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Urban Culture News STREET TALK Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop and Urban Slanguage
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Written by Robert ID3124   
Sunday, 19 November 2006 22:05

In a controversial and unique study of urban street speak, Mo Betta does what Merriam-Webster did for the English language, scrupulously compiling an authentic, comprehensive array of urban terms. Street Talk serves as the main reference guide for the Hip-Hop and Urban slang language. By collecting and combining all the various elements that influence, contribute to, and at times dictate the pulse of Hip-Hop and urban "street" culture, Street Talk grew into one of the most comprehensive slang dictionaries ever written.

First self-published in September 2005 by Mr. Kearse, Barricade Books Inc. one of the leading independent publishing houses in the country brings Street Talk Aka The Street Webster to the mainstream.

With over 700 pages, 10,000 entries, variations and contextual examples Street Talk is, without a doubt, the most authentic Hip-Hop and urban slang dictionary to date. Despite the exclusion of derogatory terms for women, race, sexual preference, ethnicity, and religion, the book is by no means watered down or softened. The terms defined can be found everywhere in urban culture, including songs by today’s most popular rappers. Drawing on his own authentic street knowledge and that of his peers, Mo Betta offers alluring insights into Hip-Hop and urban culture.

What the reviews are saying about STREET TALK Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop and Urban Slanguage -

"As a true lover of hip-hop, I have to embrace STREET TALK as a great contribution not only to the hip-hop culture, but to society at large. The continued impact of hip-hop and urban culture is felt around the world, and STREET TALK only compliments that impact. This ''phat'' new dictionary is a gap-bridger for adults and young people." - ThugLifeArmy.com

"STREET TALK is informative, educational, funny, raunchy and thorough. And most important, it is an archive of American culture." - Chuck Potter, - The Day

STREET TALK Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop and Urban Slanguage by Randy "Mo Betta" Kearse is in bookstores now.


Randy "Mo Betta" Kearse was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. From an early age his verbal aptitude allowed him to stand out amongst his peers—leading him to take on the role of urban "slanguist." His intimate knowledge of the gritty sides of society where a lot of urban slang originates gives him an edge in decoding this tough and often complex language. For more information please visit www.allaboutrandykearse.com

*Read the full review of STREET TALK: Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop & Urban Slanguage’ by Randy ''Moe Betta'' Kearse by ThugLifeArmy.com at


This is definitely a book worth having. Please check it out.

Urban Culture News STREET TALK Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop and Urban Slanguage

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