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make it rain

make it rain  v. phr.— «From time to time, patrons flung plumes of cash toward the rafters, letting the dollar bills flutter where they may—a ritual known as “making it rain.” It began as a flashy way for big-timers to tip the...

flip the script

flip the script  v. phr.— «Now flip the tape and watch Scarface flip the script onna song called “Raise Up,” which once again was misnamed…it should’ve been “Raise Up Bitch.”» —“HV004” Usenet:...

Ubonics

Ubonics  n.— «During slavery, oration was used as coded speech to “hide collective action from slave owners.” Today this principle is exemplified in speech such as Ubonics—a “slang” version Ebony-phonics, also knows as Ebonics—and rap...

rowdy-sheeter

rowdy-sheeter n. a person with a criminal record; a hardened criminal. Editorial Note: A synonym is history-sheeter. In India, a rowdy is far more often used than in other Anglophone countries to mean a lawless or disorderly person. Therefore, a...

guirla

guirla  n.— «Las letras, herederas del rap puertorriqueño pero en español, hablan de sexo, violencia, respeto, “guirlas”—mujeres—, drogas y “socios,” todo ello aderezado con una jerga rapera...

net-cee

net-cee  n.— «It was the latest salvo in a classic MC battle, the kind that has long been a staple in the dog-eat-dog world of hip-hop. To a generation raised on computers, it seems only natural that the tradition has migrated from street...