Cuz the brothers that fake jacks get laid on they
    backs" -- Mobb Deep (??? [??]).

    Farmers Boulevard
    (n) Street in the New York City borough of Queens. Home of L.L. Cool J. "Farmers
    Boulevard, that's where the crib's at, that's where me and E. hang out." -- L.L. Cool J.

    1) (adj) Refering to the federal government. "The reasons are several, most of the
    federal" -- Public Enemy (Black steel in the hour of chaos [1988]).
    2) (adj) Something of exceptional quality or of an extreme nature. Used throughout
    E-40 tapes, probably Bay Area in origin.
    3) (adj) Going federal: rising up in the game.

    Felt Forum
    (n) New York boxing arena, many prominent New York City boxers have boxed there.

    (v) To be hostile to. 2) (v) To need something badly, most often drugs. But you can
    also be a fiend for a dope beat.

    (n) Figure.

    (n) San Francisco district.

    finger on the trigger
    1) (n) Someone with the ~: someone prepared to shoot if necessary. "I got my hand in my
    pocket and my finger's on the trigger" -- Beastie Boys (Posse in effect [1986]).
    2) (n) In a state of readiness, prepared.
    3) (n) In a position of power or authority.

    (n) Heroin.

    (v) As in "being a flake", being untrustworthy. "Yo man there's a lot of brothers
    out there flaking and perpetrating but scared to kick reality" -- N.W.A.
    (Express Yourself [????])

    (v) To show off in a manner of actually flashing material items in the faces of other

    Flatlands, The Flats
    (n) Fairfield, CA (neighboring E-40's home city of Vallejo)
    <EM>"In the
    flatlands it ain't never too late"</EM> -- E-40 (Seasoned [1999]).

    1) (n) Flavour
    2) (n) Flavor Flav, Chuck D's right hand man in Public Enemy.

    (n) The glasses of PE's Flavor. "Don't worry, Flavavision ain't blurry" -- Public
    Enemy (Don't believe the hype).

    (v) "Flay on the mix", serious old school mixing and scratching.

    1) (v) To show one's mettle, flexing one's muscles, showing one's arsenal and
    readiness to put it to use, letting one's pugilistic prowess be known. To strike
    someone, or to get up in someones face for intimidation. "I use my nine when suckas start
    to flex" -- Ice Cube (Man's best friend [1991]).
    2) (v) Scratching, from flexing of the wrist. Rakim used to talk about Eric B being on
    the flex.
    3) (v) To have sexual intercourse.

    (n) Movie. "Scare mothafuckas like Stephen King flicks" -- N.W.A. (Chin Check

    1) (v) Move in and out of something. "Floss the NSX" -- DJ Quick (Dollars and sense).
    2) (v) To show off.

    1) (n) Money.
    2) (v) To rhyme continuously in the same rhyme scheme without stopping.

    (adj) Attractive, beautiful. "Put on the Bally shoes and the fly green socks" --
    Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh (Ladidadi).

    Forty Deuce
    (n) 42nd street, Manhattan, the Times Square area.

    forty dog
    (n) 40 ounce bottle of Olde English 800 malt liquor. "Forty dog, one love" -- Nas
    (One love [1994]).

    (n) See '64.

    1) (v) Dance in a provocative way.
    2) (v) Have sex.
    3) (n) Person who practices the above things; sexually aggressive female (never
    missing a beat).
    4) (v) To take out the filter paper from a Black & Mild pipe-tobacco cigar. "I'm going
    to freak this Mild"

    free world
    (n) Free from incarceration; the world outside of prison. "I really miss my free
    world" -- Convicts (??? [1991]).

    (v) Freestyling is when an MC flows with lyrics right of the top of his or her head. It
    is inpromptu and spontaneous and only the most creative rhymers can do it well.
    It is also a kind of competition between MC's because you have to be good to bust a
    good freestyle. It helps to keep MCs on their toes too, because its is like
    practice. "We gonna do a little freestyle for y'all, and it go like this" -- Schoolly D.
    (Cuttin' and scratchin' [??]).

    1) (adj) New
    2) (adj) Very good.

    (n) San Francisco. Home of JT the bigga figga.

    (v) Pretend to be that which you are not; act tough. "You can't front on that" --
    Beastie Boys (So what'cha want [1992]).

    (n) A variety of fried chicken often cooked op in and around the area of Jackson
    Mississippi. Also known as "Rico".

    (n) Hiphop clothing company founded in 1992. FUBU is an acronym for "For Us, By Us",
    referring to the founders purpose: clothes designed by African-Americans for
    African-Americans. Many items from the clothing line display the number "05", which stands for
    the five childhood friends from Queens who founded the company. In an interview
    with HarlemLive, Carl Brown and Keith Perrin of FUBU state: "There were five of us
    all out of Queens, we grew up together as friends and remained friends. With
    $5,000 seed money we were able to start our business." In 1999 FUBU reported an annual
    turnover of about $350 million. "Under the FUBU is a guru" -- Common (The 6th Sense

    (n) (n,v) This is the most powerful word in the American English language. It can be
    the very best or the very worst. You might enjoy getting your brains fucked out,
    but then again you might not.

