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tip drill

tip drill  n.— «“If you take offense, it’s like you’re saying you are a tip drill,” a street term for a woman in whom men only have a sexual interest.» —“The beat goes on” by Ytasha Womack Chicago...

chillax

chillax  v.— «yo wut up, home slice! welcome to our crib. we’re usually just kickin back and chillaxin, ya know wut i’m sayin.» —“Re: Hello from a 1st Timer” by Gip Usenet: uk.music.rave Sept. 8, 1998. (source:...

rub a dub

rub a dub  n.— «The sound was so powerful that it gave birth to an entire style of reggae meant for slow dancing called “rub a dub.”» —“Rock Through the Ages” by Rob Kenner New York Times May 23, 2004...

lick over

lick over  v.— «Countless Jamaican hits have been achieved by “licking over” or rerecording Studio One rhythm tracks, or riddims, as these instrumentals are known in reggae parlance.» —“Rock Through the Ages” by...

pep

pep  n.— «The introduction of live vocals to the sound systems—which began innocently as just another way to top Dodd?s competition—started in 1956 when Downbeat’s Winston “Count” Machuki stepped out from behind his turntable...

trace

trace  v.— «As that genre of Jamaican music has increased in popularity, the style has become one of tenement-yard-style tracing, and those Jamaicans who are accustomed to a daily life in which such “tracing matches” are...