The bumpin’ book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters, all other writers, pop culture fans, linguists, and parents who are just trying. The Paperback of the Hip Hoptionary (TM): The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology by Alonzo Westbrook, Alonzo T. Westbrook | at Barnes. Buy a cheap copy of Hip Hoptionary TM: The Dictionary of Hip book by Alonzo Westbrook. The bumpin’ book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters.

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Westbrook should try delving more into the etymological aspects of hip hop. The book is divided into three sections: Hip hop is not about racism. Seller name Penguin Random House. Searching for phrases is hampered by the pagination, which is limited to odd numbers found on the right-hand pages, and the cross-referencing is inconsistent. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. And tha short delivery Time was greatly. While this Street Language text does have some off quotes and definitions, its core is dedicated to the Hiphop Spirit and has some real knowledge in it.

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Off the ropes and awful dope, so go copp that thang youngin! First of all, why are these racist terms included? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. You should [not buy this book]. Showing of 16 reviews.


This book is filled with old slang mostly stuff used in Learn more about Amazon Prime. Aiming to create a work that “capture[s] the language and preserve[s] the culture of hip-hop, [while also serving] as a tool for education,” New York City-based journalist Westbrook here offers a “hoptionary” defining roughly terms.

I do have two minor complaints or suggestions for the 2nd edition. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Get to Know Us. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Some examples of the latter include “ego-trippin,” “grapevine,” “cancer sticks,” and “wallflowers. Customers who bought this item also bought. For instance, “smell me” is cross-referenced to “feed me,” a phrase that does not appear in the dictionary. However, this list does not include definitions or biographical information, and therefore its purpose is not clear.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A list of standard English terms translated into “Slanguage” follows the main body of definitions. Share your thoughts with other customers.

In addition, of the 24 hip-hop web sites listed, two were inaccessible. It provides an excellent introduction to hip hop terms and expressions since the genre’s inception, along with brief capsules of influential artists and a quite handy English to Hip Hop reverse lookup. From the Trade Paperback edition.


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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. A list of standard English terms translated into “Slanguage” follows the main body of definitions. Making its way from Compton sidewalks to suburban malls, garnering hoptionarh from The Wall Street Journal alongside Vibehip-hop by definition delivers its messages in the most creative language possible.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Capabilities Text to speech. Randy Moe Deezy Kearse. Second, no one in hip hop even calls Asians “nips. Please try again later. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Some examples of the latter include “ego-trippin,” “grapevine,” “cancer sticks,” and “wallflowers.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. These additions would easily hpi the book twice as thick; help preserve older, more obscure terminology; and make Hip Hoptionary feel less like it had been almost produced in a cultural vacuum which presently belies the tremendous amount of research Westbrook has done.