So the rap dictionary, which claims to be “the oldest and ultimate resource for looking up hip-hop slang,” has gone wiki. For those that don’t know, wiki is “a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser.” So basically, almost any knucklehead with an internet connection can contribute and edit the definitions. As seen by the original great experiment, wikipedia, this form of archiving information can be very fruitful. Now any teeny-bopper, who would otherwise never figure out what Badunkadunk means on first listen can easily figure it out (is my sarcasm evident?). But as any politician will tell you, a true democracy has it’s downsides. For example, I don’t think buckwild originally refers to the act of sex, although I can imagine it being used in that context. If no one steps up to edit this or the other definitions the database can become, and remain, full of errors or generalizations. Taking that into consideration, this is still a great experiment. Well worth the effort. My humble suggestion would be to slightly alter the primary goal of the site from concentrating on slang to something broader which could include lyrics, bio’s and other worthy profiles. It appears as though this is already taking place. Link, contribute