A type of slang mostly used by your typical "thuged-out" niggas
Artist: Big L
Album: The Big Picture
Song: Ebonics


Yo, pay attention
And listen real closely how I break this slang shit down

Check it, my weed smoke is my lye
A ki of coke is a pie
When I'm lifted, I'm high
With new clothes on, I'm fly
Cars is whips and sneakers is kicks
Money is chips, movies is flicks
Also, cribs is homes, jacks is pay phones
Cocaine is nose candy, cigarettes is bones
A radio is a box, a razor blade is a ox
Fat diamonds is rocks and jakes is cop
And if you got rubbed, you got stuck
You got shot, you got bucked
And if you got double-crossed, you got fucked
Your bankroll is your poke, a choke hold is a yoke
A kite is a note, a con is a okey doke
And if you got punched that mean you got snuffed
To clean is to buff, a bull scare is a strong bluff
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

Chorus: repeat (2X)

"Speak with criminal slang" -Nas
That's just the way that I talk, yo
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill" -Nas

Yo, yo
A burglary is a jook, a woof's a crook
Mobb Deep already explained the meanin' of shook
If you caught a felony, you caught a F
If you got killed, you got left
If you got the dragon, you got bad breath
If you 730, that mean you crazy
Hit me on the hip means page me
Angel dust is sherm, if you got AIDS, you got the germ
If a chick gave you a disease, then you got burned
Max mean to relax, guns and pistols is gats
Condoms is hats, critters is cracks
The food you eat is your grub
A victim's a mark
A sweat box is a small club, your tick is your heart
Your apartment is your pad
Your old man is your dad
The studio is the lab and heated is mad
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

Chorus (2X)

The iron horse is the train and champaign is bubbly
A deuce is a honey that's ugly
If your girl is fine, she's a dime
A suit is a fine, jewelry is shine
If you in love, that mean you blind
Genuine is real, a face card is a hundred dollar bill
A very hard, long stare is a grill
If you sneakin' to go see a girl, that mean you creepin'
Smilin' is cheesin', bleedin' is leakin'
Beggin is bummin, if you nuttin you comin
Takin' orders is sunnin', an ounce of coke is a onion
A hotel's a telly, a cell phone's a celly
Jealous is jelly, your food box is your belly
To guerrilla mean to use physical force
You took a L, you took a loss
To show off mean floss, uh
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

Chorus (2X)

Yeah, yeah
One love to my big brother, Big Lee
Holdin' it down
Yeah, Flamboyant for life
Yeah yeah, Flamboyant for life
by Ass August 13, 2004
The way you talk when your vocabulary is limited to less then 500 words, just simply add an -izzle, drop a few letters, or misspell completely. Note: George W. Bush does this on a much more sophisticted scale.
Yo Dawg, are you going to the gamizzle?

fo sho!
by Danny Pouliot February 18, 2005
Pretty much terrible and annoying...the only people that speak it are rappers or "gangsta's", uneducated white people that think MTV is the world, and those emulating aforementioned shitty rappers. The word "gangsta" itself is an ebonic contraction of the word "gangster." In order to make one's shitty music/lack of education seem almost ok but not quite there yet.

Also, an excuse to talk like a total dumbass and say something that would not normally be acceptable but in this case it is unintelligible so said speaker can get away with it.
Jeff-"Yo, i gotsta ta gets me some bling-bling all up in dis bitch so's I can roll on ma twenty-fo's"
Ian-"I swear to god, cut out the ebonics before I cut out your tongue"
by Almost Fantastic Dan April 08, 2008
a pseudo-"language". the word was created to make people unable to learn english have higher self esteem.
Many people who have immigrated to America quickly learn to speak better english than the ebonic speaking community. No one who speaks Ebonics has ever won a Nobel Peace Prize of McArthur Genuis Grant. Nor will they. Ever. Ebonics is not a language that screams "intelligence"
Only about 7% of the population speaks Ebonics but 70% of carjackers do. About 80% of males who say they are "babydaddy" to someone's children as opposed to being there "father" also do.
by jane doe the 6th August 18, 2009
Also called African-American Vernacular English (AAVE)Black English, Black Vernacular, or Black English Vernacular (BEV). A creole of the American English language. Known colloquially as Ebonics, Ebo, or Jive. With pronunciation that in some respects is common to that of Southern American English, as the majority of the slaves' descendants first lived in the South. Spoken by many people of African descent in the United States and ethnic minorities worldwide. Shares many characteristics with various Creole English dialects spoken by people of African descent in much of the world. NOT simply "bad English", as it has grammatical origins in, and pronunciation characteristics in common with, various West African languages.

NOT the same as urban or hip-hop slang ("izzle's", crack-a-lackin'), although urban slang has been greatly influenced by AAVE
Ebonics has contributed to Standard American English words of African origin ("gumbo", "goober", "yam", "banjo", "bogus") and slang expressions ("cool," "hip," "hep cat").
by Khalisah April 05, 2006
a bartering language used by disenfranchised black youth disguised as the common audible sounds of the mentally challenged, used for the illegal trade of: women, money, marijuana, popeyes fried chicken, guns, candy and crack cocaine
ebonics is actually more efficient when there are only 7 possible subjects.
by shogun11 December 03, 2010
What happens when you take a large minority of people and confine them to run down neighbourhoods commonly called ghettos. Put them in a spot were the most alluring job is the hustling of crack rock and were school is a place were you might get shot, and suddenly a firm grasp on the english language dosen't seem so important anymore.
Check out Ebonics by Big L, some guy already posted the lyrics.
by mrpopenfresh September 05, 2005
An effort to create a "new" language based off of the English language. Many changes have been made so that it can be different. Words that end in "oor" change to "oh". Words with "ing" change to "in'". Words that are next to each other in the sentence are sometimes combined. Also known as "ghetto" talk.
Ebonics: “Man foo, i think dis busta needs to get his caps out dis club 'afore i drop em in the street.”
English: “I think that this man should evacuate his friends from this drinking establishment before I murder him and lay his dead corpse in a public driving location.”

Ebonics: “Yo son, you best not talk to me like dat dog, im liable to be splittin some wigs up in dis mug if you keep disrespectin like that...so ignant..”
English: “Hello acquaintance. I would appreciate it if you didn't speak to me in that way. If you continue, I might start firing fast moving projectiles into people's skulls in this general vicinity. You are very ignorant.”

Ebonics: “Man, he dropped a dime on dat whip. i thinks he gots that on tha corna lot of big g's auto. i gots to pimp that chrome.”
English: “That fellow spent a lot of cash on his automobile. I believe that he processed the transaction in the main gangsters automobile store. I sure would love to drive that fine automobile.”

Ebonics: “dem ho's keep tryin to buck my rides but they kno that i ain't givin em they nickels if they still kick it off the heezy and bounce. for real tho.”
English: “My female prostitutes continue to hijack my cars, but they know that if they keep doing this, they will not receive their 1/25 gram of their cocaine if they keep leaving their houses. This is true.”
by Snoop Doggy Bryce July 07, 2006

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