Repping a block or hood is a common practice amongst residents of the urban community. Those on the outside sometimes regard this as gang practice.
On the contrary, there is a much deeper meaning for people of these neighborhoods. It is regarded as a support system for kids coming up amongst each other in deplorable conditions in their communities.
GS9 rappers Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel frequently rep their Brooklyn block and crew in music. The two up and coming artists revealed to Global Grind why the practice is important to them.
“It’s one of the craziest blocks in Brooklyn,” Bobby said. “Everybody know about that block.”
Rowdy went in detail on the special relationship he and his crew share.
“It’s more than friends with us now,” Rowdy said. “We done came up to a point where no mothers around, no fathers. And my money is my friend… my bro money now. If you don’t got it, I got it… he got it. It’s to a point where nothing else matter that much. Only us matter.”
Rowdy said they mention their friends in music to keep their names alive.
Watch at 9:35 mark.
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