    1) (adj) Malodorous.
    2) (n) The essence of being, as in faking the funk.

    funky drummer
    (n) Famous drumtrack by Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's drummer. Often used in

    (adj) Contraction of the phrase "for real"; something known to be true. "On the
    furilla, my nigga, just call me Scarface" -- Geto Boys (Scarface [1989]).

    1) (n) Anything that starts with a G. E.g. God, Gangsta, Girl, Guy. As in "Whatup, G?".
    2) (v) To have sexual intercourse. E.g. Sir Mix-a-Lot's self titled EP has a song
    called "Let's G".
    3) (n) Money, from Grands or thousands, for example a hundred G's equals $100,000. "I
    clock G's while you clock Z's" - EPMD (??? [??]).

    G'd up
    (adv) Dressed to kill, like a bawla.

    (n) Gangsta funk. Examples: Snoop Doggy Dogg, Warren G & Nate Dog.

    (n) To harass. Especially being "gaffled" by the police.

    (adj) Past tense of "to gaffle". The state of being messed up; a misfortunate

    1) (v) Wooing. "Cause I'm gamin' on a female that's gamin' on me" -- N.W.A. (I ain't the
    one [1988]).
    2) (v) In the game, whatever the game might be. A game is some way to make money or
    advance oneself, or just a game.
    3) (adv) To be game, do be down with.

    (n) Group of organised criminals. The main gangs in Northern California are (in
    random order): 1. Bloods 2. Norte 3. Surenos 4. Crips

    1) (v) To commit crimes in a gang.
    2) (v) To to have sex in groups.

    1) (n) A gangster or criminal.
    2) (adj) In the way of a gangster.
    3) (adj) A style of rap that evolved in South Central, Los Angeles.

    gangsta lean
    1) (n) The way a person drives where they lean over to the passenger seat and get really
    low. "Digging the scene with a gangsta lean" -- N.W.A. (Gangsta, gangsta [1988]).
    2) (n) The heaven where gangsters end up, when a homie dies, you pour out a little
    liquor or lean the bottle over to spill liquor. "This is for my homies kickin' it in the
    Gangsta Lean" -- DRS (Gangsta Lean [1992]).

    (n) See marijuana. "Ganja business controls America" -- Boogie Down Productions
    (Illegal Business [??]).

    (v) Same as skank, ie. to hurt, steal from, or diss in some way. "I guess that's what I
    get, for trying to gank the little homies for their grip" -- Dr. Dre (Lil' ghetto boy

    1) (n) To show someone a sign of disrespect.
    2) (n) Make stupid face towards someone you don't like. "The same people that got
    gasfaced last year" -- 3rd Bass (No master plan, no master race [1991])

    1) (n) Refers to any gun. It originates from Gattling, the name of the man who invented
    the machine gun (the Gattling gun). 2)
    2) (n) Hip-Hop Clothing Co.
    3) (v) To shoot someone. "What now: gotta duck, they're gonna gatt me" -- Cypress Hill
    (Lick A Shot [????])

    (n) A shotgun. "Hopped in his caddy, loaded his 12 gauge" -- Schoolly D (Signifying
    rapper [??]).

    George Clinton
    (n) One of the most sampled men alive, creator of the P-Funk.

    get burned
    (v) To catch a sexually transmitted disease. Specifically refers to the burning
    sensation caused by gonorrhoea when urinating. "Stay in the microwave too long you'll
    get burned" -- Kool Moe Dee (Go see the doctor [??]).

    get busy
    1) (v) Have sex.
    2) (v) eat "Ya mama is so big and fat that she can get busy with 22 burritoes, but times
    are rough, I seen her in the back'a taco bell with handcuffs" -- Pharcyde (Ya Mama)

    get/give head/skull
    (v) Receive/give fellatio.

    get/give props
    (v) See props.

    ghetto bird
    (n) Police helicopter. "Motherfuck you and your punk ass ghetto bird." -- Ice Cube
    (Ghetto Bird [1993]).

    ghetto sled
    (n) car, usually American made, that generally sports a rusted body covered with
    house paint. Synonym of hooptie.

    (n) Out of here: "I'm ghost".

    gift of gab
    (n) The ability to talk anyone into anything.

    (n) Austrian manufacturer of handguns. People usually mean the 9mm glock, which
    can hold up to 20 rounds, plus one in the chamber. With an extended clip they can
    hold up to 33 rounds. Most of the Glock is made of steel, but it is wrapped in a plastic
    cover, giving the gun a futuristic feel to it.

    (n) Material made into jackets and other clothing. Also made into high durability
    boots. "Bow to the group in the boots" -- Sir Mix-a-lot (Gortex [1989]).

    government cheese
    (n) On welfare.

    (n) See marijuana. "But I smoke 'em like grass, just like Cheech and Chong" -- Dr.
    Dre (Keep Their Heads
    Ringin' [1995])

    1) (n) "Guard your grill": protect yourself, grill" stands for your teeth, protect
    your face from getting punched. "I got the skill, I'll bust ya in the grill" -- House
    of Pain (Shamrocks and Shenanigans [??]).
    2) (n) Front of a car.

