Hyphy is a form of music/dance and all around look/attitude. MAC DRE made hyphy HE IS HYPHY. E-40 didnt make hyphy he only stole it and used it to make his money. MAC DRE INVENTED HYPHY! Mac dre made many more albums befor any of these other raps did. It all started in 1989 with his first album Young Black brother and is still going on today. Get the facts straight Mac Dre started the movement and other rapers stole it. Get your facts straight and hear his music befor you say who made what.
Person one: "Did you know e-40 made hyphy?"
by Crazy Tasty January 08, 2008
An experiment organized by Bay Area African Americans to see just how far Whitey™ will go to be cool.
researcher1: lawl lawl lawl. hey mang u see dem white folks at da club dressing and acting like morons thinkin' dat theyz actually look kewl being hyphy!?
researcher2: haha! yea mang! scientific pruff dem whiteyz will do ANYTHING to be kewl!
whiteboi: Yee! wuz slumpin' yadadamean!?
researcher1: *chuckle* okay shhhhh...
by Yylanas March 28, 2007
to act all crazy or be trippin
that bitch got a attitude and started getting hyphy
by so what45 bitch November 07, 2008
CRUNK- from the Bay Area!
Oakland baby. Usually only used in California, as it is a Bay Area originating term. A term used to replace the work crunk, also meaning to get out of hand. GET HYPHY!
Go dumb/Dawg I'm hyphy/Got my white tee and my stunnas on, gold 1's and I can't go wrong
by Craxy_knowin_yo November 25, 2005
Doing ecstasy and cocaine.
"My definition of Hyphy man is thizzen and doin' lines"- Keak Da Sneak
by BombFather May 23, 2010
1 going dumb,getting stupid,getting ignorant high/drunk
2 getting violent with a bunch of friends
1. that guy was getting really hyphy at that bar.
2. That kid was getting really hyphy with his friends
by kevin gomez March 04, 2008
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
by nigga norman August 17, 2007
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