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Hyphy
Stylistic origins
Cultural origins
late 1990s, Oakland
Typical instruments
Mainstream popularity mid 2000s
Other topics
Hip hop music - History of hip hop music - Timeline of hip hop

Hyphy (pronounced /ˈhaɪfiː/ HYE-fee) is a slang word used in the Bay Area that literally means "rambunctious". Hip-hop artist E-40, with his song titled tell me when to go, along with many other bay area music productions, put the Bay Area culture on the national map, and this culture began to be known as the Hyphy movement. However, it has become very commercialized and distorted to the point where Bay Area artists and residents no longer proclaim themselves as part of "the hyphy movement". The movement started from the '90s but again re-emerged in the early 2000s as a response from Bay Area rappers against commercial hip hop for ignoring the Bay's influence on the hip hop industry.[1][2] Although the "hyphy movement" has just recently seen light in mainstream America, it has been a long standing and evolving culture in the Bay Area.[3] Bay Area rapper Keak Da Sneak was the first to use the term on an album. Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... G-funk, an abbreviation of Gangsta-funk, is a type of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast gangsta rap in the early 1990s. ... West Coast hip hop, also known as West Coast rap or California hip hop, is a style of hip hop music that originated in California in the early 1980s. ... Mobb Music is a style of West Coast rap music that began in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1980s. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... An AKAI MPC2000 sampler Playing a Yamaha SU10 Sampler A sampler is an electronic music instrument closely related to a synthesizer. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... DJ Mixer. ... Rap redirects here. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... // In hip hop music, people individually and separately vocalize over beats, instrumental tracks, usually consisting of repeated phrases. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... A hypha (plural hyphae) is a long, branching filament that, with other hyphae, forms the feeding thallus of a fungus called the mycelium. ... Bay Area is a common term to refer to a metropolitan area situated around a bay. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Charles Toby Bowens[1] (born October 21, 1977), commonly known by his stage name Keak da Sneak, is a rapper from Oakland, California . ...


Hyphy music is distinguished by gritty, pounding rhythms and in this sense can be associated with the Bay Area as crunk music is to the South; however, contrary to popular belief, the musical aspect of the Hyphy movement has very few similarities to crunk music as it is dictated by more up-tempo beats.[4] An individual is said to "get hyphy" when they act or dance in an overstated, fast paced, and ridiculous manner.[5] Those who consider themselves part of the Hyphy movement would describe this behavior as "getting stupid" or "going dumb."[6][7] In contrast to much of popular American culture where these phrases would be considered negative or even insulting, Hyphy is distinguished by taking this kind of behavior as a form of pride.[8] For other uses, see Crunk (disambiguation). ...

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Culture

A particular feature of hyphy culture in the Bay Area are sydeshows, commonly called "sideshows," when one or more cars do multiple doughnuts by turning sharply and flooring the gas pedal—often in the middle of an intersection. Other car maneuvers include "Yoking" and "ghostriding." Hyphy culture focuses heavily on the usage of alcohol, cannabis and ecstasy.[9] Dancing and partying are important aspects of hyphy culture, though it is not necessary to be intoxicated to participate. A sydeshow (sometimes sideshow) is an informal demonstration of automotive stunts held on public street corners, most often in low-income, non-white neighborhoods of cities in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, United States. ... A doughnut or donut is a maneuver performed while driving a vehicle. ... To ghost ride, frequently used in the context of ghost riding the whip (a whip being a vehicle) or simply ghostin, is when a person puts the car in neutral or allows it to idle and then the driver (and passengers) of a vehicle exit while it is still rolling... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the plant genus Cannabis. ... MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine), most commonly known today by the street name Ecstasy (often abbreviated E, X, or XTC), is a semisynthetic member of the phenethylamine class of psychoactive drugs. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ...


Slang

This is a core list of slang associated with hyphy culture, it is not meant to be exhaustive.

