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(n) North Carolina "New York, North Kakalaka and Compton." -- A Tribe Called Quest (Scenario).
(n) A brand of sports clothing. LL Cool J used to wear this along with other east coast rappers. It has a kangaroo on the side, but people wore them with the 'roo in front.
-- "Went back in, I forgot my Kangol" -- Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh (Ladidadi).
(n) Short for "Karl Kani," which is a clothes label popular in the hood.
-- "When I caught a guy givin me an awkward eye, And strangled him off in the parkin lot wit his Karl Kani" -- Dr Dre and Eminem (Forgot About Dre ).
(n) Radio station that broadcasted from Crenshaw in South Central LA, and was devoted to local underground Hip Hop. The musical director of KDAY was Greg Mack, and he single handedly turned NWA from an unknown group to superstars. It signed Dr. Dre and DJ Yella in 1983 to broadcast their own Mix Show, as the Wreckin' Crew. "It (KDAY) was percieved as a Rap station cause we played rap no one else would" (Greg Mack, as interviewed by Brian Cross in the book "It's not about a salarie"). KDAY was sold in 1990, and was turned into a business network. The defunct radio station symbolizes to a lot of rappers coming out of LA area the shutting down of black voice in America.
-- "This is K-Eazy E, wassup y'all this is Greg Mack, Mack Attack" -- Eazy-E (Radio ).
(n) Kilo, often used in conjuction with cocaine.
-- "when a young G's flippin keys for a livin', Try to make a mill off the time I'm givin'" -- 2pac / Thuglife (Stay True ).
(n) Hip-hop clothing, brown/tan colored pants.
-- "Khakis suits and fatigues, Nigga dressed to kill" -- Krayzie Bone (The War Iz On ).
(n) See sneakers.
-- "Crack in the tongue of my kicks, Plus I got a gun on my hip, and I'm runnin' the strip" -- Lil' Wayne (Wish You Would ).
1) (n) See marijuana.
-- "Crack another 40, smoke some kill" -- Schoolly D. (Smoke some kill).
2) (n) To be dope (good) on the microphone.
(n) A pest.
-- "Leave Flavor Flav alone, knocka" -- Public Enemy (Cold lampin' with Flavor ).
(v) To have sexual intercourse. The knock refers to the man's hips hitting the woman's ass, which produces a slapping sound. The motion litterally knocks her boots (buttocks).
-- "I'm out here missin' my rehearsals, 'Cause I'm tryin' to knock boots, She ain't even let me hit it, Got me talkin' about commitment" -- Bone Thugs n Harmony (She Got Crazy ).
(v) Prepare to fight, by closing and raising ones fists.
Knuckle up in the spot 'til someone get dropped" -- RZA (Digital Bullet ).
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