What Does 211 Mean In Rap? (EXPLAINED)

211 is a very notorious slang in rap. Almost everyone is familiar with it because of its association and common occurrence with urban communities. But first, let us discuss where it comes from. Police codes are used often to quickly denote what is happening and what type of crime is occurring. 211 is one of these codes and it means robbery or stealing. When used in the rap set, 211 means a “stick-up,” “robbery,” or any manner of stealing. 

You might see it being used by rappers or people from the urban areas like:

“Taylor Swift got 211 when she didn’t win the Grammy.”

Or

“My Lambo got 211. It might be on some chop shop right now.”

It is still widely used to this day because of its deep roots within the rap community. 

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