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Commonly used as an insult against white middle class kids who listen to underground alternative hip hop, who like hip hop yet are secretly scared of all the violence and other things they don't understand so change the genre around to suit them. The weird thing about the insult is who really uses it? A black rapper living in the projects woudlnt use it or even care (its not his audience), so ive come to the conclusion its used only by white kids who dont want to be placed in the backpacker group, so group everyone else into it, ironically grouping themselves in too.

I feel the insult has now been stretched to the point that any white person listening to Hip Hop is called a backpacker unless they grew up in the projects and carry a magnum next to their dick, which is why ive grown to hate the term, as if i lived in an area where people used the term i would probably be branded it at some point, when i listen to music thats so violent the average black guy i play it doesnt even wanna hear it.
"Nah man your some backpacker, fuck your peaceful shit you whiteboys are killing hip hop"

"Man fuck you, listen to this." (I then play "Return Of Da Baby Killa" by Brotha Lynch Hung).

"Thats some messed up shit man, id rather listen to 50."
by FATAL 1993 January 16, 2010
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A stupid term used to describe anyone who listens to hip hop (not just white suburban people as commonly referenced) that dislikes "commercial" hip-hop just because it is commercial and likes "underground" hip-hop just because it is underground. Basically, its kind of an inside-joke insult attempting to diss hip-hop fans that oppose music that is related to a capitalistic system, even if the music is actually good. This is not the original meaning of the term but rather the definition (or semi-"insult") it has turned into.
by dont want to say April 22, 2006
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The emo kids of the hip hop culture
I listen to atmosphere, "f*ck you lucy", that's not emo, I don't know what is
by Jeff April 23, 2005
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A snob who prides him/herself on being a fan of all the hip-hop you never heard of. Considers any artist not selling CD's out of a Backpack on the train a "sellout". Usually a college-aged suburban kid of any race (dreadlocks optional) who discovered his consciousness at school and dives blindly into underground hip-hop and hates all commercially sucessful styles of rap music, not realizing that the artists he worships are trying to sell records too. Peppers every conversation about rap with insults about your musical tastes, then bringing up some rapper you never heard of and saying they'lll be THE FUTURE OF HIP-HOP, THE SAVIOUR OF HIP HOP, until they sell too many records, therby deeming them "wack."

Kind of like a junior version of the "jazz purist.
Me: "Hey dog, you heard that new Jeezy?"

Backpacker: "Jeezy's corny! You need to listen to MC No Name, he's the future of hip-hop!"

Me: "Damn, you get on my fucking nerves!
by TThe Scribe April 09, 2007
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A person who feels there is a difference between rap and hip-hop believing rap is defined as ghetto music for thugs who love b'tches, hoes, and excessive jewerly. At a hip-hop event one can be spotted by the REI or Jansport backpack worn with one too many support straps, khaki's, adidas or pumas, a hoodie, headphones and hat of some sort.
Everytime I go to a Common concert I see mostly backpackers.
by Lex May 08, 2004
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A girl with a nice ass, a "back you wanna pack,"-if you will. You could careless about how her front looks but you are HIV positive that it's ugly as hell.
Damn G, look at that backpacker. I just wanna pack her from behind
by MrSwallows August 28, 2014
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any member of the "underground" hiphop community who listens to aesop rock but worships sage francis, they all listen to the same artists essentially and they all thing that slug sold out for atmostphere's success. synonyms: hipster
omg yor such a backpacker stfu.
by tendo September 27, 2003
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