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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 […]

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“Slatt” was coined by Young Thug

The slang, term, adlib, and acronym “SLATT” was coined by Young Thug. “SLATT” is 100% an original Young Thug adlib, “SLATT” was first used by Young Thug on “Some More” produced by TM88, Metro Boomin & Sonny Digital, which released on November 26, 2013. “SLATT” has been used by many rappers since 2013 like; Playboi […]

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Why are Drug Dealers called “Plugs”?

“Who’s your plug”, “I got the plug”, “I know the plug”, “let me connect you to the plug”. For over a decade now drug dealers have been referred to as “plugs” but why are drug dealers called plugs? Let’s explain.. A plug and a dealer are pretty much the same, they both supply or connect […]

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“Hip-Hop” was coined by Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins

One of Hip-Hop’s early pioneers Robert Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins, (also known as “Keef Cowboy”) an MC and a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, is credited for coining the term “Hip-Hop” in 1978. Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins was one of the first members chosen by Grandmaster Flash to join the group. “Cowboy” used the […]

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“Hip-Hop” was created on August 11th, 1973

MC’ing, DJing, Breakdancing, and Graffiti—Hip Hop’s four elements, all existed before August 11, 1973 but that saturday is when they all came together to form “Hip-Hop”. “Hip-Hop” was born, created, and started on August 11th, 1973. The birthplace of “Hip-Hop” music was 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York. Clive Campbell, famously known as, […]

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6 slang words titled after food

Let’s take a look at six rap/hip-hop slang words that share the same title as some common food items. Broccoli – weed or marijuana. Bread – money or cash. Bean – ecstasy (MDMA) or a drug pill. Dough – money or cash. Beef – grudge or conflict with someone. Cake – money or cash.