    1) (n) Ability on the microphone.
    2) (n) Gun.
    3) (n) Money. "I guess that's what I get, for trying to gank the little homies for their
    grip" -- Dr. Dre (Lil' ghetto boy [??]).

    (n) Ford Mustang GT, also known as the "five-point-oh" for it's 5.0L V-8.

    (n) Grand theft auto, legalese for stealing a car. "It's all about makin' that GTA"
    -- Eazy-E (Boyz in the hood [1989]).

    (n) Irish brand of beer. "Damn, they wanna label me a menace cuz I'm sittin' here
    sippin' on Guiness" --
    2Pac (Fuck The World [1995])

    (n) Houston, home of The 5th Ward.

    1) (adv) Tough. "Cause I'm too hard to lift" -- Dr. Dre (Let me ride [??]).
    2) (adv) Erected. "Ya dicks on hard" -- Dr. Dre (In your own dogs [??]).

    (adj) True to what you claim.

    (n) See marijuana. "They got hash took the stash left the rest for me" -- 2Pac (To
    Live & Die In L.A. [1996])

    1) (v) To look at something.
    2) (v) To stare down someone.
    3) (n) The wind, especially when it is blowing hard.

    (n) Someone who earned respect.

    (adv) A hell of a lot. "I got hella scrilla" -- ??? (??? [??]).

    (n) Brand of Cognac. "Take this Hennessey!" NAS -- (The Genesis [1994]).

    1) (n) Marijuana, comes from herbs. "Herbalz in my mouth" -- 3rd Bass (Herbalz in my
    mouth [1991]).
    2) (n) Semen (mentioned in an interview once by 3rd Bass).

    high top fade
    (n) Haircut high on the top, fading down to close cut on the sides "Livin' in fear of
    my shade or my high top fade" -- Public Enemy (??? [??]).

    (n) Greeting where you slap hands together in the air, as opposed to low-five,
    where you slap hands at waist height.

    (v) To ignore or disrespect someone by not acknowledging their presence.
    "Bitches get mad cause we highside" -- Big Mike (Smoke 'em and & choke 'em [??]).

    (n) In Jamaican ska era, 60's, a DJ would spin and cut the wax and a MC would sing or
    shout or dub poetry over it. That's the roots of hiphop which were brought to New York
    City by Kool DJ Herc, but hip-hop or rap was created in New York City.

    1) (n) Hooker, prostitute, from the Southern pronounciation of the word whore. "She
    ain't nothing but another ho, according to the system" -- KRS-One (Exhibit D.
    2) (v) To sell out.

    ho cake
    (n) Vagina.

    hold the fort down
    (v) To represent where you are from. "If so hold the fort down and represent to the
    fullest" -- Nas (One Love [1994]).

    1) (n) Vagina.
    2) (n) Gun chamber. "16 in the clip and one in the hole" -- Nate Dogg (Regulate [??]).

    (v) To shout.

    (n) See ho.

    (n) Close friend.

    (n) Female equivalent of homeboy. "Homegirls, see a guy you like? Just grab him in
    the biscuits... and doowutchalike" -- Digital Underground (Doowutchalike

    (n) A close relative or friend. "My homeskillet gets me the goods whenever I want"
    -- ?? (?? [??]).

    (n) See homeboy. "But I wish he could have said it to my dead homey" -- Ice Cube (Dead
    Homiez [1990]).

    (n) Female, generally attractive.

    Honey Dip
    (n) pretty young ladies with golden brown complexions.

    (n) The neighbourhood, usually a poor community.

    (n) T-shirt or sweatshirt with hood attached to it.

    (n) A criminal; drugdealer, car thief, stick up kid. "Hoodlums and hustlers and
    bangers with Jheri-curls" -- Ice T. (Lifestyles of the rich and infamous [1991])

    (n) female, generally sexually promiscuous, and not upwardly mobile "Homies in
    the hood labeled her as a hoodrat" -- Domino (Ghetto jam [1993])

    (n) A hook, used in load of songs, is an aspect of popular or commercial music that
    "grabs" people and makes it easy to like like or remember the song. For example, the
    riff from "Son of a Preacher Man" used in Cypress Hill's "Hits from the Bong" [1993]
    is an example of a hook. "Check out the hook while I drop crazy rhymes" -- ???

    (n) Old car in bad shape.

    (n) Blunt. "It's a hoota of the Buddah blessed"

    hop on the side
    (v) To get on the passenger side of a car.

    (n) Vertical jump, usually related to basketball. "He's got mad hops" -- ??? (???

    (n) A very attractive female. "This hottie got a body and I wanna get naughty" -- Sir
    Mixalot (Sprung on the Cat [1992]).

    (n) Person who blindly follows simple-minded people, the term was used by Malcolm
    X. In slavery days, you had house slaves and field slaves. The house slaves were
    "well behaved" and were "rewarded" by being allowed to work in the "big house" close
    to the master. The field slaves were "rough" and only suited for field work. Thus
    the people were divided and pitted against themselves, instead of the common

    (n) Hunter's Point, a San Francisco district.

    Huey P. Newton
    (n) Founder of the Black Panther movement along with H. R. Brown and Bobby Seale.
    Mentioned in a few PE songs.

