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Hyphy (pronounced HI-fee; IPA: ˈhaɪfiː) is a style of music and dance primarily associated with the Bay Area hip hop culture. Although the hyphy movement started in the early '90s, it began to emerge in the early 2000s as a response from Bay Area rappers against commercial hip hop for not acknowledging the Bay for setting trends in the hip hop industry.12 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. Bay Area rapper Keak Da Sneak takes credit for coining the term when, as a young boy, his mother would often tell him he was hyperactive. He would repeat the word "hyper" as "hyphy".

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. An individual is said to "get hyphy" when they act or dance in an overstated and ridiculous manner. Those who consider themselves part of the Hyphy movement would describe this behavior as acting "stupid" or "going dumb." 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.3
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by nigga norman August 17, 2007
 
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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."
by j`ril May 16, 2005
 
2.
1.Go stupid, dummy, retarted.
2.Get out of hand
1. We got hyphy in da parking lot after the club let out!

2. Dat bitch was trying to get hyphy cuz her friends was wit her
by Ya Kno March 22, 2004
 
3.
sf bay area version of crunk
"hyphy the same way the south get crunk"
by kidd December 23, 2003
 
4.
crazy, high-energy, temperamental

Origin: Bay Area, CALIFORNIA
also see hyfey
Them ninjas hella hyphy hangin out the doors in the scraper!
by BayAreaPimpstress August 13, 2004
 
5.
a way of living - hype, crunk, actin a fool, ignorant

It was actually first used by Keak da Sneak on 1999's Sneakacydal
We stay hyphy, in our white tee, and our black jeans, and our Nikes
by that dozen April 30, 2005
 
6.
It's Cali's version of Crunk. Intead of sayin let's get crunk, you'd say get hyphy. Hyphy's gettin crazy, stupid, dumb, retarded..ect.
Hyphy! Make a baby mama slap her baby's daddy (Lyrics from the song Hyphy by Federation)
by HyphyChic March 22, 2005
 
7.
Although mostly Bay Area, getting "hyphy" is more of an Oakland word defining getting ignorant, drunk/high, and quite violent within a group of friends.
Them krazy ninjas in the Town were gettin hyphy with them Boys in Blue, the fools were scraping the Pigs.
by Dre the SAV January 14, 2004