Hold My Gold

Hold My Gold

A White Girl's Guide to the Hip-Hop World

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Every night there is a white girl crying herself to sleep somewhere in America, listening to Ludacris and wishing she could be part of that gold-rimmed, Cristal-soaked hip-hop dream. Hope has arrived in the wise counsel given in Hold My Gold: A White Girl's Guide to the Hip-Hop World. From "Da Basix: Vocab, Grammar, and Translation" to "How to Be a Video Ho or "Just look Like One," authors McCall and Rizzo deliver a comprehensive education in hip-hop history, language, accessories, social etiquette, and more. Loaded with spot-on satire and hilarious tongue-in-cheek advice, Hold My Gold is required reading for bling-deficient white girls looking to conquer their hip-hop illiteracy.
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743264600 | 
  • May 2005
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Chapter 1: Da Basix: Vocabulary, Grammar, & Translation

I. Hip-Hoptionary: Useful Words and Phrases

Following is an abbreviated dictionary of helpful hip-hop terms. Rip out this section and tuck it into your backpack, purse, or bra. Bring it with you wherever you go. Remember, repetition is the key to learning the language of hip-hop. Practice every day and, before you know it, you will be able to understand and/ or converse with any rapper! It's that simple!

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