    (v) Coming at someone.

    (n) Hydroponic marijuana, which is due to an agricultural technique of
    cultivation in the production of cannabis, a more potent product. "Hydro, me just can't
    let me, high go " - Bone Thugs 'n Harmony (Buddah lovas [1995]).

    1) (n) Statements made about something before that thing comes out, especially wild
    statements guessing about the things nature (whether positive or negative). For
    example, record companies will often put many advertisements out before a record
    comes out. Before Public Enemy's album came out there was much negative hype in the
    media. "Yo Harry! You're a writer; are we that type? Don't believe the hype..." --
    Public Enemy (Don't believe the hype).
    2) (adj) Cool. "Too damn hype" -- Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (??? [1988]).

    (n) The Intelligent Black Womens Coalition, a group that Yo-Yo is a member of.

    1) (n) Diamonds or jewelry with diamonds in it. "Hands smothered in ice." -- Ice-T
    (Bitches 2 [1991]).
    2) (n) On ice - at the morgue.
    3) (n) Ice or ice cream: drugs, or cocaine in particular.

    1) (v) To be obnoxious, or to act weird, as in eating dogfood. "You be illin'" --
    RUN-DMC (You be illin' [1986]).
    2) (adj) Negative.
    3) (adj) Positive. "Most illinest b-boys" -- Beastie Boys (Rhymin' and stealing

    (n) East-orange, NJ. Home of Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah.

    (n) Type of popular low-cost car made by Chevrolet in the seventies. The car is
    popular with low riders, especially the 1964 model. '63, '62 and '65 models are also
    sometimes used. Ice Cube's car in "Boyz 'n the hood" was an Impala. "Knew her from the back
    of my homeys Impala" -- Ice Cube (You can't fade me [1990]).

    in check
    1) (n) Under control by someone else. Probably from a game of chess.
    2) (adv) Under control, due to skills. "I got you all in check" -- Busta Rhymes (Woo
    Hah! [1996]).

    in foe deep
    (n) A term used to refer to a car that contains four people at once. "In foe deep we
    creep" -- RBL Posse (Don't give me no bammer [??]).

    in the house
    (n) Present, here. "Compton's in tha house" -- N.W.A. (Compton's in tha house

    in [full] effect
    (adv) Present and taking place.

    (n) Marijuana from Indonesia. "Indo smoke up in your lungs like that" -- Dr. Dre
    (Rat-tat-tat-tat [1992]).

    1) (v) To rob someone face to face. "Lets see who the fuck I'ma jack today" -- Ice Cube
    (Robin hood [??]).
    2) (n) Nothing, "I ain't got jack to give you".

    jack roll
    (v) To rob the helpless.

    (n) Short for carjacker.

    (n) Anybody who is at least five years younger than you are. The word is from old taxi
    drivers who date young high school girls and when high school guys go out with junior
    high school students.

    (n) The police.

    1) (n) song, cut, track. "This is the dope Jam!" -- Public Enemy (Night the living
    baseheads [1989]).
    2) (n) The sweet stuff - like honey.
    3) (n) Slam dunk in basketball.
    4) (n) To lock up, like when a bullet gets caught up in the chamber of a gun the gun jams.

    James Brown
    (n) One of the funkiest and most sampled men alive.

    1) (n) Penis. "All the fly ladies are on my jammy" -- Beastie Boys (The new style
    2) (n) Gun. "Pulled out the jammy aimed it at the sky" -- Beastie Boys (Paul Revere

    1) (adj) Bad, flawed (northern California)
    2) (adj) Good, smooth (souther California). "Dub C, nigga, still janky as fuck!" --
    W.C. and the Maad Circle (Intro [1995]).

    1) (n) Another word for joint, a marijuana cigarette. "Back in Philly, they call me da
    jawn" -- Bahamadia (Total Wreck [??]).
    2) (n) Any type of thing, as in "Yo, check this jawn out".

    (n) Vagina.

    (v) To leave in a hurry.

    (n) Wetlook, curly hairstyle. "Hoodlums and hustlers and bangers with
    Jheri-curls" -- Ice T. (Lifestyles of the rich and infamous [1991])

    (n) To have a lot of money or riches. "DKNY, oh my I'm jiggy" -- Junior M.A.F.I.A.
    (Player's Anthem [1995]).

    (n) See Jimmy.

    (n) Penis. "Never sleep alone because Jimmy is a magnet" -- Beastie Boys (3 Minute
    rule [1989]).

    Jimmy hat/cap
    (n) Condom.

    1) (n) Crotch. Being on someone's jock means trying to get involved with someone for
    his money or his status etc. The best definition can be found on Ice Cube's "Kill at
    will" in the full version of the song "Get off my dick and tell yo bitch to come here".
    2) (v) To sweat someone.

    (v) To taunt or to make fun, see snap.

    (n) A craving for something. It is said to come from Jones Alley in Manhattan where
    junkies used to live. E.g.: "Baseball Jones": needing baseball, "love Jones": a dire
    craving for someone, "Jonesing for some MJ": wanting some marijuana. I got a love
    Jones for your body and skin tone" -- Method Man & Mary J. Blidge (You are all I need

    (n) Japanese People Time; being early or on time.

