1. (US black) to recount a lengthy epic poem, usu. based in the pimping or underworld experience; thus toasting n.
|Jives of Dr. Hepcat (1989) 6: At a party one of the ace hi gets up to toast.|
|Black Players 23: Men would boast and toast and lie and goad each other into gales of laughter and rounds of handslapping.|
|‘The Last Shot’ [lyrics] Here’s a toast to toasting and I’m not boasting.|
2. (W.I.) of a disc jockey, to perform one’s own lyrics to the background of a reggae song, usu. in a dub (no lyrics, only bass and rhythm lines) version; thus toasting n.
|Subculture 38: Power was at home here [...] channelled through a battery of home-made speakers. It was present in every ‘toasted’ incantation.|
|White Talk Black Talk 115: The toasting [...] is the oral art form of reggae music. [Ibid.] 123: You have to have a rough voice for toastin’.|
|Female Sexuality in Lyrics of Bob Marley and Shabba Ranks 2: 1980’s violence versus 1970’s peace [...] toasting versus singing.|
|Night Gardener 35: Beanie Man toasted from the house stereo.|
|Killer Tune (2008) 55: The King’s wailing chants as he toasted onstage.|
3. (US Black) to defeat.
|‘My Mic Is On Fire’ [lyrics] I’ll roast ‘em, toast ‘em, post ‘em where the sea dwells.|
|‘Party & Bullshit’ [lyrics] Nigga, I toast ya, put fear in your heart.|
|‘We Have Arrived’ [lyrics] Take these haters down then I toast them like some Eggos.|