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  • noun A hip-hop performer responsible for backup rapping and singing and increasing an audience’s excitement with call-and-response chants.

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  • A back-up vocalist in a hip-hop group. Usually this means working the crowd to keep the energy going, and freestyling about how ill the "star" is. In other words, the hype man is the annoying sidekick.

    December 13, 2007

  • Hmm. Has anyone done a sidekick list around here?

    Oops. I have. *embarrassed*

    December 13, 2007

  • Then, reesetee, shouldn't you adopt hype man instead of leaving him ghosted?

    December 13, 2007

  • I couldn't find r's sidekick list though I tried. He has too many lists. He should be Alleviated Of Lists forthwith.

    December 13, 2007

  • Here 'tis.

    December 13, 2007

  • Ah, you're just jealous, bilby, because I have several more bird lists than you.

    ;->

    Mollusque, my list is more "pal-oriented," so hype man didn't make the cut. Besides, I didn't do the ghosting.... *looks askance at uselessness* But perhaps you're right. Added. :-)

    December 13, 2007

  • Yay!

    December 14, 2007

  • Thanks, reesetee. I hate to see a good word ghosted. Are you accepting nominations for named sidekicks? I made a Snoopy list last night, so Woodstock comes to mind.

    December 14, 2007

  • Heeeey, I like that list, mollusque! And that's a great idea for another list, too. *runs off to start it*

    December 14, 2007

  • Oh, Puck, I triggered a whole list! :-)

    December 14, 2007