[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>
wrote:

> "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."


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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
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