1. A new genre of literature that features edgy, urban settings; hip, colorful characters; and the cool, razor-sharp language of the streets.
2. Also called "Edge Lit"
Coined by BP Masin, 12Sep03
The new field of "urban-edge literature" is a huge success not only with inner-city youth, but also with the whitebread kids of the 'burbs. It resonates strongly with the tone of today's youth: hip, edgy, vigorous. It's "two-dimensional hip-hop."