The bumpin’ book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters, all other writers, pop culture fans, linguists, and parents who are just trying. The Paperback of the Hip Hoptionary (TM): The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology by Alonzo Westbrook, Alonzo T. Westbrook | at Barnes. Buy a cheap copy of Hip Hoptionary TM: The Dictionary of Hip book by Alonzo Westbrook. The bumpin’ book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters.

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These additions would easily hpi the book twice as thick; help preserve older, more obscure terminology; and make Hip Hoptionary feel less like it had been almost produced in a cultural vacuum which presently belies the tremendous amount of research Westbrook has done. Making its way from Compton sidewalks to suburban malls, garnering commentary from The Wall Street Journal alongside Vibe, hip-hop by definition delivers its messages in the most creative language possible.

Set up a giveaway. Hotionary to main content. No one’s rated or reviewed this product yet. A list of standard English terms translated into “Slanguage” follows the main body of definitions.

Overall, the book can be fun and informative-especially for students studying English as a second language. Searching for phrases is hampered by the pagination, which is limited to odd numbers found on the right-hand pages, and the cross-referencing is inconsistent. I love hip hop, but I hate racism. The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This book is filled with old slang mostly stuff used in Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a hopttionary life.


The Photography of Brother Ernie. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Insight into poetic slanguage and terms. In addition, of the 24 hip-hop web sites listed, two were inaccessible.

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Some examples of the latter include “ego-trippin,” “grapevine,” “cancer sticks,” and “wallflowers. Showing of 16 reviews. From the Trade Paperback edition. Pages with related products. Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Ratings and reviews No one’s rated or reviewed this product yet.

Of limited use, this book is further restricted by its seeming to address the black community only, though hip-hop culture crosses color and ethnic lines. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Sometimes the origins of expressions are many times more interesting than the words themselves. Aiming to create a work that “capture[s] the language and preserve[s] the culture of hip-hop, [while also serving] as a tool for education,” New York City-based journalist Westbrook here offers a “hoptionary” defining roughly terms. Asian is defined as “Nip. This book is excellent and I enjoyed hophionary it from front to back.

This boptionary “translates” supposed hip hop lingo into middle American English and vice versa. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Hoptionaary. Could you complete it? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. There was an error posting your review. I’m a German and I should need it. The Hiphoptionary reveals its intrinsic racism when it defines Black as “nigger offensive ” The parenthetical was added to the definition to tell people that this word is offensive. While this Street Language text does have some off quotes and definitions, its core is dedicated to the Hiphop Spirit and has some real knowledge in it.

This is a great reference book. While there is a need for a well-written reference on hip-hop, this book does not fit the bill. Hip hop is not about racism.

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First of all, why are these racist terms included? Get to Know Us. Amazon Drive Cloud storage hoptionady Amazon. For instance, “waze out” is defined as “syke,” a word this reviewer was unable to define even after checking two standard dictionaries, two slang dictionaries, www.