This Week's Word: Game 

Surveying the latest in Yay Area hip-hop slang.

Pronounced: Gae-muh

Part of Speech: Noun

As Heard On: E-40 & Keak da Sneak, "Tell Me When to Go"; Too $hort, "Married to the Game"

What It Do: 1) Illegal, inherently criminal activity, i.e., the dope game or the pimp game. 2) Any industry with established rules of behavior, conduct, and politics, i.e., the rap game. 3) Verbal, athletic, or entrepreneurial skills. 4) Expert knowledge. 5) What all good players must have.

Example: "Damn, them online forums be hella hatin' on hyphy, but they ain't really knowin' what's up. Somebody need to pull they coat and put them up on game, for real."


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