STREET KNOWLEDGE: (The study and application of ancestral wisdom.) Commonly refers to the basic common sense and accumulated wisdom of urban families. It consists of techniques, phrases, codes and terms used to survive within the inner cities.
Ⅰ It involves the ability to reason soundly with or without the ideas or validation of the traditional academic mainstream. Street Knowledge is the accumulation of Hip Hop’s cultural self-awareness.
Ⅱ Its practitioners are known as Hiphoppas as well as Sisters, Brothers, Goddesses, Gods, Mothers, Fathers, Teachas, Queens, Kings, Princesses, Princes, Lords and Divine.
Ⅲ Contrary to the myth that knowledge is only accumulated in quiet, ordered, academic environments, much of Hip Hop’s communal knowledge can be found with its comedians, poets and authors. Hiphoppas learn and transfer knowledge through laughter and having fun. Streetwise—knowing how to survive modern urban life.
Gospel of Hip Hop, 2nd Overstanding - The Refinitions R17 pg 122