    1) (n) Having hydraulics.
    2) (v) To squeeze the juice out of something. "You can't juice Ice Cube, girl" --
    N.W.A. (I ain't the one [1988]).
    3) (n) "To have juice means you kiss and lick a lot of booty" -- KRS-One (Blackman in
    effect [1990]).
    4) (n) Respect, e.g. the movie "Juice".
    5) (n) Alcohol, as in "being juiced up" or get juice for the party".
    6) (n) Willpower.

    (n) North Carolina "New York, North Kakalaka and Compton." -- A Tribe Called Quest
    (Scenario [??]).

    (n) A brand of hat. LL Cool J used to wear this along with other east coast rappers. It
    has a kangaroo on the side, but brothers wore them with the 'roo in front. "Went
    back in, I forgot my Kangol" -- Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh (Ladidadi).

    (n) Short for "Karl Kani," which is a clothes label popular in the hood.

    (n) Radio station that broadcasted from Crenshaw in South Central LA, and was
    devoted to local underground Hip Hop. The musical director of KDAY was Greg Mack, and
    he single handedly turned NWA from an unknown group to superstars. It signed Dr.
    Dre and DJ Yella in 1983 to broadcast their own Mix Show, as the Wreckin' Crew. "It
    (KDAY) was percieved as a Rap station cause we played rap no one else would" (Greg
    Mack, as interviewed by Brian Cross in the book "It's not about a salarie"). KDAY was
    sold in 1990, and was turned into a business network. The defunct radio station
    symbolizes to a lot of rappers coming out of LA area the shutting down of black voice in
    America. "This is K-Eazy E, wassup y'all this is Greg Mack, Mack Attack" -- Eazy-E
    (Radio [1988]).

    (n) Kilo, often used in conjuction with cocaine. "Dope, like a pound or a key" --
    N.W.A. (Tell 'em what your name is [1988]).

    (n) Hip-hop clothing, brown/tan colored pants. "Wearin ghackis, mob while ya
    ryhme, little fag tried to sag" -- Eazy-E (Real Motherphuckkin' G's [1993]).

    (n) See sneakers.

    1) (n) See marijuana. "Crack another 40, smoke some kill" -- Schoolly D. (Smoke some
    2) (n) To be dope on the microphone.

    (n) A pest. "Leave Flavor Flav alone, knocka" -- Public Enemy (Cold lampin' with
    Flavor [1988]).

    knocking boots
    (v) To have sexual intercourse. The knock refers to the man's hips hitting the
    woman's ass, which produces a slapping sound. The motion litterally knocks her boots
    (buttocks). "Bring your friend, I likes you two's I'll knock the boots, the sneakers and
    the house shoes." -- Digital Underground (Flowing on the D-line [??]).

    knuckle up
    (v) Prepare to fight, by closing and raising ones fists.

    1) (n) The late train. "I'm on the L train going insane" -- The Roots (Silent
    2) (n) Elevated trains in Chicago or NYC.

    (n) Los Angeles. In particular the phrase "LA 1992" indicates the riots that broke
    out after the Rodney King trial.

    (n) Salt Lake City, Utah.

    1) (v) To hang out next to a streetlamp. "I'm on the street, cold lampin'" -- Public
    Enemy (Cold lampin' with Flavor).
    2) (v) To relax while others panic.

    Land of Dope
    (n) Oakland.

    Land of the Heartless
    (n) Cleveland, Ohio.

    lay pipe
    (v) Having sexual intercourse. "Cause a nigga like me'll lay plenty of pipe" -- Ice
    Cube (I'm only out for one thang).

    (n) Phonebook abbreviation for Long Beach city, California. Home of 21 & Lewis.
    "With so much drama in the LBC" -- Snoop Doggy Dogg (Gin and Juice).

    leather Tuscadero
    (n) Female equivalent of The Fonz that appeared on Happy Days. "Now he's zipped up
    like leather Tuscadero" -- Ice Cube (We had to tear this motherfucker up [1992]).

    leg pull
    (n) From: to pull someones leg, to make a joke. No leg pulls means no jokes; speak the
    truth. "No leg pulls kid".

    (n) Japanese luxury car. "Drivin' a Lexus with a death wish" -- Nas (Watch them
    niggas [1996]).

    1) (v) Hanging around with friends of family.
    2) (n) A casual gathering of friends and family. "This lime has no juice", this
    gathering is dull.

    (n) A line of cocaine. From the spanish "una lina" which translates to one line.

    (adv) Great. "Is it live?" -- L.L. Cool J (Is it live? [??]).

    (n) Cocaine, crack; it is a Spanish word, and the double l's are pronounced as
    "y"'s. Used in the movie "Scarface" [1983]. The bitch came back with a bag of llello"
    -- Ice Cube (Once upon a time in the projects [1991]).

