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a place where plenty of shit goes down like gangbangin, drug dealin, killin, a place where you wouldnt want to be
South Central LA, South Bronx, Queensbridge, Southside Houston, Brooklyn, parts of Queens, Philly, etc.
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An exclamation made when your friends or family are teasing you to a point where you can't handle it anymore and a hissy fit is in order.

Derived from a YouTube user's famed outburst following Britney's lackluster performance at the 2007 VMA's.
Sarah: 'OMG Susan, I can't believe you are wearing the same skirt as yesterday. Oh, and by the way, EVERYONE knows what you did with Kevin on the weekend. Plus you look a little fat, are you retaining water?'

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The hood is a working class area.

It can be an urban ghetto or a suburb. It depends on which country we're dealing with.
In the USA it is primary the urban ghettos that are called "the hood", but in other countries (in Europe for instance) the suburbs is actually the place, where most people from the lower social classes live. The suburbs will be the hood in these areas.

The area does not have to be dominated by apartment buildings to be called "The hood". It is all about the social class of the population.
"Ain't nothing good in the hood
I'd run away from this bitch and never come back if I could"
- 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson)
by MJ-DK February 27, 2008
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A place where NOT just African American folk ususally claim they are from but many races. They usually aspire to fantacies of escaping from "the hood" but most will remain. However some actually do manage to escape from this 'hood' through their talents and colleges not thru rap only as others would have you believe.

The hood is not just an area of heavy crime, and corrupt police force. Hoods are not usually owned by organized crime organizations known as Street gangs. Which Street gangs do not always deal in the drug trade, prostitution, and theft (people are just biased).

Hoods are something of all races and cultures including hispanics, blacks, even whites, etc, this hood-mentality has been spread through the increasing popularity of Rap and Hip-hop music, "gangster culture", and the underfunding of the police force allowed by the government.
The hood is a bad place(so they say), where you don't want to be, simple as that(so they say/could be the safest place to be at sometimes). Certain people claim to have knowledge and experience about the "hood".
yet!! In my opinion a person who's never been or ever lived in the hood ,will never know what really happens or go's on in the hood which can be found in any state/city/country burbs/suburbs!
Hello and how are you? I am just 1 person who's left the hood but not because of the music industry, but because I wanted out through hard work and determination....
by Original G! Da don still lives February 12, 2016
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the hood (in USA) is a place where crime is the most common hobby and gangs are in more control than police
I.E. some areas of the hood are anaheim, LA,
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A poor area or estate within a city or town, accociated with gangs and crime. Term seems to stem from African-American slang although it has crossed over into mainstream language through the media.
Doughboy (complaining about TV news coverage):
"Either they don't know, don't show, or don't care about what's going on in the hood. They had all this foreign shit. They didn't have shit on my brother, man." - from the 1991 John Singleton movie, "Boyz n the Hood"
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