Ad lib

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Ad lib (music) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /ad-lib/ Also spelled: Adlib, Ad-lib Plural: Ad libs What does Ad lib mean? A spontaneous vocal effect or sound. Ad lib is short for ad libitum. Example sentence: “I love the ad lib “brr.”” Ad lib in songs: “Still the same damn ad lib: igh!, old ways” – […]

Album

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Album (music) Type: noun Pronunciation: /al-bum/ Plural: Albums What does Album mean? A collection of musical recordings. Album Synonyms: LP Example sentence: “Ready to Die by The Notorious B.I.G. is a great album. I have the CD.” Album in songs: “Okay, no problem, I’ll show up on everyone album, You know what the outcome will […]

Collab

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Collab (music) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /ko-lab/ Plural: Collabs Related: Collabed What does Collab mean? 1. A collaboration. (noun) 2. To work together with someone. (verb) Example sentence: “Joe Trufant and Ty Dolla Sign need to collab more.” Collab in songs: “J.W. Anderson collab, Yeah, she pop it like a MAC” – A$AP Rocky, RAF. […]

Cypher

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Cypher (music) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /sigh-fur/ Also spelled: Cipher Also Known as: Hip-Hop Cypher, Rap Cypher, Freestyle Cypher Plural: Cyphers What does Cypher mean? A freestyle rap session which goes in a circle between rappers. Cypher Synonyms: Cipher Example sentence: “You killed that cypher lil bro.” Cypher in songs: “But I kept rhymin’ and […]

Demo

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Demo (slang) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /dem-oh/ Plural: Demos What does Demo mean? A recording of music; may not be mixed, mastered or completed.  Demo Synonyms: Unmixed Example sentence: “We sent a demo to the label today.” Demo in songs: “I’m treating this shit like a demo” – Future, Codeine Crazy. “Hopped in the window, shoppin’ a demo at gunpoint” […]

Explicit

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Explicit (music) Type: adjective, slang Pronunciation: /x-pli-sit/ What does Explicit mean? Dirty and detailed; including sexual content or profanity. Explicit Synonyms: Naughty, Dirty, Uncut  Example sentence: “Most of my favorite albums are explicit.” Explicit in songs: “Had to get explicit, had to make ’em listen” – Da$H, Fetti. “Hot sauce, pour it on all jams, […]

Feat.

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Feat. (music) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /feet/ Related: Feature, Ft. What does Feat. mean? Featuring or a feature. Feat Synonyms: Feature, Ft. Example sentence: “The song is feat. Joe Trufant.” Feat. in songs: “They know it’s 50 thousand for the feat, sheesh” – Tory Lanez, Wood. “It’s my life and I run it even when […]

Flow

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Flow (music) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /flo/ Related: Flowin’, Flowed What does Flow mean? A rappers rhythm and rhymes on a beat. Flow Synonyms: Delivery, Cadence, Rhythm Example sentence: “I love when DaBaby does that flow.” Flow in songs: “No question I would flow off and try to get the dough all” – Raekwon, C.R.E.A.M.. […]

Freestyle

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Freestyle (music) Type: noun, verb, slang Pronunciation: /free-st-aile/ Plural: Freestyles Related: Freestylin’, Freestyled, Freestyle Rap, Freestyle Rappin’ What does Freestyle mean? 1. Lyrics created off the top of your head. (noun) 2. To rap off the top of your head. (verb) Freestyle Synonyms: Freestyle Rap Example sentence: “Let’s freestyle in my car.” Freestyle in songs: […]

Freestylin

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Freestylin’ (slang) Type: verb, slang Pronunciation: /free-st-aile-ing/ Also spelled: Freestyling Related: Freestyle, Freestyled, Freestyle Rap, Freestyle Rappin’ What does Freestylin’ mean? To be rapping off the top of your head. Freestylin’ Synonyms: Freestyle Rappin’ Example sentence: “We stay freestylin‘ in the yo.” Freestylin‘ in songs: “Freestylin’ while I got kush in my lung” – Future, […]

Freestyling

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Freestyling (slang) Type: verb, slang Pronunciation: /free-st-aile-ing/ Also spelled: Freestylin’, Free styling Related: Freestyle, Freestyled, Freestyle Rap, Freestyle Rappin’ What does Freestyling mean? To be rapping off the top of your head. Freestyling Synonyms: Freestyle Rapping Example sentence: “What we doing? We freestyling.” Freestyling in songs: “I’m on the train headin uptown, freestyling” – 2Pac, […]

Ghostwriters

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Ghostwriters (slang) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /ghost-ry-ters/ Also known as: Ghost writers, Ghost-writers, Ghostwriter’s Singular: Ghostwriter Related: Ghostwrite, Ghostwrote, Ghostwriting What does Ghostwriters mean? Uncredited writers on a song or album. Example sentence: “That album was filled with ghostwriters lowkey.” Ghostwriters in songs: “Niggas having ghostwriters, stripes like I’m Tony Tiger” – Quavo, Commando. “So […]

