Top Definition
when an individuals who lives in an area described as "the hood", typically low income area populated by blacks and latinos, when that individual is sentenced to prison, when he comes back out into society he has earned additional street cred.

This street credibility often takes the form of acknowledgement that the individual was strong enough to survive prison and that he didnt snitch on others to save himself. Living through strong deed what lofty words express: "The snitches is itching for a bitchin in prison"
Tyrone: Yo dawg, I heard T-Bone is back tryna get his hustle on.

LaMarcus: Fa real do, that nigga hood certified now and he playing for keeps this time.
by Hood Certified Criminal Lawyer February 14, 2014
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