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Back to Top pack it up
1. to get out of somewhere very quickly.  "Pewee just called & said Po Po is coming, we gotta pack it up right now!2. v. to pack marijuana into a pipe or bong.  "They all was telling to pack it up, but I said if you didn’t put 5 on it you can’t run the weed session!

Back to Top pad
1. An old school term still used in some parts for house.  "Yo lets go chill at my pad.

Back to Top paper(s)
1. n. money  "I got to get me some paper if I'm going to be rollin' with them.2. n. the papers used to roll joints 

Back to Top Papers
1. Someone who is on parole or on probation  "I don't smoke weed- I'm on papers.

Back to Top parlayin
1. v. relaxing and communicating, like sitting and talking to a female.  "Check out Reggie parlayin with Shana.

Back to Top partner
1. n. An individual's significant other; sexual partner and/or friend with benefits; usually used to identify a homosexual's girlfriend/boyfriend.  "Hey, is that Mariah’s Partner?

Back to Top pawtna
1. n. (pronounced "pawt-na") From "partner." A friend. A loyal associate.  "Was'up pawtna!

Back to Top payned
1. To be shut down, instead of saying "snap."  "Dude, you just got payned!

Back to Top pcp
1. (phencyclidine) has sedative and anesthetic effects that are trance-like, and causes one to experience a feeling of being “out of body” and detached from their environment. It is a white crystalline powder that is soluble in water or alcohol. PCP turns up on the street in a variety of tablets, capsules, and colored powders. PCP can be snorted, smoked, injected, or swallowed and is most commonly sold as a powder or liquid and applied to a leafy material such as mint, parsley, oregano, tobacco, or marijuana. Other slang terms for this drug are: Angel Dust, Embalming Fluid, Killer Weed, Rocket Fuel, Supergrass, Wack, Ozone.

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Back to Top peace
1. good bye. See also "peace out." 

Back to Top peace out
1. a farewell remark. To say to someone, especially a friend, "good bye." 

Back to Top peanut
1. n. Someone whose acting like a chump or immature.  "I ain’t letting Mikie come with us to the park no more; he ain’t nothing but a peanut!

Back to Top pearl
1. To leave.  "I'll catch you later. I’m about to pearl.

Back to Top peel
1. n. a basketball. 

Back to Top peep 'dis
1. v. an order given to observe or to listen--to check out.  "Yo G, peep this triflin' shawty.

Back to Top peeps
1. short for "peoples." Meaning friends and family.   "Props to my peeps.

Back to Top peng
1. adj. Someone who is very attractive, physically fit and sexy.  "Look at that girl, she is so peng; I gotts to get her number or email or sumthin’!

Back to Top peoples
1. n. friends, companions or acquaintances.  "I got all my peoples out on 100th and Crenshaw!

Back to Top perpetratin'
1. to imitate or try to be something you’re not.  "Why is that wigga always perpetratin!

Back to Top phat
1. adj./adv. (pronounced "fat") Very good, cool, top notch. Also used as an acronym, pretty hot and tempting.  "His corvette was phat!2. Also seen as “actin like you phat” which means actin’ like you are cool, tough, or something special. 

Back to Top phatty
1. adv. (pronounced "fatty") Incredibly good, cool, top notch. Usually in admiration of a feat or trick.  "That 360 in the air was phatty!2. a large joint – marijuana. See “blunt.” 

Back to Top PHD
1. An acronym/euphemism for "playa hata degree." Someone who tries to mess up a "playa's chance with women (his "game")  "Tomesha has a PHD. She’s always messing up my game!2. A teacher or authority figure who seems to have something against “playas” or "gangster-like" students. 

Back to Top photo bomb
1. When a person or object is in a picture accidentally or intentionally and as a result, ruins the photo.  

