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Happy 49th Birthday to Hip-Hop

49 years of Hip-Hop! Today is August 11th, 2022. 49 years ago today, Hip Hop was born! Happy 49th Birthday to Hip-Hop. August 11th, 1973. On August 11th, 1973, DJ Kool Herc threw a back-to-school jam in the Bronx, New York & Coke La Rock (Hip-Hop’s first MC) performed. This was the night all the […]

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Why do Rappers Smoke a (Insert name here) Pack

What does it mean to smoke a (insert name of an opp here) or (x) pack in rap music & culture? or what does it mean to have someone turned to a pack? We’ll explain. The term pack referring to a dead person originated in Chicago, A pack is a dead person or someone who […]

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What X deep mean

What does it mean to be X deep? Not deep as in thought or intellectual but 10 deep, 4-deep, 10-deep, roll deep, rolling deep, etc. These are all adjectives but what does it mean to be deep? When a rapper or someone says they are X deep, they are saying they are X packed into […]

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What is the difference between an EP and LP?

You probably just heard of artists releasing an EP or an LP and wondering what the difference is between an EP or an LP. This article will explain. We must start with understanding what EP & LP mean. EP means Extended Play. LP means Long Play or Long Playing. A play is a single record […]

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What does “Certified Platinum” mean?

What does “certified platinum”, “going platinum”, or “went platinum” mean in music? What does it mean when rappers and musicians have a “platinum” record? We’ll explain what it means. Platinum is a music certification used in the music industry by The RIAA (The Recording Industry Association of America). Platinum means a song or album has […]

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What does “m.A.A.d” mean in Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” ?

Kendrick Lamar released his second studio album ‎good kid, m.A.A.d city on October 22, 2012, the album put K. Dot in the mainstream eye. What does “m.A.A.d” mean and what does it stand for in Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” ? In 2012, Kendrick revealed m.A.A.d has two meanings. “It’s two, two meanings. The […]

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Weed measurements used by rappers

Here is a list of the most common marijuana measurements used by rappers in hip-hop/rap music. Marijuana is formally measured by an ounce. Below is a complete weed measurements guide: Marijuana quantities and weights. A gram = Dime bag, 1 or 2 joints worth 3.5 grams = Eighth (1/8 oz) 7 grams = Q or […]

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Why does ScHoolboy Q always capitalize “H”?

Schoolboy Q is known to always capitalize the letter “H”, on his Twitter, Snapchat, IG, or whatever platform he’s typing on, he capitalizes the letter H. In 2011, Q revealed in a tweet that he capitalizes his H because of; Hiipower, Hippy, Hoover, Heaven, Hell, which all represent his life. “wHy my H always capitalized???? […]

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What do rappers mean by “Hood Rich”?

Rappers always refer to the term “Hood Rich” but what does it mean? and What does it mean to be “hood rich”? Let’s explain.. Hood Rich is when someone is spending money on materialistic things while they still live in the hood. Someone who is hood rich might have a two bedroom house in the […]