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HIP-HOP FROM A TO Z

HIP-HOP: A type of urban music developed by African-Americans. Sometimes used interchangeably with "rap," though rap generally covers words spoken to a rhythm. Hip-hop also describes a cultural movement that includes breakdancing, graffiti art and DJ'ing.

All that: In possession of all good qualities

Boo: Boyfriend or girlfriend

Cold: Intense or mean

Dog: Friend

East Boogie: East St. Louis

Fly: Attractive

Grills: Or "grillz." Dental fronts or caps made of gold or other precious metals and jewels

Hook: The chorus of a song

Ice: Diamonds

Jet: Leave fast

Kakalaka: North Carolina

Lime: Hang around with friends

Marinate: Chill or hang out

No diggety: No doubt

One love: Farewell, or "peace"

Phat: Very cool

Quad City: Orlando

Roly-O: Rolex watch

Step off: Back away from a confrontation

Trifling: Worthless

Uncle L: Musician LL Cool J

Vacuum lungs: Taking a deep smoke

Word up: What's the word? Also, yeah, that's true

Xerox: Copy

Yo: A salutation, like "hey." Also, you or your

Zig Zags: Rolling papers

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