SLANG HISTORY

Original 2 Rap is documentation for the slang and phrases made popular by hip hop artist that have been used in movies, TV shows, product names, company names, speeches, marketing, blogs, websites, videos, social media, and more. This is dedicated to the streets & artists whose creativity influenced the world with their words and phrases.

SHADE

1. Saying something with the intent to show someone else in a negative light, 2. Subtle disses, 3. Under-handed compliments

Lil Kim (1996)

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CAP

1. To make a joke about someone, 2. To joke about others for fun, sport, or an exercise in wit, 3. To joke about others in an…

TOO SHORT (1987)

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BALLER

1. Someone who makes a lot of money, 2. Someone who is known around town for having nice cars, jewelry, or other luxury items…

LIL TROY (1998)

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BEGINNING

Original 2 Rap was launched with a small curated list of definitions, the full list will be coming soon. Future updates will also include additional commentary, related articles, and media.