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Back to Top hack or hackin'
1. To make fun of someone, or to insult, or correct him or her repeatedly. Usually a fun-loving term between friends.  "Why you always gotta hack on me?2. To get hit or fouled in a basketball game. 

Back to Top ham
1. Going Ham/went ham- means getting overly angry for no reason.  "Cousin, you know you ain’t all mad cause somebody looked at you wrong, you goin’ ham over that?

Back to Top hammers
1. A term in reference to a gun; derived from the metal hammer discharge that ignites the explosion of gun powder thrusting the bullet out of the barrel.  "Homie recognize I stays posted with them hammers.

Back to Top handle
1. A large bottle of alcohol; usually a half gallon worth.  "You want me to make you a drink? I got that handle left over from the other day.2. One's email or onling address, name or title.  3. A term that refers to a player's capability to control the ball in a basketball game. 

Back to Top hard
1. N, Adj, V. A person who is tough and rugged; can fight well.  "Tye know how to fight, damn he hard!2. An erect penis.  "I stay hard in my math class cause my teacher so hot.3. Good sex.  "I hit that hard last night.

Back to Top haten
1. v. derived from "hating." To do bad things or say bad things to someone. To express dislike.  "Why you gotta be haten on me?!!

Back to Top hater
1. A hater is usually someone who feels anger or jealously towards another person because of their success. 

Back to Top head
1. A male receiving oral sex.  "Matt told mike that Jessica gives real good head."  Lyrical reference: Artist: Too-Short; Album: Get In Where You Fit In; Song: Blow Job Betty  “She’s the kind of girl you think about in bed. Blow Job Betty givin’ real good head." 

Back to Top head shop
1. n. A store that sells smoking accessories, often frequented by people who smoke marijuana or tobacco.  "Meet me behind the head shop and I’ll sell you this new bong w/ some goodies.

Back to Top heads
1. people.  "Yo, there was mad heads at the six joint.

Back to Top heat
1. cops.  2. a gun.  "Watch out for John, he's strapped wit' heat!

Back to Top heater
1. a gun.  ""I ain't trippin' off these fools, anybody act up I'm gonna pull out the heater and blaze it up."

Back to Top hecka
1. see "hella." 

Back to Top hecky
1. see "hella". Examples include:  "Hecky yea." or "Hecky naw

Back to Top hella
1. adv. used in conjunction with another word as an intensifier. As if to say “very.” Derived from “A hell of a lot of . . .” Examples include: hella-cool, hella-stupid, hella-crazy, or hella-funny.  "I called your name hella times, but you didn't come." “That’s because I had hella fun last night.2. adj. extremely large quantities  "He had hella cash!

Back to Top hemmed-up
1. Refers to an individual being arrested, jumped and or caught in any series of negative situations.  "Aye, the po-po had Freddy hemmed-up around the corner.

Back to Top herb
1. (“pronounced “erb”) marijuana. 

Back to Top heroin
1. a highly addictive drug derived from morphine, which is obtained from the opium poppy. It is a “downer” or depressant that affects the brain’s pleasure systems and interferes with the brain’s ability to perceive pain. It is a white to dark brown powder or tar-like substance. It can be injected into a vein or injected into a muscle, or smoked in a water pipe or standard pipe, mixed in a marijuana joint or regular cigarette, inhaled as smoke through a straw, known as “chasing the dragon,” snorted as powder via the nose. Other slang names used are: Big H, Blacktar, Brown sugar, Dope, Horse, Junk, Muc, Skag, Smac.

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Back to Top high roller
1. Someone who is wealthy and usually drives a nice car and dresses top end.  "Yo, Mike's uncle is straight up high roller.

Back to Top high-five
1. H.I.V.  "Homey got the high-five from the skanch queen.

Back to Top high-post
1. adj. A term used to describe someone who is snobby, arrgogant, or stuck up.  "Man, I tried to talk to ol’ girl and she high-post!

Back to Top high-sidin'
1. adv. to act as if you're better than those around you.  "Did you see Yolanda high-sidin' when she was in front of the Teacher today? She think she all-o-dat.

Back to Top hiplife
1. n. a musical genre from Ghana which combines elements of American-style hip-hop and the Ghanaian pop genre known as highlife.  "Ko Ko used to be into crumpin’ but now he into hiplife.

