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Music genre
Stylistic originsWest Coast hip hop, electro music, techno
Cultural originsLate 1990s, San Francisco Bay Area|San Francisco Bay Area]], California, United States
Typical instrumentsSampler - Bass - Drums - Keyboard - Turntables - Rapping
Mainstream popularityEarly 2000s
Other topicsHip hop music - History of hip hop music - Timeline of hip hop

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The word hyphy ( ) is short for "hyperactive." It was created by Bay Area rapper Keak Da Sneak when he used the term on an album he recorded in 1994. From the USA Today article: "Every record label was getting at us at that time, but we fumbled the ball," says E-40, whose My Ghetto Report Card entered the Billboard album chart at No. 3 in March. "I hung on like a hubcap in the fast lane along with a few other rappers, and now it's time again. We had a 10-year drought and they went to other regions and were bypassing us like the sand out here. But we're trendsetters, and the rap game without the Bay Area is like old folks without bingo." Although the hyphy movement has just recently seen light in mainstream America, it has been a long standing and evolving culture in the Bay Area. Hyphy can be seen as the San Francisco equivalent to G-Funk in Los Angeles.

The phrase "to get hyphy" refers to when an individual acts or dances in an overstated, fast paced, and ridiculous manner. This is similar to the southern phrase "to get crunk" but without the drug and alcohol references. Those who consider themselves part of the hyphy movement would describe this behavior as what they strive their movement to be. In contrast to much of popular American culture where these phrases would be considered negative or even insulting, Hyphy is distinguished by taking this kind of behavior as a form of pride, with some locales in the bay area even hosting their own regional dance styles. Hyphy as an adjective, "the hyphy movement" is a cultural term: regional slang that refers to the dance itself as well as party atmosphere, lifestyle, and independent Bay Area music referred to as hyphy music.

Hyphy Video

going dumb
6.50 min. | 4.23 user rating
this is our first, but far from last, collab with the Twins in Paris, check them out on YouTube... Directed & edited by Yoram Savion With Kash Gaines and Benjamin Tarquin YAK' LIKE YOU KNOW!!! © YAK 2009 turf dance tuttin turf feinz dead silence get...
3.98 min. | 4.97 user rating
song is keak da sneak - town business
2.48 min. | 4.55 user rating
Check out - Ghostride the Whip The story of the Hyphy Movement Executive produced by Peter Spirer Directed by DJ Vlad
2.02 min. | 4.47 user rating
I just found that the sound quality isnt to good Either its youtubes thing or my converting but the mp3s are proper quality (yo.............wassup keak) Somethin went off in my hand on my strap, but im smokin purple, sippin yac. (yeah) dat's my word (hyphie...what it do...fasheezy) Dat's my word (mmhmm....rah records, baby....dope game 2....2) Somethin went off in my hand on my strap, but im smokin purple, sippin yac Inhailer, im primatene mist, causin asthma attacks Hittin niggas, takin' early faids, gap backs Direct the scene, shoot 'em wit cannon, so how you wanna aaaaaaact?! Bunnatin', oppolatin' the sizzle In the cut alone fuh doin my thizzle Oohin, drankin, throwin up the huuuunnneeeeedddddssss!!! Solo, but on the low, my buddy (my buddy) Doin hella shit at one time My definition of hyphie man is thizzin, sniffin lines Im in da buildin and im feelin like yeeeeeeee!!! Rip to da mac dre So don't, dont stop, keep it goin (keep it goin) Wit some privalage in da back boy, blowin (blowin) Hold it down for the bay reppin oakland If it wasn't for that grandaddy smokin' (dadida) Yadidamean (fasho), know what i mean (fasheezy) Yadddamean (fasho), know what i mean (fasheezy) Yadddamean (fasho), know what i mean (fasheezy) Yadddamean (fasho), know what i mean (fasheezy) I dont think they know, thats my word (hyphie) I dont think, they don't, that's my word (what it do) I dont think they knowin, that's my word (fasheezy) I dont think, they don't, that's my word <b>...</b>
3.10 min. | 4.71 user rating
a little video i put together
3.55 min. | 4.60 user rating
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9.02 min. | 2.82 user rating Amateur video by Youth Radio's Dru Harshaw that shows the Oakland Athletics' mascot, Stomper, being a crowd pleaser and loving to go dumb. Visit our website for more on this story: Go dumb or get stupid: To get hyphy -- to be wild or free-spirited, or lose all your inhibitions. *** Youth Radio is nominated for two Webby Awards for Best Radio and Best Podcast. Log on to vote for us in the Webby Awards' People's Voice Awards: Remember to vote in both categories: Podcasts & Radio and to tell all your friends! ***
0.97 min. | 4.79 user rating
Los Amos De Nuevo Leon El Hyphy
2.23 min. | 4.71 user rating
Niggas Going Hyphy. Wsup To The Bay Area. Song: Booty Bounce Bopped By The Pack
2.35 min. | 4.91 user rating

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Wallpaper Hitting The Road - Tweet this news summer long, the duo known as "The new Michael Jacksons" (LA Weekly) have been keeping dancefloors bumpin across the nation with their mix of -hyphy- and ... - Date : Thu, 14 Oct 2010 01:07:48 GMT+00:00
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The FADER--That's exactly the right, best way to describe The Bay Area EP�shit is both hyperreal -hyphy- gloss and sounds like a Magic Mike subwoofer test album if it ... - Date : Fri, 01 Oct 2010 20:46:43 GMT+00:00
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SF Weekly (blog)--The prolific music maker and Frite Nite acolyte just dropped the Bay Area EP -- four tracks of wobbling -hyphy--flavored tunes offered at a "pay what you ... - Date : Tue, 05 Oct 2010 20:42:28 GMT+00:00

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