[Ads-l] "Represent" in hip-hop/rapspeak

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 1 05:19:30 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 4:10 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> "Represent" means something like, "to effectively represent one's
> neighborhood, associates,
> etc., through a hip-hop performance."
> In the present case, however, maybe "representing from" just means "based
> in; from."

True, that.

Or, perhaps, one can now simply repazint oneself, since this stud really is
somewhat famous in the field. It's even true that he's a producer.
"Producer" usually means, "familiar enough with the layout of the building
housing the studio to be able to find the restroom."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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