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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Next comes “Folk in the Know,” an alphabetical list of pop- and hip-hop-related celebrities. I do have two minor complaints or suggestions for the 2nd edition.

But there were several racist slang terms included in this book simply for the sake of including them. Jip I holded it in my Hands I promply thought thats too small for all tha Words. Customers who bought this item also bought. This is a great reference book. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. 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.

The book is divided into three sections: 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. Making its way from Compton ho;tionary 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.


Start reading Hip Hoptionary TM: Content protection This content is DRM protected. Making its way from Compton sidewalks to suburban malls, garnering commentary from The Wall Street Journal alongside Vibehip-hop by definition delivers its messages in the most creative language possible.

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.

For instance, “smell me” is cross-referenced to “feed me,” a phrase that does not appear in the dictionary. Please try again later. See all hoptiinary reviews. Your review will post soon.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Capabilities Text to speech. It would be great to continue to add to the content as more terms are born. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Read reviews that mention hip hop hip hoptionary terms words word definitions slang. I look forward to more books by this author. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The Photography of Brother Ernie. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

These additions would easily make 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. Read more Read less. A list of standard English terms translated into “Slanguage” follows the main body of definitions. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.


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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Why wasn’t the same hopionary added to the definition of “Asian? I love hip hop, but I hate racism.

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No one’s rated or reviewed this product yet. Recommended by the Temple of Hiphop- Peace. Overall, the book can be fun and informative-especially for students studying English as a second language.

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However, this list does not include definitions or biographical information, and therefore its purpose is not clear. Share your thoughts with other customers. And that less Words? Additional terms Terms of transaction. Second, no one in hip hop even calls Asians “nips. Pages with related products. Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Ohptionary. Could you complete it? I’m a German and I should need it. One person found this helpful.