is a historical dictionary of hip-hop

There are currently 1018 entries the dictionary

Any entry consists of a headword, part of speech, & one or more senses.

A sense is a meaning of a word. Dope, for example, has at least two senses:

1. drugs, as in:

All I love's my dope and dead presidents


2. good, exciting, etc., as in:

Bear witness to the dopest fuckin rhyme I wrote

Every sense has a definition & buttons for information

about etymology, synonyms, collocates, etc.:

Etymology pre hip-hop, from the 1890s
Domains drugs, marijuana
Related concepts hustle, product, push, serve, slang, sling, supply, trap, trapper, weight, work
Collocates slang12, pusher12, coke7, ends4, game4, crack4, po-po4, hood4, lean3, sling3, ecstasy3, fiend3, gangsta3, slanger3, weed2, uncut2, on the cut2, on the daily2, rapper2, ride2, triple beam2, baby mama2, biatch2, blow2, chronic2, corner2, fiend2, four finger ring2, fuck with2, gangbanger2, gank2, H-town2, indo2, O.G.2, hoe2, smoke2, cook2, block2, gangbang, ghost, go hard, guap, Hen, hit, ill, in the cut, keep it real, loc'd, manteca, nathan, paid, piff, powder, projects, proper, purp, raw, rhyme, rocked up, rope, sawed-off, serve, sherm, show out, sizzurp, -iggity, smoke, spark up, straight, swag, swanga, talk shit, 3-wheel, toast, trey deuce, U.P.T., wet, whip, wool, X, X.O., brah, ghetto, ki, one-time, raw, rhyme sayer, sess, spliff, twisted, chop, 5th Ward, all about, babysit, back in the day, Backwoods, bang, banger, bank, bird, bitch, bread, brick, bug, Calliope, cane, charge it to the game, chief, chill, cluck, come up, cop, crackhead, d-game, dead president, dog food, doja, drop, ese

A sense's collocates & rhymes may be followed by a superscript number, e.g.


This means there are (at least) 12 examples of them used together

Every sense is supported with examples from hip-hop songs, e.g.

These are listed in chronological order.

Below the examples is a map with details about the artists' origins.

Origins of Cited Artists

Some caveats

Citations list the primary artist first, then featured artists.

The lyric quoted might have been authored by any of them.

Each citation includes the album's release date

which in some cases falls after the artist's premature death

e.g. 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., etc.

I make mistakes, sometimes many.

If you see something amiss, please hit me up @theRightRhymes.