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What the fuck is "true school"?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Ski Mask, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. Ski Mask

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    What the fuck is "true school"?

    Discussion started by Ski Mask - Feb 25, 2002

    I've heard this damn expression used a million times and its gotta be the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I've never heard it used in a context where it sounds appropriate. It kind of subconsiously file anyone who uses the expression in with the "keep it real" people. Anyone else feel this way? Anyone wanna defend the term?

    help me understand it...I'm just a country bumpkin thats been away from the city far too long.
     
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    455 - Replied Feb 25, 2002

    ese,I agree with you on this one,the phrase is lame.
     
  3. TEARZ

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    TEARZ - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    umm, yes largely idiotic, but it seems to have a very narrow plot of acceptable usage... i've heard a few nyc writers mentioned as "true school." they came from the right soil, had old school influences but weren't trying to just spit them back out, weren't sycophantic and just overall had an effortless great modern nyc style. it's an idiotic term for sure, but it makes sense in a few cases. obviously 13 year old skate rats rocking a hoodie with "true skool" "tagged" on it is horrifying.
     
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    sectorTVA - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    first time ever hearing the term....sounds kinda popish to me...something those n'suck kids would say...
     
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    inkjunkie34 - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    my thoughts exactly...but since i'm not from nyc i dont think this phrase has any relavence to anything or anyone with a fully functional brain
     
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    ASER1NE - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    i try not to talk like an inbred retard , so im not up to date with the latest slang
     
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  7. --zeSto--

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    --zeSto-- - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    this may be entire bunk...

    But I remember when the term first started getting used around here.
    It may have been used long before, but this one seemed to stick.

    It was right as what would be known as 'new-school' skateboarding
    got popular. The era of flip-tricks-to-nose-slides had begun.
    The 'old-school' that was all about grinds and grabs was phasing out.
    "True School" was introduced as the middle ground, where being well rounded
    and just going big was the goal.
    The term described a trend-free, common ground that all people shared.
    and it was good.
     
  8. NATO

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    NATO - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    exactly, overuse of slang or persistent swearing for the sake of it in any context drives me insane.
     
  9. sneak

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    sneak - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    i herd that old school + new school = tru school
     
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    Zack Morris - Replied Feb 26, 2002

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    shit bitch dis be dat true true school...shieett...damn white boys
     
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    boogie hands - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    hahhaha, no kidding.....about the only slang word i have used since i was 15 is "fresh".....
     
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  12. --zeSto--

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    --zeSto-- - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    I tend to say 'dope'.
    but only 'cause I also say 'D'oh'.
    I am a dope fiend.
    It's fun to say in parody of itself.
     
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    Vanity - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    i only hear it in an old hiphop context.. like bambaataa and crazy legs and such. i think it simply shows that hiphop has aged, and is trying to differentiate between the different eras.
    early 80's is a lot different than early 90's, yet both can be called old school.
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    I'm a big fan of vintage-mid-to-late-school-retro-hip-hop.

    You know what I mean?;)
     
  15. Stoney Blaze

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    Stoney Blaze - Replied Feb 26, 2002

    I use the term true school on a regular basis when reffering to the main basics of any culture. It's not a new word at all.
    It's probably the highest compliment an old schooler can give a new schooler.
    I'm an innercity kid and I grew up talking and walking like one but I can still communicate like a news caster if need be.

    At least I don't say "Graffer"

    PEACE(<originally a hippie term).
    http://www.freephoto-i.net/users/MOE/trueschool%20copy.gif'>
    Notice the "GRAFFITI KINGS" article title. And a dope article it is.
    1993