Back to Top hit 'em up (hit them up)
1. v. To aggressively and at times violently approach and ask someone where they are from; to find out if the person(s)are from any particular gang or crew.  "Aye Tone, go hit them fools up."  Lyrical reference: 2PAC  Grab your glocks when you see 2pac Call the cops when you see 2pac, Uhh Who shot me, But, your punks didn't finish Now, you 'bout to feel the wrath of a menace Nigga, I hit 'em up 

Back to Top hit it
1. v. to have sex. (see also "hit that")  "Joey goin' to hit it tonight.

Back to Top hit me up
1. v. To contact someone, usually by phone.  "Joe said, "Rhonda, you gonna hit me up right?"

Back to Top hit that
1. To have sex with someone. (See also "hit it" or "tap that")  "When you gonna let me hit it?

Back to Top ho
1. A hooker or a hoochie, although sometimes more promiscuous than a hoochie, and therefore undesirable.  "Yo G, look at that ho!

Back to Top ho - monga
1. n. A term used to describe a guy who keeps more than one girl.  "Tyrell, you's a straight up ho-monga.

Back to Top hob knocker
1. n. a person who masturbates in public restrooms.  "OMG, did you hear about that hob knocker at the mall yesterday? He straight got caught…nasty!2. n. someone who hits others in private parts. Often used for insulting someone.  "Jason is a straight up hob knocker; he’s always fighting dirty!

Back to Top hold me down
1. A term used to describe watching someone's back, defending or representing them,or having their back.  "Aye, when those chumps come through looking for me, you gonna hold me down, right?

Back to Top hold somthin
1. Asking to barrow money.  "Let me hold somethin, you know I will pay you back.

Back to Top hold up
1. (pronounced hole up) A phrase used to get someone to wait, as if to say  "Wait, hold on a second.

Back to Top holdin'
1. n. possession of drugs that are ready for sale.  "I’m holdin’; so let me know if you wanna get at me.

Back to Top holla
1. v. to communicate to someone, usually via phone or email.  "Hey, don’t forget to holla back youngn.

Back to Top hollin'
1. v. To talk trash in exaggerated terms or to lie on someone.  "All y'all ni**a's that's been hollin' on the Stealers got's to eat it now cause they just won the Bowl baby!

Back to Top hollywood
1. When you act like you are better than or too good for someone.  "Since Sarah moved away from the hood she now acts so hollywood.

Back to Top home skillet
1. friend. 

Back to Top homeslice
1. A way of acknowledging a good friend.  "Waz up Homeslice?

Back to Top homie
1. n. Old word (derived from the Hispanic Americans who used "homes" as a label for others) that means friend or companion.  "Whasup Homie?

Back to Top hoochie
1. n. A female who is promiscuous by nature. A female who grants sexual favors easy. *See also "hooch" or "hoochie mama."  "Let's go mack on them hoochies over there.

Back to Top hoochie mama
1. n. More than just a hoochie. A hoochie of hoochies. Someone who excels in all the qualities of hoochidom.  "Yo . . . you ain't nothin but a hoochie mama!

Back to Top hook me up
1. A request for assistance, usually seeking some sort of material or financial gain.  "Oh . . . Ding Dongs . . . come on man, hook me up . . . let me mack on one of them!

Back to Top hook up
1. v. see “hooking up.” Also used as noun as in “the hook up.” See “getting the hook up” 

Back to Top hooking up
1. v. Often, this can mean purely recreational sexual activity with someone who is just a friend. Anything from gentle touching to intercourse.  "Me and Tish were just hooking up for some fun in my Honda.2. v. starting a relationship with opposite sex. 

Back to Top hoops
1. basketball.  "Hey man let's go shoot some hoops.

Back to Top hooptie
1. n. A 1972 Oldsmobile or car of the like. An old beat up car.  "Here comes Billy in his hooptie!

Back to Top hoo-ride
1. n. loaded down car.  "Check out my partner in his hoo-ride.

Back to Top hops
1. the ability to jump high.  "He has hops.

