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-- "From that H-Town to your town, we tippin' down" -- Chamillionaire (Im Tip Down).
1) (adv) Tough.
2) (adv) Erected.
(adj) True to what you claim.
(n) See marijuana.
-- "I take a shot of Henessey now I'm strong enough to face the madness, Nickel bag full of sess weed laced with hash" -- 2Pac (It Aint Easy ).
1) (v) To look at something.
2) (v) To stare down someone.
3) (n) The wind, especially when it is blowing hard.
(n) Someone who earned respect.
(adv) A hell of a lot.
Hennessey / Henn / Henny
(n) Brand of Cognac, a drink quoted in a lof of Tupac Shakur's (2Pac) songs.
-- "Even the cops can't stop us, my enemies flip, when they see me drink a fifth, of that Hennessey" -- 2Pac (Hennessey ).
(n) Hennessey is a brand of Cognac, a Henn-Rock is a Hennessey "on-the-rocks", i.e. mixed with Ice. Hennessey is a drink quoted in a lof of Tupac Shakur's (2Pac) songs.
-- "We ain't sippin champagne (nah), we off the Henn-Rock" -- Edi Amin (2pac - Hennessey ).
1) (n) Marijuana, comes from herbs.
-- "Herbalz in my mouth" -- 3rd Bass (Herbalz in my mouth ).
2) (n) Semen (mentioned in an interview once by 3rd Bass).
high top fade
(n) Haircut high on the top, fading down to close cut on the sides.
-- "Livin' in fear of my shade or my high top fade" -- Public Enemy.
(n) Greeting where you slap hands together in the air, as opposed to low-five, where you slap hands at waist height.
-- "In tha locker room all the homies do is laugh, High five's cuz anotha nigga played your ass" -- 2Pac (Wonda Why They Call U ).
(v) To ignore or disrespect someone by not acknowledging their presence.
-- "Bitches get mad cause we highside" -- Big Mike (Smoke 'em and & choke 'em).
(n) In Jamaican ska era, 60's, a DJ would spin and cut the wax and a MC would sing or shout or dub poetry over it. That's the roots of hiphop which were brought to New York City by Kool DJ Herc, but hip-hop, or rap, as we know it today was created in New York City.
ho / hoe
1) (n) Hooker, prostitute, from the Southern pronounciation of the word whore.
-- "'cos i'll fuck and get up and let ya know, i'll be a 10 minute brotha for a $2 ho" -- 2Pac (Bury Me A G ).
2) (v) To sell out.
-- "stomp on that nigga that got a pistol but he still gonna shoot, 'cause he's a hoe, like half of these niggas is rapping, Ima let you know, these niggas is actin and puttin on a fancy show" -- Bone Thugs n Harmony (Streets ).
hold the fort down
(v) To represent where you are from.
-- "If so hold the fort down and represent to the fullest" -- Nas (One Love ).
1) (n) Vagina.
2) (n) Gun chamber.
-- "16 in the clip and one in the hole" -- Nate Dogg (Warren G - Regulate ).
holler / holla
(v) To shout.
-- "Pump ya fists if ya feel me, holla if ya hear me" -- 2Pac (Holler If Ya Hear Me ).
(n) See ho.
(n) Close friend.
(n) Female equivalent of homeboy.
-- "Homegirls, see a guy you like? Just grab him in the biscuits... and doowutchalike" -- Digital Underground (Doowutchalike).
(n) A close relative or friend.
(n) See homeboy.
-- "But I wish he could have said it to my dead homey" -- Ice Cube (Dead Homiez ).
(n) Female, generally attractive.
(n) pretty young ladies with golden brown complexions.
(n) The neighbourhood, usually a poor community.
-- "There's, never a good day, cause in my hood they let they AK's pump strays where the kids play" -- 2Pac (Hold On Be Strong ).
(n) T-shirt or sweatshirt with hood attached to it.
-- "Chilliní in the club in my b-boy stance, With my hoodie on and my gun in my pants" -- Cassidy (B-Boy Stance ).
(n) A criminal; drugdealer, car thief, stick up kid.
-- "Hoodlums and hustlers and bangers with Jheri-curls" -- Ice T. (Lifestyles of the rich and infamous )
(n) female, generally sexually promiscuous, and not upwardly mobile.
-- "Homies in the hood labeled her as a hoodrat" -- Domino (Ghetto jam )
(n) A hook, used in load of songs, is an aspect of popular or commercial music that "grabs" people and makes it easy to like like or remember the song. For example, the riff from "Son of a Preacher Man" used in Cypress Hill's "Hits from the Bong"  is an example of a hook.
(n) Old car in bad shape.
-- "Crusin' in a Six-o Impala, Drivin' like Im in a Hooptee" -- 2Pac (Stay True ).
(n) Blunt (cigar filled with marijuana / cannabis).
hop on the side
(v) To get on the passenger side of a car.
(n) Vertical jump, usually related to basketball.
(n) A very attractive female.
-- "This hottie got a body and I wanna get naughty" -- Sir Mixalot (Sprung on the Cat ).
(n) Person who blindly follows simple-minded people, the term was used by Malcolm X. In slavery days, you had house slaves and field slaves. The house slaves were "well behaved" and were "rewarded" by being allowed to work in the "big house" close to the master. The field slaves were "rough" and only suited for field work. Thus the people were divided and pitted against themselves, instead of the common enemy.
(n) Hunter's Point, a San Francisco district.
Huey P. Newton
(n) Founder of the Black Panther movement along with H. R. Brown and Bobby Seale. Mentioned in a few Public Enemy songs and Tupac Shakur (2Pac) songs.
-- "It's time to fight back that's what Huey said, 2 shots in the dark now Huey's dead" -- 2Pac (Changes ).
(v) Coming at someone.
(n) Hydroponic marijuana, which is due to an agricultural technique of cultivation in the production of cannabis, a more potent product.
-- "Hydro, me just can't let me, high go" -- Bone Thugs 'n Harmony (Buddah Lovaz ).
1) (n) Statements made about something before that thing comes out, especially wild statements guessing about the things nature (whether positive or negative). For example, record companies will often put many advertisements out before a record comes out. Before Public Enemy's album came out there was much negative hype in the media.
-- "Yo Harry! You're a writer; are we that type? Don't believe the hype..." -- Public Enemy (Don't believe the hype).
2) (adj) Cool. "Too damn hype" -- Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (1988).
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