Back to Top piece
1. n. Also “piece of a**” (posterior) A derogatory term for a female, usually one being used for sexual favor, with derogatory intonations of a lack of emotion.  "Nah-uh, Dawg, she aint my boo. She just a piece.2. sex.  "I’m a go over Tanisha’s and get me a piece.3. n. a gun or weapon.  "Back off, I’m carrying a piece.

Back to Top piff
1. Describing some super quality weed/marijuana.  "Yo, my cuz got the piff.

Back to Top pigeon
1. an ugly girl.  "Quit mackin’ on those pigeons over there.2. a girl who goes with all the guys, whether or not she has a boyfriend, usually just for sexual favors. 

Back to Top pimp
1. adj. Very admirable or desirable. Extremely good.  "Check out his pimp ride!2. n. a male who is extremely admirable, especially with the women.  "Take notes fellas, I'm the pimp!

Back to Top pimp-daddy
1. Someone extremely “pimp.” See “pimp.” The pimp of all pimps. Someone who excels in all the qualities of pimpdom.  "Look at Billy pimpin all dem ho’s. He’s the pimp-daddy braw!

Back to Top pimpershcnaps
1. n. a pimp in training; a pimp apprentice.  "Did you see them pimpershcnaps trying to talk to Sheila and Tasha after school?

Back to Top pimpin'
1. Something very cool or ghetto fabulouse  "Hey dawg, them new sneakers by Tha Game is pimpin' I'ma get some of those next week.2. A guy trying to pick up on girls.  "Look at him pimpin'.

Back to Top playa (player)
1. (pronounced "playa")The male version of the word "Ho." A male, who is perceived as very promiscuous, usually even bragging to others about his sexual escapades. This male might "date" a lot of the opposite sex at the same time. Or someone who has a different girlfriend or boyfriend every week or so.  "Sheila, you ain't all that. John's a player, and you the flavor of the week!

Back to Top pleb
1. n. a person who is an inferior, an idiot, or inept.  "That dude is a straight up pleb.

Back to Top plex
1. n. To have a grudge, conflict or a problem with someone.  "I ain’t goin with y’all if Nisha is coming cause we still plexin’ about her tryin’ to steal my man.

Back to Top pocket
1. n. A term used in reference to money; usually large amounts of money.  "Yo, Bill Gates' pockets are deep.

Back to Top po-nine
1. n. Nick name used for cop or police, such as 5-0 or ‘Po-po’  "Kill all that whooptidoo, Po-nine just walked in the building so chill!

Back to Top poodle
1. . Someone inferior. Someone, usually female, that is looked down upon.  "Check out that poodle over there by herself!

Back to Top pop off
1. The provoking or initiating of a fight or confrontation.  "Watch your back tonight, cause some stuff gonna pop off.

Back to Top po-po
1. n. (pronounced poe-poe) a policeman.  "Whatch out! It's the po po!

Back to Top poppin'
1. A ghetto way of saying what's going on.  "Yo, whaz popin?2. To initiate the activity and involvement of something; to start something.  "Let's get this party poppin.3. n. something that's very cool.  "Shawty keep it on and poppin'.

Back to Top poppin' bottles
1. Getting drunk.  "At the party they will be poppin' bottles.

Back to Top poppins
1. Perfect, as in 'Mary Poppins is perfect in every way.' 

Back to Top POS
1. Refers to "parent over shoulder" and is used (typed) when a parent is around and may be looking over the shoulder of their kid while they are chatting, texting, etc. No one goes around saying "POS" out loud -- nor would you say LOL (laugh out loud), WTF (what the f--k), BRB (be right back) or SMH (shaking my head), but this word is just for texting and chatting.  

Back to Top poser
1. someone who immitates or tries to be something he is not. See perpetratin'  "Check out that cracker over there thinking he’s all ghetto. He’s a straight up poser.

Back to Top post up or posted up
1. To stay in one place. Derived from drug dealers on street corners. Staying on the corner in one place, like a street post.  "I was posted up all day on E. 14th.