Back to Top hosed
1. n. To have to face the consequences of being involved in a disastrous or negative situation.  "Dang homie, your girl caught you with Jasmin, your straight up hosed.

Back to Top hot
1. Mad or angry.  2. Stolen.  "I’m not buying that, it’s hot!3. Dangerous. "It's hot up in here!" 4. Good looking. 

Back to Top hot box
1. A term used to refer to the smoking of marijuana inside a car with all doors and windows closed so that all the smoke is kept inside the car. Usually done with the expectation of getting higher or more intoxicated.  "Aye Rigo, let's hot box your car.

Back to Top hot mess, A
1. 1. To look really bad! 

Back to Top hot minute
1. Fast or quick.   "I'm just gonna run in the store, it'll take a hot minute.

Back to Top hotness
1. Something that you think is cool.  "Man, that game is hotness.

Back to Top hott
1. very good.  "That ollie you just sprung was mad hott dude.2. stylish.  "That jacket is hott!

Back to Top hottie
1. used to describe good looking guys or girls.  "Check out that new kid, he's a hottie!

Back to Top house
1. See "in the house." 

Back to Top housed
1. To be very badly beaten at something, whether sports or a fight or a rhyme battle.  "The Celtics got housed last night.2. to get extremely drunk, high, or wasted.  "We got housed last night at Tomeka's bang.

Back to Top huff
1. n. Bad or cheap marijuana/weed lacking the necessary toxins and or chemicals that produce a strong high or intoxication.  "Aye, I hope you didn't buy that huff from Joe again.

Back to Top hulled-out
1. adv. ragged, torn down or run down  "Hey dogg, you need to get some new kicks cause’ them shoes is ‘hulled out.’

Back to Top humps
1. adj. Curves on a woman (breasts and hips). Used in the Black Eyed Peas' song "My Humps."  "Keandra grew up over the summer break. She packing humps now!"  Lyrical reference: BLACK EYED PEAS - My Humps  I'ma get-get-get-get-you drunk, get you love drunk off this hump.  

Back to Top hundo
1. n. A hundred dollars - usually refers to one hundred dollars worth of weed  "I ain’t got no change man, all I got is a hundo so we gonna have to sneak on the bus.

Back to Top hurt
1. adj. A person, place, or thing that is messed up, very ugly, and or dirty.  "Man, that bum over there is hurt!

Back to Top hustle
1. v. To make money or gain a profit by selling something usually through the use of a scheme or trickery to insure persuasion.  "Check it out homie; I stayz on my hustle.

Back to Top hydro
1. Marijuana that is grown indoors.  "Yo, you got some hydro?

Back to Top hype
1. a rumor blown out of proportion. ie: not true  "Don't believe the hype about Rhonda. It ain't true.2. very good. See "live."  "Dogg, this party is hype!

Back to Top Hyphy
1. Getting Hyperactive. 'getting hyphy' is an emerging style of music and dance originated in the San Fransisco Bay Area. To dance, rap or act wild and hyperactive  "Check out Keak Da Sneak up on stage, he about to 'get hyphy wit it'.

Back to Top hypnotiq
1. n. An alcoholic drink made of a mixture of Vodka, Cognac and Sprite or tropical flavors.  "I got shorty bent last night off that Hypnotiq.

Who is Daniel White Hodge?

Daniel White Hodge
Daniel White Hodge
Dan White Hodge is a dynamic speaker, scholar, Hip Hop theologian, urban worker, & racial bridge builder that connects Urban Popular culture (Including but not limited to Hip Hop, Race/ Ethnicity, class, socio-cultural concerns, The Black Church, & The Emergent Urban Church) with daily life events. Dr. White Hodge has been an active member of the Hip Hop Community for over 20 years and continues to not only study the culture from both an academic and practical perspective, but live it as well. Moreover, Dr. Hodge has over 16 years of urban youth work experience having worked for Young Life and now working with undocumented peoples in Los Angeles with his wife Emily. His unique perspective on Hip Hop and Theology challenges his audiences to look beyond the "outer surface" and go into the deeper parts of the culture using God as the lens. Dan’s books are Heaven Has A Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel and Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur (VDM Academic 2010) and The Soul of Hip Hop: Rimbs Timbs & A Cultural Theology (IVP August 2010).


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