April 4, 2001
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Have you ever wanted to know what hip-hopsters meant when they say things like "gettin' giggy with it," or "man, that's off the skillet"? Well now you can.
Behold: the definitive Hip-Hop dictionary!
posted by mrjoy (11 comments total)
Will we be tested on this stuff? Does spelling count?
God. How excciting. To get hip in my old age! Is there a word or phrase for social security?
posted by Postroad at 12:56 PM on April 4, 2001

Yeah, the kids are calling it 'a Ponzi scam.'
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:58 PM on April 4, 2001

"Lockdown", As in:

I knew I shoulda put that Glock down
now they got me in lockdown

posted by gimli at 1:52 PM on April 4, 2001

Um...it's jiggy.
posted by jpoulos at 2:23 PM on April 4, 2001

I may be a bloated, big bag of bloatation, but that reminds me of the Lexicon of Grunge.
posted by shinybeast at 4:01 PM on April 4, 2001

Um, I believe lockdown means prison. :)
posted by swank6 at 4:44 PM on April 4, 2001

Wasn't that a prop in Under a Killing Moon? I seem to remember it on Tex Murphy's desk.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 5:08 PM on April 4, 2001

The definition of DSL is definitely different there than the average MetaFilter user would translate to.
posted by benjh at 6:54 PM on April 4, 2001

swank6, I meant it as the gangsta alternative to social security. In jest, of course.
posted by gimli at 8:21 PM on April 4, 2001

Sorry, I'm pretty bad at seeing the obvious sometimes. :(
posted by swank6 at 9:56 PM on April 5, 2001

Let's try to start a meme. "Gettin' giggy with it" refers to having a gigabyte of RAM in your computer. Pass it on.
posted by kindall at 1:46 AM on April 6, 2001

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