Hip-hop has long been recognized as an unstoppable pop culture force, with its words blowing up dance floors and hawking gum so outrageously minty you'll straight beat somebody, but what the hell are dumps like what, anyway? Untangle the Gordian Knot, with Understand Rap.
A testament to the collective power of square-ass white folk, UR's an earnestly conceived repository of user-submitted explanations for confusing rap lyrics, helping to "bridge cultural and generational gaps that are preventing people from appreciating rap music". The deal: inquisitive souls submit rhymes they don't understand to an artist's profile, which're then broken down by other helpful visitors, who'll explain that when 50 Cent raps "See Xzibit in the Cut", he means "You see rapper Xzibit in an Oldsmobile Cutlass", and Andre 3000's intoning "Lend me some Sugar, I am your neighbor" translates to "Let's have sex, I am someone you know well". Anyone confused as to R. Kelly's post-show protocol can follow the simple rules "1) Go to the after party 2) around 2am go to the hotel lobby where the party continues 3) by 4am you should have an idea of who you want to take to your hotel room, so go there", though if you're confused by the street cred of MC Hammer's "get buck" ("could possibly mean to get crazy and wild and have fun dancing"), you're probably already late to get peed on, on video, by Randy Newman.
As white folks' rap-related confusion doesn't stop with lyrics, there's also a simple form for submitting general questions, whether it's querying which rappers are also actors, or just asking why Ludacris and Bill O'Reilly don't like each other, a rift UR claims began when O'Reilly chastised Pepsi for using Luda as a spokesman, though real rap fans know that's just Loofahcris.