Gas-brake dippin 
Driving while quickly alternating between stomping on the gas and the brake. Also known as "Yokin'".
"Ghost Ridin' the Whip
Driver walks alongside slow-rolling car with the door open, giving the appearance that the car is driving itself. Passengers ride with all the doors open and sometimes leap out of the moving cars, sometimes dancing on top of the hood.
"Going Dumb/18 Dummy, Getting Stupid/Silly/Ignorant/Retarded/Hyphy, and Ridin' the Yellow Bus" 
Bay Area style of having fun; the aforementioned terms almost always involve dancing rambunctiously. Common myth has it that getting "hyphy" involves taking drugs. Many 10 year olds act "hyphy", but its because they are 10, not because they are on drugs. The media, and other non-credible sources, have distorted the meaning of the word "hyphy". The word "hyphy" literally means "rambunctious". Nothing more.
"Grapes" 
Specially cultivated strains of cannabis which are very potent and appear to be purple in color, commonly grown in the Bay Area.
"Runner"/"Ripper" 
A girl who is promiscuous.
"Scrapers" 
four-door American sedans (usually front wheel drive) with whistling pipes, oversized hubcaps and a powerful stereo system. They hang low in the back and send off sparks when one is "gas-brake dippin." This term is used to describe bicycles as well, commonly known as "scraper bikes."
"Shake dem Dreads
Bobbing one's head to the beat of a song very rapidly, for those who have dreads or cornrows.
"Slapper"/"Slumper" 
A song with particularly loud bass and/or Hyphy connotations.
"Stunna Shades" 
Oversized glasses that people wear when they get hyphy. They help accessorize the sagging jeans and white T-shirts that are part of hyphy fashion. "Stunnas" are frequently aviator style glasses, but often more elaborate or attention getting.
"Thizz" 
A slang term for pills containing MDMA mixed with other drugs, popularized by Mac Dre. Thizz is also the name of Mac Dre's record label.[10]
"Thizzle Dance" 
Not necessarily one dance, but a variety of dances usually involving strange movements similar to a drunk person. As Mac Dre says in the song "Get Stupid (Remix)," "It don't look right if you really ain't drunk."
"Yadadamean?"/"Yadadasayin?" 
A phrase popularized by Keak Da Sneak meaning "Do you know what I mean?" or "Do you know what I am saying?" The 'dada' does not have a rolled r sound, contrary to linguistic beliefs.
"Yay Area/The Yay" 
Another nickname for the Bay Area of California. Yay, or yayo, can also be a reference to cocaine.
"Yee" 
Originating from the streets of Richmond, a cheer made to express exuberance.

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Cities and locations

Oakland is the capital of the Hyphy Movement. Additionally, San Francisco, Vallejo, Richmond, San Jose, Berkeley, East Palo Alto and other cities in Northern California are key areas in the hyphy movement.[11] Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... San Francisco redirects here. ... Vallejo (pronounced or in English; in the original Spanish) is a city in Solano County, California, United States. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Contra Costa Government  - Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (G) Area  - City  52. ... Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ...


Artists

Major entertainers from the Bay Area who are considered hyphy artists include:

Dem Hoodstarz (sometimes Tha Hoodstarz or just plainly Hoodstarz) are two bay-area rappers, from East Palo Alto, California, Band-Aide and Scoot Dogg. ... For other uses, see E40. ... The Federation is a hip-hop group from Fairfield, California, part of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Charles Toby Bowens[1] (born October 21, 1977), commonly known by his stage name Keak da Sneak, is a rapper from Oakland, California . ... Andre Hicks (July 5, 1970 – November 1, 2004), better known by his stage name, Mac Dre, was a San Francisco Bay Area-based gangsta rapper from Vallejo, California. ... Mistah F.A.B. (born Stanley P. Cox on January 23, 1982)[1] is an American rapper from Oakland, California. ... Dustin Perfetto, known by his stage name Nump, is a Filipino-American hip hop artist best known for his single, I Gott Grapes featuring E-40 and The Federation produced by D1 of the Knockaholicks. ... The Pack is a rap group from Berkeley, California. ... San Quinn began in the early 90s alongside JT the Bigga Figga and recorded for J.T.s Get Low label for several years before breaking away at the end of the decade. ... The Team is a rap group from Oakland and Berkeley, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Todd Anthony Shaw (born April 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, California), better known by his stage name Too $hort, is an American rapper who started his career at the age of fourteen in Oakland, California. ... Turf Talk (born Demar Bernstein, 1979 in Vallejo, California), is a Bay Area rapper at the forefront of the hyphy movement. ...

