English translation: the smell is really bad

03:55 Oct 31, 2012
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Slang / American slang
English term or phrase: funk
Junot Diaz’s fiction:

One night that winter you go out with all the boys to a
ghetto- ass Latin club in Mattapan Square. Murder- fuckingpan.
Outside it’s close to zero, but inside it’s so hot that everybody’s
stripped down to their T- shirts and the funk is as thick
as a fro.

Sorry that I ask too many questions in this paragraph, but several points elude me.

Is “Murder- fuckingpan” just a word play about “Mattapan”? Perhaps to indicate that the club is very “ghetto”?

What do “funk” and “fro” mean?

Thanks a lot!!
Local time: 15:58
Selected answer:the smell is really bad
fro - AFRO hairdo
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Darius Saczuk
United States
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4 +5the smell is really bad
Darius Saczuk
5B.O. (body odor)

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the smell is really bad

fro - AFRO hairdo

Darius Saczuk
United States
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Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
B.O. (body odor)

funk => B.O. (body odor)

fro - AFRO hairdo

Note added at 13 hrs (2012-10-31 17:37:37 GMT)

the funk is as thick as a fro => the B.O. is as thick as an afro.

Local time: 04:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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