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hixploitation

hixploitation  n.— «Plenty of movies—from comedies to dramas to horror films—have played profitably off these Yankee fears. To some extent, naturally, a bad rap for the South is justified, given its history of slavery, Jim Crow laws and...

screwing

screwing  n.— «DJ Screw made a legit production style from the practice of slowing tracks way down for a woozy, drugged-out effect. This “screwing,” which naturally couldn’t really exist too long as a singular rap technique due to its...

chopping

chopping  n.— «DJ Screw made a legit production style from the practice of slowing tracks way down for a woozy, drugged-out effect. This “screwing,” which naturally couldn’t really exist too long as a singular rap technique due to its...

butt boy

butt boy  n.— «Wall headed back into the fold of a local rap institution, Swishahouse. The label, run by screwed-and-chopped phenom Michael “5000” Watts, had previously employed Wall as a promoter/butt boy.» —“Ice Work If You Can Get...

trap star

trap star  n.— «Jeezy, 29, claims he speaks from such firsthand experience that he considers himself a “trap star”—slang in his native Georgia for hustler—more than a rap star.» —“Music Young Jeezy” by Brett...

ro

ro  n.— «It’s guys like Foley who give gays a bum rap, despite the fact that the vast majority of predatory trolls are heterosexual. For all the Foleys out there, ‘ro or ‘mo, I’ll shorthand it for you: Keep your grubby paws...