The Brief: The term wave is used to describe the latest trends, for example, scam rap is the new wave in hip-hop.
Back on the Urban photo wave 📸🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/DD5cWzc3bh
— ͏Matthew Grimes (@mgrimessports) October 11, 2019
Yeah my sisters wavey pic.twitter.com/HXJvIAFiGn
— LIL MUFASA®️ (@yungzelljr) October 7, 2019
The term is used extensively in rap music, with artists such as Drake, Kanye, Kid Cudi, Earl Sweatshirt, and many more claiming to have started various waves, or trends. The phrase can also be used as a diss when accusing someone of riding your wave, meaning they stole your drip.