    1) (n) Term used for local person.
    2) (n) Crazy one, from the Spanish "loco", often used for friends or locals in a
    positive way. "Don't you know I'm loco?" -- Cypress (Insane in the brain [1993]) Hill
    (Insane in the brain [1993])
    3) (n) Lock or locks, as in Jheri-curls, but always pronounced with the long o as in
    4) (v) To "go loc" means to get ready for a drive-by or to shoot someone. This means
    putting on dark glasses, skullies, caps and generally getting hard to identify.
    5) (n) To get high. "We was in the park gettin' loc-ed" -- ???

    (n) Short for dredlocks.

    Long Beach
    (n) City south of Compton. "Rollin' from the East Side south of Compton, see a big
    ass, and I say 'word', took a look at the face, and the bitch was to the curb!" --
    N.W.A. (8 ball (remix) [1988])

    (n) Louis Vuitton gear.

    low low
    (n) Lowrider car with adjusted suspension. "Hitting them corners in them low
    low', girl" - Dr. Dre (Still Dre [????])

    (v) Adjusting the suspension of a car to get it closer to the ground. Since it is
    illegal to drive that way, people have hydraulic systems to adjust the height of the
    car while driving, making it bounce.

    1) (n) Long Play, a nine or ten song regular tape.
    2) (n) A vinyl record.

    (v) To act stupid or crazy.

    (n) See beamer. M3 is a special edition model from the BMW 3-series range. "purple
    M3s and jet skis" -- Nas (If I Ruled the World [1996]).

    Mac 10
    (n) The Ingram Mac-10 30 to 36-shot submachine pistol firing standard 9mm caliber
    (.38 in) bullets. The American version of the Israeli Uzi. Most "Tens" are
    actually smuggled Czech M-61s. "The Mac 10 is in the grass and I run like a cheetah with
    thoughts of an assassin" -- Nas (??? [1994]).

    1) (n) Pimp.
    2) (v) Being a pimp. "Mackin' is a game and everybody's playing it" -- Ice Cube (Who's
    the mack [1991])
    3) (n) The Mack, an early 70's Blacksploitation film shot in Oakland, CA.
    4) (n) Ladies Man "I love the ladies and they love me right back, now who's the Mack" --
    Ice T. (??? [??]).
    5) (v) To steal.
    6) (v) To have sex. "You know, I was all getting my macks on with her"

    (adj) Extremely, very, a large quantity. "His jeep was pumpin' mad bass" -- ???

    (n) Someone who sells drugs.

    1) (n) Short for magazine, as in clip or ammo insert.
    2) (n) Short for Magnum.

    (n) Money. Mo' mail than the rest of the pushers -- E-40 (??? [??]).

    making ends
    1) (v) Dominoes term, you win when you make ends. "So make all the ends you can make, cuz
    when you're broke you break" -- Dr. Dre (Lil' ghetto boy [1992])
    2) (n) To make money. Think of the phrase "The ends justify the means". The ends may be
    taken to mean money.

    Malcolm [Malcolm X]
    (n) Malcolm X, civil rights activist leader, gunned down at the age of 35 at the
    Audubon Ballroom on the north edge of Harlem in New York in 1965 as he spoke to hundreds
    of followers. He represented the largely urban North. Member of Nation of Islam
    until 1964. Wrote many texts, interviews, notes and speeches from 1950-1963, of
    which some can be considered racist. Renounced these points of view in his last

    (n) Dried leaves and flowering tops of the pistillate hemp plant that yield THC
    (tetrahydrocannabinol, the physiologically active chemical
    C<sub>21</sub>H<sub>30</sub>O<sub>2</sub> that is the chief intoxicant in marijuana) and are smoked in cigarettes for
    their intoxicating effect. Other reported words for it are: bammer, bionic, bomb,
    brown, bud, buddha, cannabis, cheeba, chronic, dank, doubage, ganja, grass,
    green, groove weed, hash, herb, home-grown, ill, Indo, iszm, Lebanon, Mary Jane
    (mj), maui wowy, method, pot, sess, shake, shit, skunk, stress, tabacci, Thai,
    wacky and weed.

    (v) To chill, hang out.

    1) (n) A sucker, a target for gaffling and crime. "You mark-ass busta, you betta raise
    up" -- Dr Dre (Dre [??].)
    2) (n) Someone who is claiming a set (subset of a Crip or Blood gang) to which he does not

    (v) To have great fun.

    (n) Probably Jamaican, in which case it comes from the TV game shows, Master of
    Ceremonies (although the term existed before TV). It was the only person at a gathering
    that was allowed to use the microphone. Could also stand for Microphone
    Controller, Mic Checka. "The term, MC, stand for Master of Ceremonies" --- A Tribe Called
    Quest (Midnight Marauders [1993]).

    1) (n) Said to be an aphrodisiac. "Funky col' medina" -- Tone Loc (Funky cold medina
    2) (n) Nickname for Brooklyn.
    3) (n) One of the three holy cities in Islam (n) One of the three holy cities in Islam

    (n) Second most holy city of Islam; Nickname for Brooklyn.

    (n) Large breath of crack. "Oh please, oh please, oh please, just gimme just one
    more blast" -- Public Enemy (Megablast).

    meth, method
    (n) See marijuana.

    1) (n) Short for motherfucker.
    2) (n) Short for Mark Ferhman; the police officer who tried to set up O.J. Simpson by
    planting evidence on him.

