Souls of Mischief are a sub-group of the hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics, which is based in Oakland, California. The members are A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. In “93 ‘Til Infinity” they discuss their daily lives in the year 1993, which includes women, money and just hanging out. Read the lesson and learn 8 new vocabulary words about hanging out and chilling with your friends.
But right now, yo, we gonna up you on how we just chill
-Tajai, Souls of Mischief
- chill/max (verb, slang) – to relax instead of feeling worried and anxious. If you’re maxing with your friends, you are having a good time. A lot of people chill out on the weekends.
- dope (adjective, slang) – very cool and really good. Souls of Mischief are really dope! Their music is perfect for chillin’ on a Saturday afternoon in California.
- going to up you (phrase) – to inform or give somebody information. If you’re going to up someone on how to dance, you are going to teach them how to dance. Souls of Mischief are going to up us on how they chill.
- crew (noun) – a group of close friends. If you are in a crew, you have a group of very close friends. You will help each other at any time, and you are always reliable and supportive. Of course, you got to have fun with your crew and max out!
- grub (verb, noun) – food; to eat food. If you grub, you are eating food. When you hang out with your crew, what kind of grub do you like to eat?
- props (noun) – respect and support for someone. If you give someone props, you are publicly acknowledging and respecting them. Friends give each other props.
- fresh (adjective) -a very cool style.
- Instead of saying chilling and maxing, many rappers say chillin’ and maxin’. It is common not to make the final /ng/ sound.
- Instead of saying going to up you, you can also say gonna up you.
When you are with your friends, what do you like to do? How do you chill out with your crew? Where do you go and who do you see? Can you up us on your crew? Who’s in it, and who is the leader? Please write your comments below!