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References

  1. ^ From the USA Today article:
    "Every record label was getting at us at that time, but we fumbled the ball," says E-40, whose My Ghetto Report Card entered the Billboard album chart at No. 3 in March. "I hung on like a hubcap in the fast lane along with a few other rappers, and now it's time again. We had a 10-year drought and they went to other regions and were bypassing us like the surgery out here. But we're trendsetters, and the rap game without the Bay Area is like old folks without bingo."
  2. ^ According to his comments in the July 2006 issue of Vibe magazine, Keak Da Sneak was the first to use the word "hyphy" on record on 3X Krazy's "Stackin' Chips" in 1997. On MTV's "My Block: The Bay" he explains how the word evolved from hyper, to super hyper, to hyphy. If someone was hyphy, they were reacting spontaneously to the music. Alternately, it is based heavily around partying and having as much of a good a time as possible. In an interview on the bay Area hip hop station KMEL, the definition of hyphy in the early days meant that something wild was going to go down such as a fight or some other form of violence.
  3. ^ Collins, Hattie. "Ghostridin' the whip", The Guardian, 2006-10-21. Retrieved on 2007-11-12. "... Deriving from hyperactive, Hyphy is over 10 years old and was first coined on record by Bay legend Keak Da Sneak. While it may be far from fledgling, it's new to mainstream music ears and thanks to The Pack, Fab and artists like E40 and the now-deceased Mac Dre, it's about the most exciting offshoot seen in rap since crunk. ..." 
  4. ^ Hix, Lisa. "HYPHY", San Francisco Chronicle, 2006-10-22, pp. PK-22. Retrieved on 2007-11-17. 
  5. ^ Hildebrand, Lee. "Streets team", San Francisco Chronicle, 2004-11-21, pp. PK-48. Retrieved on 2007-11-12. "'It just means to go crazy,' Federation member Anthony 'Mr. Stres' Caldwell, 23, says of the term. 'It's like the same thing as the rockers in the mosh pit.'" 
  6. ^ "Hip-Hop to the Nth Degree: Hyphy". Tapan Munshi (Contributor). NPR's All Thing's Considered: Youth Radio. 00:04:03 minutes in. Retrieved on 2007-11-12.
  7. ^ Rosen, Jody. "Why hyphy is the best hip-hop right now.", Slate, 2007-02-13. Retrieved on 2007-11-12. "... the Bay Area hip-hop genre known as hyphy (pronounced "hi-fee"), in which stewiness, maininess, dumbness are everything: the means and ends, the sun and moon and stars. ..." 
  8. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named usatoday
  9. ^ Swan, Rachel. "Feelin' Their Thizzle: How the culture of Ecstasy has changed as the drug moved from raves to hip-hop.", East Bay Express, 2006-03-15. Retrieved on 2007-11-12. 
  10. ^ The USA Today article referenced here has the definition: "The feeling that comes from popping pills while listening to the music and getting hyphy. Not condoned by many hyphy followers."
  11. ^ Burke, Garance. "Hip-Hop Car Stunt Leaves 2 Dead", Associated Press, 2006-12-29. Retrieved on 2007-11-12. "Hyphy was born in the cities of Oakland, Richmond, and Vallejo in the late 1990s..." 
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HYPHY Package Page (584 words)
HYPHY was designed with maximum flexibility in mind and to that end it incorporates a simple high level programming language which enables the user to tailor the analyses precisely to his or her needs.
The development of HyPhy started in 1997, with the first public release in 2000 and currently the package is converging to a 1.0 (non-beta) release with the most recent version being 0.99+ beta.
HyPhy has a native graphical interface for all three platforms and is extensively parallelized, both for multiple processors (dual, quad machines) and cluster (MPI) environments.
Hyphy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1416 words)
Hyphy (pronounced hi-fee; IPA: [ˈhaɪfiː]) is a style of music and dance associated with San Francisco Bay Area hip hop culture.
A particular feature of hyphy culture in the Bay Area are sideshows or sydeshows, when one or a series of cars do multiple doughnuts in their car by braking and turning at high speeds.
This is merely an introduction to the slang associated with hyphy culture.
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