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  • adj. Rambunctious, loud, crazy, dangerous, irrational, and outrageous in behavior.
  • adj. Of or relating to the hyphy subgenre of rap music

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Examples

  • The word hyphy had been in local circulation for several years before Rick Rock and Federation guest rapper E-40 decided to cash in on it with a single.

    California's Latest Sound: 'Hyphy'

  • I'm voting yes, even if it were not well written, well put together and interesting which it is, the fact the word "hyphy" gets used at all within a strucutred scenario gets the "my generation" vote.

    Reader Response

  • Erick Harris and his friends made a "hyphy" music video over the summer that caught the administration's attention, according to Erick's father, Mike Harris.

    CBS 13 Recipes Videos

  • These other two videos are trying to be to "hyphy" and hardcore.

    Oregon Commentator

  • Next up was Keak Da Sneak. an Oakland rapper who is credited with coining the name "hyphy" for the Bay Area hip-hop movement.

    RGJ.com - Latest News

  • The popularization of ghost riding the whip is a byproduct of the popularity of Bay Area music and hyphy culture in general. heh

    Girl ghost rider injured in stunt

  • Although his sound is gangsta rap, and Bay Area hyphy (hyperactive), Young Bari uses no profanity.

    Len Hollie: Bay Area Rappers Return to NYC Looking For a Win

  • The popularization of ghost riding the whip is a byproduct of the popularity of Bay Area music and hyphy culture in general.

    Girl ghost rider injured in stunt

  • Meanwhile in my urban, hyphy-pumpin', scraper-car spinnin' neighborhood, we have beekeepers, chicken-ranchers and gardeners.

    Lazy Environmentalist

  • Now, I gotta call my folks back in the 510 before they go off and get all hyphy.

    The Flax of Life: NĂ¼-Fred Look, Classic Fred Taste

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  • Invented by rapper Keak Da Sneak to describe someone who is "over-the-top"

    From wikipedia:

    "His mother would often tell him he was hyperactive. He would repeat the word "hyper" as "hyphy"."

    Now used to describe a music/dance genre associated with the Bay Area hip hop culture.

    January 29, 2008