The Ghetto Gospel - A Definitive Guide To Trap Terminology

Trap as a genre has been kicking around for a while now, so you've probably basically worked out what it sounds like and know some people who produce it. But for those of us who aren't quite #fam or #squad status just yet, trap terms can sound like a whole other language.

But don't stress, we got chu. Here we present to you a definitive guide to trap terms to take you from fuccboi to lord quicker than you can say 'damn son, where'd you find this?'
#tru

Fire (variations, fiyahhh): very good

Sick: very good

v.rare: very rare/does not usually happen

Dank: very good

On lock: under control

Basic:
describes a person or behaviour that is unsophisticated or obscenely obvious

Dope: good

Lit: very good or crazy

RN:
right now

AF
: as fuck (add on the end to accentuate how sick/dank/dope/lit anything is)

e.g. 'Chinese Laundry was lit/sick/dank/dope AF last night'

Beast mode: the stage one reaches when they are truly doing really well at said task

Swag: the level in which someone presents themselves to their peers (i.e. quite well)

Keep it 100: to keep yourself real and true (not to be mistaken with #tru – see below)

Rinse: a dance which has somehow found its way to Australian shores

Trap arms: number one dance move - similar to a fist pump with more emphasis on the downward motion and simultaneous bouncing around

Ndiuaohf8R9G37YPRHVWksnjqgr (random smashing of keyboard): means really, really excited, similar to non-trap slang 'I can't even'

e.g. 'jwevwgnfjdskbvuriwhlavoafjd, you got swag bruh, keep it 100'

Wile out: go crazy

Roll up: to roll up a joint/arrive at said destination

Going up
: going off/really good

Going in: giving it your all

Turn up/turning up/turnt: (similar to lit AF) - to go crazy

SMH:
shaking my head

e.g. 'roll up and wile out, we're going in on this one, this club is turnt'

Fam: friends who also like trap

Squad: friends who also like trap

Fuccboi: someone that has inferior levels of swag to you, is unknowledgeable about trap or just generally lacks good judgement

Trap queen/trap shawty: girl

Lord: very good person

Tru: that is a good point you have made there

'The whole squads turning up, you gotta come thru! Don't be a fuccboi'
'Tru…'

Come thru: I invite you to come to said event/location

Finna: trying to

'Shieeet': correct way to say shit (usually means good)

'You trying to hit a club': hey friend, would you like to come out with me tonight?

'Bruh'
: 'oh wow, I can't believe it'

'What are thooooooooooooooooooooooooose?!': what is that footwear you are you wearing?

X, Z, V or $: substitute for other letters, take out vowels in words for good measure e.g. HDYNTN

Turn Up Vol. 1 – Trap is out now on iTunes. Bring the fam and get lit - Oski & Hydraulix are about to hit a club near you. Check out where and when here.

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