An alteration of the phrase, "what's happening?"
Its earliest usage dates back to 1992 when Ice Cube (best known for his lead acting role in "Are We Done Yet?") inquired eloquently about the occurrence of a game of craps.
Tre: Whats the haps?
IC: I don't know, but today seems kinda odd
Tre: Do please elaborate while I listen to Footsteps In The Dark by The Isley Brothers
Regained popularity thanks to Gary Busey in the movie "Beyond the Ring"
Gary Busey (talking to asian crime king pin) "Yo guy! Whats the haps?"
Hey Haulie, whats the haps? North Shore (the movie - 1987!)
a cool way of saying "whats happening"
hey dude whats the haps
A cool way of saying whats happening or what is going on. Can also be used as a greeting. First used by Sideburns 2003.
Whats the hap? OR Whats the hap man