Bino, as the words just roll off his tongue. They "flick, flick, flick" under the streetlights. The year-old from Calumet Park developed an appreciation for Chicago's unique linguistic style when he became exposed to friends, musicians and relatives from other regions.
He attended college at Western Illinois, which attracted enough students from St. Louis and "East Saint" to make daily campus life sound like a Nelly concert. I definitely would call it a way of life," says Ibi Cole, 25, founder of ISM Sound, a Chicago-based agency that helps provides seminars and industry contacts for musicians.
Bino picks up slang the way a lot of young people do: Something he overhears might strike a chord and he adopts it. That's also what drives a lot of rappers to find the latest lingo in their struggle to keep street cred, he says. That 'ma' thing is definitely ran into the ground.
Bino remembers the first time he heard "Joe," or homie, from a friend around I remember it irritated me," Bino says. And before that, going to a good party, or "the lick," is "Get it in. Even different parts of the city have their own slang, according to Bino.
His West Side friend spits a lot of slang from that side of the Chi. Cole chicago black chat minutes a local rapper who has taken Chicago slang words and sets them to music. And old terms live again with new generations. Use with caution, and please, don't hurt yourselves. Caking it: Spending time with your ificant other instead of your friends.
Owned also "pwned" in the online world : Thoroughly dominated or abused in an embarrassing manner, especially among video-game players. Put on blast: Publicly scolded or outed.
Similar to "She blew up my spot," or going way back, "He got read. Five minutes into a chat with Brandon Blue, you feel like you're listening to a rap album. Flickin' chicago black chat minutes just one of many words you might hear only in Chicago. As a substitute teacher and an MC, Bino knows Chicago slang.