What do rappers mean by “Ad-lib”? What is an “Adlib”?
The slang term “Ad-lib” (also spelled Adlib or Ad lib) is a noun which is used in Hip-Hop/rap music and the culture, the music industry, and by rappers to reference signature impulsive vocal effects.
An Ad-lib is a signature impulsive sound rappers makes on songs.
Examples of ad-libs are Travis Scott‘s “Straight up!”, Big Sean‘s “Boi”, or Gucci Mane‘s “Brr”.
The term “Ad-lib” has been used by Lil Wayne, Kanye West, J. Cole, Tyga, Chance the Rapper, Logic, Lil Yachty, E-40, and many more rappers.
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