What Does 187 Mean In Rap? (EXPLAINED)

You might have heard a few famous rappers like 50 Cent use the slang “187” and find yourself confused. We are here to enlighten you about what this slang means and how to use it.

First of all, many rappers use police codes in their songs to allude to certain events or actions. “187” is a violent type of police code that implies murder has occurred. So how is it used in the rap community?

It can be used to mean to inflict violence or assault someone like:

“You better say sorry or I’m gonna go 187 on you.”

The slang term can also be used to describe you when you are doing really well or amazing like:

“You 187 this math exam. You got a perfect score!”

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