Throw Shade


1. Saying something with the intent to show someone else in a negative light

2. Subtle disses

3. Under-handed compliments


Early Use

"Get vex and I'm bound to throw shade"

Artist: MC Lyte
Song: Keep On, Keeping On
Album: Bad As I Wanna B
Year: 1996


Definition Use

"But you've been given shade

Cause I stay paid, sippin lemonade"

Artist: Salt & Pepa
Song: Are You Ready
Album: Brand New
Year: 1997


Popular Use

"I'ma throw shade if I cant get paid"

Artist: Lil Kim
Song: Crush On You
Album: Hard Core
Year: 1996