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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 14 22:15:19 UTC 2015

On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 5:48 PM, Z Rice <zrice3714 at gmail.com> wrote:

> because you happen to learn it via hip-hop/rap, that does not
> mean it is "hip-hop/rap speak".

Is there some law that stops me from *calling* it that, so that people
outside the game can have some idea what some idea of what I'm talking

Or are you just messing with me, because you feel that I'm so old that I
ought not to be making like I'm still hip to the jive?

Try to remember what Richard Pryor said: "Don't no young man get too be no
old man by being a fool."

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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