    (n) Martin Luther King, civil rights leader, shot april 4th, 1968. He represented
    the largely rural South.

    (n) See brother, nigga.

    Moneyearnin' Mount Vernon
    (n) Shabazz, 4th ave, 3rd street. One of the worst corners in Mount Vernon - hood
    hang out, dealers, addicts. Home of Heavy D., Pete Rock and CL Smooth - 77 hillside
    straight up Columbus Hill make a left in Mount Vernon.

    (n) Clothing label. "Moschino on my misstres" -- Notorious B.I.G. (??? [??]).

    (n) Popular brand of twelge gauge shotgun, used by the police. "And I grabbed my 12
    gauge Mossberg pump" -- Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (??? [??]).

    1) (n) Respectless person with no attitude.
    2) (n) Also used to express a form of respect for someone. "My motherfuckin' nigga
    Afrika Islam" -- Ice-T (??? [??]).

    move on
    (v) To mess with. "You move on the Ice and you're going to sleep" -- Ice T (Ziplock).

    (n) Akai MPC-60 sampling sequencer/drum machine, Akai's answer to the SP-12,
    popular especially in the early 90's. Most hip-hop producers have a machine of the

    (n) The Multi Purpose Vehicle, favored by groups because of their large seating
    and cargo capacity. "Dedicated to MPV's, phat" -- Wu-Tang Clan (Can it be all so
    simple [??]).

    (n) (1) Most Valuable Poet (on the mic), compare Most Valuable Player in team
    sports. As used by Big L in the song "MVP".

    nappy dugout
    (n) Vagina. The dugout is the dug-in bench at the side of a baseball field where
    players wait until they are up to play. Nappy comes from hair napping up, sort of the way
    it it on the way to dreading. The nappy dugout would be the dugout (small enclave a
    few steps off the main field) that has nappy hair (pubic hair). "Giving up the
    nappy dugout" -- Ice Cube (Giving up the nappy dugout [??]).

    nappy head
    (n) A head with dreading hair. "Keep your heads nappy" -- Fugees (Nappy Heads

    1) (adj) Nothing; nobody. "I ain't heard shit, I ain't heard nathan" -- The Coup
    (Genocide & Juice [??]).
    2) (n) "Nathan's" is a brand of hot dog.
    3) (n) Natural born pimp.

    Neighbourhood Family
    (n) South Central Blood set associated with Cypress Hill.

    (n) Brick City. Home of RedMan, LOTUG, Artifacts, Channel Live, T-neck.

    (adj) New. When referring to an idividual, implies that he hasn't proven himself.
    "He was a newjack hustler" -- Ice-T (Newjack hustler [??]).

    (n) Five, as in 1995. "Everybody get in where ya fit in for tha nine five, tha nine
    nickel" -- Method Man with Capleton (Wings of the morning [??]).

    (n) Curseword used originally by white people, taken over by black people as a name
    to show their proudness, and take off the edge; positive: "my nigga": my friend.
    I don't want to be called yo nigga" -- Public Enemy (Yo nigga [??]).

    1) (n) [neenyah] Spanish for girl of 5 years or less. Chica is a teenage girl.
    2) (n) [neenah] 9mm. Mixture of correct Spanish pronounciation of the i and NYC or
    Southern dialect ponounciation of the final -er as -ah of the word "niner". Cuz if I got
    my nina then you know I'm straight trippin'" -- Dr. Dre (The Chronic [1992]).

    (n) Spanish term for godfather, as in Nino Brown.From the movie "The Godfather".
    Also Nino Brown in New Jack City.

    no diggety
    (interj) No doubt, no question.

    (n) Nation Of Islam. "Elijah is alive, Louis Farrakhan, NOI" -- Ice Cube (Enemy

    Now Rule
    (n) New Rochelle NY, a suburb of NYC, borders Mount Vernon. Origin of Grand Puba and
    Brand Nubian.

    1) (n) A stupid person. Possible a combination of Numb Skull/Fucker, or maybe
    derived from knuckle head.
    2) (n) Ones best friend. "You call your nigger 'nucker'" -- Digital Underground (if
    it wasn't for the rapping [??]).

    (n) Good sex. "Gimme that nutt" -- Eazy-E (It's on Dr. Dre 187 um killa [1993]).

    (n) Nothing. "Nine times outta ten, she's givin' up nuttin'" -- N.W.A. (I ain't tha
    one [1988])

    (n) Cold medicine that basically puts you to sleep, so you won't stay up all night
    coughing. "Knock ya out like Nyquil" -- Ice Cube(?)

    (n) An ounce of marijuana.

    (n) An Irish name, pointing to the traditionally strong represented Irish in the
    LAPD. "Gonna put a slug in captain O'Malley" -- Cypress Hill (We ain't goin' out like
    that [1993]).

    (n) The O stands for Oakland, the 1-2 for a left-right combination punch. "Up in
    Oakland you might get the O-1-2" -- Father Dom (??? [??]).

    (n) Orlando.

    (n) Short for Old English, a kind of malt liquor. "Coolin' on the corner with a
    bottle of O.E." -- Beastie Boys (Time to get ill [1986]).

