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 "The same way the South gets crunk the Bay gets hyphy" ...



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 "The dreadlocks shaking, riding with all four doors open. It's how the kids are feeling these days" ...



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 "As soon as the song came on, people started jumping through the windows, swinging from the sprinkler systems" ...





Hood Check: Hyphy: California Crunk



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Locale:
The Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward, Vallejo, San Jose, Berkeley, Fremont, San Leandro)

Nickname:
The Yay Area
Lineage:
The Black Panthers; Tupac Shakur; Digital Underground; MC Hammer; Oaktown 357; E-40; Too Short; The Luniz; Toni, Tone, Tony; "The Wake Up Show" on KMEL with Sway, King Tech and DJ Revolution; Oakland Raiders

The Spots: T. Wauzi's Records (Oakland), Rasputin's Records (Berkeley / San Lorenzo), Amoeba Records (Berkeley), Bay Fair Mall (San Leandro), Hilltop Mall (Richmond), Eastmont Mall (East Oakland), Mission Rock club (San Francisco), Ambassador's Lounge (San Jose), 330 Rich club (San Francisco), Sweet Jimmy's (Oakland)

Slang:
Main Entry: hyphy
Pronunciation: "HIGH-fee"
Function: adjective
Etymology: Etymology: San Francisco Bay Area, shortened perhaps from English dialect "hyperactive"; other sources cite a combination of "hype" and "fly." Popularized by E-40 and the Federation's song "Hyphy" (2004); first known use on record by Keak Da Sneak in 1998 (on "Cool," from his LP Sneakacidle).
1 : dangerous and irrational: CRAZY;
2 : amusingly eccentric; without inhibition: GOOFY <"They were getting hyphy up in the club Saturday night.">

Main Entry: Scraper
Pronunciation: "SKRAY-per"
Function: noun
Etymology: San Francisco Bay Area slang
1 : a vintage Buick <"Minutes later, a Scraper pulls up and all four doors pop open.">

Tastemakers: Davey D, DJ Big Von of KMEL, party promoters Done Deal and Personal Touch. Chuy Gomez, Jazzy Jim, Mind Motion

The Fashion: "Cerr Be" T-shirts. "Bay Area" T-shirts





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