Are you listening to the hip-hop track ‘No Kizzy’ by Lil Gotit? Do you know what the phrase means? This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression.
The expression ‘no kizzy’ is street slang for ‘no kidding.’ It’s a common expression and part of hip-hop culture, where it features in music videos and rap lyrics. It’s an adjective, and it references the speaker being serious in their tone of voice and intention.
No Kizzy can mean ‘very serious’ or ‘deadass,’ and it’s a popular phrase used by the biggest rappers in the game. Some of the artists using ‘no kizzy’ in their lyrics include hip-hop superstars like Lil GotiIt, Lil Yachty, DaBaby, Slime Kidd, and many others.
‘No kizzy’ has a similar meaning to the slang word ‘no cap,’ meaning, ‘no lie’ or, ‘I’m speaking the truth.’ You can use ‘no kizzy’ in street conversations between friends that understand hip-hop colloquialism.
“Kim is dating Pete now? No kizzy, who would have thought those two would end up with each other. It’s almost comical. I think I’m going to burst out laughing.”
“You can order a PS5 online now? No kizzy? I thought they would never manage to make them commercially available. I’m ordering one right now.”
“You think Post Malone is whack? No, kizzy, I mean the kid has no real talent. Baffles the mind how people can like his stuff.”
“Joe Rogan is opening a comedy club in Austin? No kizzy? I can’t wait for that. I’ll be there opening night for sure.”
“So you think you’re going to land that job? No kizzy, bro. I hope it goes well for you. You deserve it, my man.”
The expression ‘no kizzy’ originates from street slang and hip-hop culture. The first rapper to use it as a song title was ‘Lil Gotit,’ using it in his 2020 hit single ‘No Kizzy.’ The phrase appears as follows in the music video.
“Til we deceased
Know what I’m sayin’, this
YSL for life until we deceased
That ain’t this
The other one (yeah)
Twenty-four, they can hit me one more for the Jett line (yeah)
You dig? (No kizzy, no kizzy)
You dig? (No cap, no kizzy)”
The context of the use of ‘no kizzy’ in the song refers to the phrase ‘no kidding.’ Several hip-hop groups use ‘no kizzy’ in their song lyrics and as the title of tracks or albums.
Phrases Similar to No Kizzy
- No ridding.
- Are you for real?
Phrases Opposite to No Kizzy
What is the Correct Saying?
- No kizzy.
Ways People May Say No Kizzy Incorrectly
Some people may confuse the meaning of ‘no kizzy’ with ‘no cousin.’ If you want to use the phrase, you’ll need to talk to someone who understands hip-hop culture. No kizzy doesn’t refer to a specific rapper or genre of hip hop music, it means ‘no kidding.’
Acceptable Ways to Phrase No Kizzy
You can use the phrase ‘no kizzy’ instead of ‘no kidding.’ It’s street slang and a continuation of the trend Snoop Dogg started when he used words like ‘fo shizzle.’ You can use the phrase when you want to say ‘no kidding’ differently.
Typically, it’s street slang, and people familiar with hip-hop culture might not understand what you’re referencing. However, it’s a popular trend, and dozens of hip-hop albums and songs use the term. The phrase suits social use only, and you can use it in face-to-face conversations, online chats, and text messages.