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What the fuck is "true school"?

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

  1. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    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.
  2. 455

    455 Guest

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

    TEARZ Guest

    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.
  4. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
    first time ever hearing the term....sounds kinda popish to me...something those n'suck kids would say...
  5. inkjunkie34

    inkjunkie34 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 9, 2001 Messages: 1,614 Likes Received: 0
    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
  6. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    i try not to talk like an inbred retard , so im not up to date with the latest slang
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    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

    NATO Guest

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

    sneak Guest

    i herd that old school + new school = tru school
  10. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4

    shit bitch dis be dat true true school...shieett...damn white boys
  11. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    hahhaha, no kidding.....about the only slang word i have used since i was 15 is "fresh".....
  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    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.
  13. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    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.
  14. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

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

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

    Stoney Blaze Guest

    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).
    Notice the "GRAFFITI KINGS" article title. And a dope article it is.