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

Z Rice zrice3714 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 14 21:48:32 UTC 2015


The term "represent" is not "hip-hop/rap speak". It is a term used among
the people themselves. Naturally it makes its way into the music of said
people. But, because you happen to learn it via hip-hop/rap, that does not
mean it is "hip-hop/rap speak".

On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 7:19 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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