Back to Top posted
1. It means to be somewhere. Usually by yourself.  "The Po was posted on the corner waitin to bust the party.

Back to Top pote
1. n. short for Newport cigarette.  "DD is a nicotine fiend. He was smoking potes since he was 5!

Back to Top potent
1. Fine or good.  "She be potent!" "That weed is potent.

Back to Top pound it
1. something you say when you want to greet someone with the ghetto high-five- by tapping your fist on theirs and vice-versa. 

Back to Top prada
1. n. A brandname of clothes and fashion accessories like Gucci or Fendi  "If you love me I want you to buy me a Prada knapsack, with the hat to match.

Back to Top p-ride
1. n. a pimped out car.  "Once I get my p-ride on the streets wit this new system, all the girls gonna be up on it!

Back to Top props
1. n. Favor or admiration credited to a person because of something done. A verbal recognition of good achievement. 

Back to Top prostitots
1. little girls that wear tight low cut jeans and belly shirts like Brittany Spears  "Check out those prostitots over there. What ya think . . . are they 11? 12?

Back to Top puff
1. A term that refers to the smoking of marijuana.  "Baby, I'm about to roll over to Jay Jay's house to puff that weed.

Back to Top puff-puff pass
1. v. a procedure that people do when smoking marijuana; basically consisting of taking two inhales of the weed (puff-puff) then passing it on to the next person. This term was made famous by Chris Tucker in the film Fridays with Ice Cube.  "We all put five on this stanky-dank, so stick with the rules: PUFF-PUFF PASS!

Back to Top pukka
1. Adj. A British slang term used to describe something as great, genuine, or first class.  "Those boots you wearing are pukka my man!

Back to Top pump it up
1. v. To engage in sexual intercourse, from the male perspective. 

Back to Top Pump yo brakes
1. v. stop whatever it is you're doing or are about to do.  "I'm bout to go holla at Kianna." " Ay, dawg. Pump yo brakes, she a gold digga.

Back to Top punk
1. (v.) Steal or take something.  "Did you punk the last ding-dong?" "I heard Gena's car got punked.

Back to Top punked
1. Embarassed by someone else. 

Back to Top purple state
1. n. a U.S. state where the two main political parties (Republican and Democrat) have about the same level of support among voters. 

Back to Top Purple Urple (a.k.a. Purple Haze)
1. n. A strong strain of sativa cannabis, usually containing leaves with a purplish tint or purple fibers.  "Yo, I got some bomb purple haze with me tonight; its gonna get us seriously faded.

Back to Top purps, purple urple
1. a term for a strong strain of marijuana that has purple leaves.  "JJ told me that he had some purple urple if I wanted to come by, but I told him that I'm off them grapes, I'm trying to clean my life up.

Back to Top pusher
1. n. One who sells narcotics/drugs illegally. A drug dealer. 

Back to Top pushin'
1. the illegal distribution of drugs.  "That fool better keep all his info on the low or he's gonna do some real time for pushin' weight, all that weight."  Lyrical reference: Pushin' Weight; Ice Cube & Mr. Short KHOP  A yeah yeah I push rhymes like weight I push rhymes like weight 

Back to Top put that on
1. Asking for or verifying authenticity. Like to ask "you swear!" "or I swear by my mom's grave."  ""Tim got a new car!" "Put that on!" "I put that on!" or "I put that on everything!"

Back to Top puta
1. adj. A Spanish slang which means ‘whore’ or prostitute.  "You are the son of a puta!

Back to Top putting me on blast
1. to be publicity disciplined or to have someone raise their voice at you. Similar to "putting someone on the spot."  "Why was that teacher putting me on the blast?

Back to Top pwned
1. pwned is spelled with a "p" and is pronounced 'owned.' It likely originated in an online game called "Warcraft" where a map designer misspelled "owned." When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, "has been owned." Being owned means someone just proved you wrong, but it could also be positive. If you did well on a test, uou pwned that test. 

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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