Ghostwriting

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Ghostwriting (slang) Type: verb, slang Pronunciation: /ghost-ry-ting/ Also known as: Ghost writing, Ghost-writing Related: Ghostwriter, Ghostwritten What does Ghostwriting mean? Writing uncredited lyrics. Example sentence: “The camp was in the studio ghostwriting.” Ghostwriting in songs: “Ghost-ride the whip like I’m ghostwriting verses” – Evidence, Strangers. “From collabos, ghostwriting for assholes” – Cam’ron, I Really Mean […]

Hip-Hop

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Hip-Hop (slang) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /hip-hop/ Also spelled: Hip Hop, HipHop Related: Hip-Hopper What does Hip-Hop mean? 1. A culture consisting of the four elements; DJing, MCing, breakdancing, and graffitiing. 2. Rap music. Hip-Hop Synonyms: Rap Example sentence: “I love listening to hip–hop it makes me feel good.” Hip-Hop in songs: “Is hip–hop just a euphemism for a new […]

Mainstream

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Mainstream (music) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /main-stream/ Also spelled: Main stream, Main-stream Also known as: Mainstream rap What does Mainstream mean? Something that is very popular and liked by masses. Mainstream Synonyms: Popular, Commercial, Radio Example sentence: “You know an artist is mainstream when they are performing in arenas.” Mainstream in songs: “I went mainstream […]

Payola

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Payola (slang) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /pay-yo-lah/ What does Payola mean? Paying a DJ to spin and promote a record. Example sentence: “Payola was a big thing in the 2000s.” Payola in songs: “Got her addicted to payola” – Quavo, Drip. “But what I be rhyming? No payola is required” – Big Boi, Banana Clipper. […]

Rap

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Rap (music) Type: noun, verb Pronunciation: /rah-app/ Plural: Raps Related: Rappin’, Rapper, Rap Game What does Rap mean? 1. To rhyme and flow. (verb) Rap Synonyms: Spit, Freestyle, Flow, Rhyme 2. Hip-Hop music. (noun) Rap Synonyms: Hip-Hop Example sentence: “Lemme hear you rap if you wanna get signed.” Rap in songs: “I got rap niggas […]

Rappin

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Rappin’ (music) Type: verb Pronunciation: /rah-app-ing/ Also spelled: Rapping Related: Rap, Rapper What does Rappin’ mean? To be rhyming and flowing. Rappin’ Synonyms: Rhymin’, Flowin’, Spittin’ Example sentence: “Who’s is this rappin’? i like his flow.” Rappin’ in songs: “Bills can get paid off of rappin’, still I keep to trappin’” – Da$h, Fetti. “See, […]

Rhythm

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Rhythm (music) Type: noun Pronunciation: /rith-em/ Related: Riddim, Rhythmic, R&B What does Rhythm mean? A pattern of combined sounds. Rhythm Synonyms: Riddim, Beat Example sentence: “Yo, give me a rhythm to start the song.” Rhythm in songs: “When I ride it’s a murderous rhythm” – Kendrick Lamar, “Like I gotta focus up in my rhythm […]

Single

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Single (music) Type: noun Pronunciation: /sin-gul/ Plural: Singles What does Single mean? A musical recording; 1 song. Single Synonyms: EP Example sentence: “The single came out two weeks before the album.” Single in songs: “I’m still the highest sellin’ female rapper, for the record Man, this a 65 million single sold” – Nicki Minaj, Truffle […]

Spit

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Spit (slang) Type: verb, slang Pronunciation: /sp-it/ Related: Spittin’, Spitter What does Spit mean? To rap; rhyme and flow. Example sentence: “Lemme hear you spit jit.” Spit in songs: “So spit that shit from the heart, you didn’t write like you wrote it” – Eminem, Notorious Thugs. “I spit the pain, that’s why these young […]

Spittin

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Spittin’ (slang) Type: verb, slang Pronunciation: /sp-it/ Also spelled: Spitting Related: Spit, Spitta What does Spittin’ mean? To be rapping; rhyming and flowing. Spittin’ Synonyms: Rappin, Freestylin Example sentence: “Kendrick Lamar was spittin’ on Control.” Spittin’ in songs: “I’m spittin’ this shit for closure” – Jay Electronica, Control. “Switchin’ lanes, spittin’ game in my new […]

Underground

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Underground (music) Type: noun, slang Pronunciation: /un-der-ground/ Also known as: Underground rap What does Underground mean? Unknown or not as popular. Underground Synonyms: Independent, Indie Example sentence: “I enjoy underground artists for their originality.” Underground in songs: “I’m that underground nigga with the check, though” – Baby Keem, ORANGE SODA. “I’m the underground king, and […]