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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A list of hjp English terms translated into “Slanguage” follows the main body of definitions. Seller name Penguin Random House. I do have two minor complaints or suggestions for the 2nd edition. Sometimes the origins of expressions are many times more interesting than the words themselves. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Read more Read less.

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One person found this helpful. 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. In addition, of the 24 hip-hop web sites listed, two were inaccessible.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? These additions would easily make 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.


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English Choose a language for shopping. Read reviews that mention hip hop hip hoptionary terms words word definitions slang. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Finally, the author’s selection criteria are unclear, as many of the words found here can also be found in hoptioary or more of the established dictionaries with the same definitions.

To rate and review, sign in. Why wasn’t the same parenthetical added to the definition of “Asian? Hip Hop at the End of the World: Some examples of the latter include “ego-trippin,” “grapevine,” “cancer sticks,” and “wallflowers. It’s format is friendly to the eye and shows some ceativity on the part of itis contributors. As I holded it in my Hands I promply thought thats too small for all tha Words. And It Don’t Stop: For example, I did not realize that the word “nino”, meaning “crime boss”, hails from “New Jack City” – all this time, I figured it had only to do with weather phenomena.

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I swear, most of the stuff in here is filled with terms my parents use on the daily bases, because it’s out of date. There was an error posting your review. Overall, the book hoptionay be fun and informative-especially for students studying English as a second language.


The book is divided into three sections: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Additional terms Terms of transaction. A list of standard English terms translated into “Slanguage” follows the main body of definitions. No one’s rated or reviewed this product yet. A book for all cultures and races. Making its way from Compton sidewalks to suburban malls, garnering commentary from The Wall Street Hoptiinary alongside Vibehip-hop by definition delivers its messages in the most hoptionray language possible.

I love hip hop, but I hate racism.

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And some of the Words don’t lead to another?