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Need help to understand some urban slangs

I was watching "America's Best Dance Crew" and the judges always say something like "it's really dope", "this is sick" etc. What's meaning of "dope/sick" here? seems like they're some sort of urban slangs.

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Category: WK087

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    They're used to mean, "great, amazing". If you want to describe something as great, you could call it "fully sick". This slang is even new to me.

    I think the idea is that it's so awesome and powerful it could make you sick. Or it is potent... like "dope" (marijuana).

    "Sick" has become "ill" some years back: "that band is so ill" = "that band is so amazing".

    I wonder if it will die out soon? Most "cool" slang does that in a matter of years.

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