    1) (n) Original gangster, which you become when you 'advertise' a gang. People
    should talk about you and link your name with the things you done in the past. This
    includes killings, driveby shootings, spending time in jail, and living up to your
    name. "O.G. Original Gangster" -- Ice T. (Original Gangster [1991]).
    2) (adj) True; original.
    3) (n) Someone who is true to the game, who never sold out.

    1) (n) Reference to a big car: erstwhile football star and all-around adman O.J.
    Simpson does Hertz commercials featuring Ford and Lincoln Mercury cars. Used on
    Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight.
    2) (n) To pull an O.J. on someone: to set someone up, to plant evidence.

    1) (n) Other people's pussy.
    2) (n) Other people's penis.
    3) (n) Other people's property.

    Oaktown, the big O, the O
    (n) Oakland, California. The Westside O and the Eastside O stand for West and East
    Oakland. Home of Too $hort and Luniz.

    on swo
    (adv) Increasing in size, often used in prisons to describe a weight lifter. "My
    bank roll's on swo" -- Snoop Doggy Dogg (??? [??]).

    one love
    (n) (interj.) Farewell bidding, like "peace".

    (n) Police officer. Refered to as one-time as you have one time or one chance to get
    out of the situation alive. "One-time because it's my life on the line" -- Ice Cube
    (??? [??]).

    (n) An uzi semi-automatic gun.

    (n) Black person who wants to be white, or people of mixed race. An oreo is a type of
    cookie black on the outside with white cream filling inside. "A message to the oreo
    cookie" -- Ice Cube (Turn off the radio [1990]).

    (n) Amsterdam (the Netherlands) hood where the foundations of the Dutch
    underground, hardcore hiphop scene were laid. Rap artists such as Jason, West Klan and
    first and foremost The Osdorp Posse are from that part of Amsterdam.

    other level
    (n) A higher degree of consciousness satisfaction; beyond the average. "Grip it
    on that other level" -- Geto Boys (On that other level [1992]).

    ox piece
    (n) Home-made type of gun that people make in the prisons. "I heared you blew a nigga
    with an ox for the phone piece" -- Nas (One love)

    1) (n) Partner, friend.
    2) (n) Pussy. "The P is free" -- BDP (The P is free) 3) (n) Posse.

    (n) Paris. "P-Dog comin' up, I'm staying low" -- Paris (The devil made me do it).

    (n) Music of the George Clinton time period. Parliament Funkadelic was a group in
    that era and it included such artists as George Clinton and Bootsy Collins.

    (n) Paterson.

    (n) Public Enemy.

    1) (n) Paid on delivery.
    2) (n) Passed over-dosed; a deceased person due to an drug over-dose.

    (n) Park Side Killers, Philadelphia gang of which Schoolly D. used to be a member.
    "P.S.K., we're makin' that green" -- Schoolly D. (P.S.K. (what does it mean?)).

    PA, PAT
    (n) Port Arthur, Texas. Referred to throughout UGK and Point Blank albums.

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    What a waste of the site's server space.

    I seek refuge with the Lord of Daybreak

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    First of all....its the double glock, not the double 99. so I question your dictionary abilities.

    WHere are you from?? UZbekistan?? Isn't that were dr. evil hijacked the nukes from in AUstin Powers?

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    ghetto sled
    (n) car, usually American made, that generally sports a rusted body covered with
    house paint. Synonym of hooptie.

    i've never heard this term b4 in my life.

    btw it is impossible to make a dictionary because the slang is too dynamic. it changes too fast to be documented properly. the best you can do is archive old slang.

    you might be able to say this shit in Uzbek but ova here you could get yourself shot for saying these words.

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    why is this thread in KTL?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tectrus Moa View Post
    I'm not going post more pictures of my dick, Style. You guys can forget about it!
    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesJones View Post
    Some of ya'll that are having sex without condoms need to be careful because that shit ain't cool having sex with no condoms.

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    i didnt know that NOI was slang either. I guess CIA and FBI is slang too then.

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    Damn what a waste of peoples time... took me so long to scroll thru i feel the need to post a reply to this waste of sht....

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    Default Northern Lights *weed*

    anyone ever smoked it i want to but nobody got it...whats different about it

    mainly cuz of the rza line "norther lights have u runnin like wild antelope" and the movie trailer for pineapple express they talk about it "that crazy northern lights shit i was talkin about"

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    yeah, I do

    nuthin' special... just some sort of weed...like you got amnesia, haze, kush, orange bud, ....

    Northern light is very nice weed...
    Shaolin shadowboxin' and the wu-tang swordstyle...
    If what you say is true...
    The shaolin and the wu-tang could be dangerous!
    En garde, I'll let you try my wu-tang style...

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    Good weed... but like Katt Williams says...

    I got shit to do so just give me regular weed.

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    yeah thats some nice weed.

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    this dealer i know said the top kinds of weed were "northern lights, white rhino, purple haze"

    i smoked white rhino, it's some strong ass shit.

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    damn some of y'all are so funny

    "i wanna try out this strain !!! and this one too !!!"

    weed is weed, fuck that reg shit smoke that expensive shit and ull be high as a kite no matter what the name of the bud is...

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