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Old 06-10-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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Its a hood thing



Uptown: Sheperd Park to Sursum Corda = Eastern ave to L street (North-South boundaries), North Capitol to 18th street (East-West boundaries).
Shepherd Park has always been such a hood. LOL
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Southeast/"soufease" does have a toxic river though, I figure the gangstas there could load water guns with water from the Anacostia and give their enemies some sort of nasty illness :O
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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This thread is a prime example of DC's subculture that flies under the radar to most people. Posts like "what is uptown" or "dc isn't a rough city" or "dc nightlife sux" goes to show that people living right here in the city are oblivious to the real sh&t that happens each day. The DC that the natives live in and the one that most of these transients live in are night in day. It doesn't have anything to do with economics or education either.

Example: What might look like a normal ice cream truck coming to serve the kids is really the weed man or O' cup. I will tell you what the O' cup is in my next lesson. 9th, 7th, 1st KDY.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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This thread is a prime example of DC's subculture that flies under the radar to most people. Posts like "what is uptown" or "dc isn't a rough city" or "dc nightlife sux" goes to show that people living right here in the city are oblivious to the real sh&t that happens each day. The DC that the natives live in and the one that most of these transients live in are night in day. It doesn't have anything to do with economics or education either.

Example: What might look like a normal ice cream truck coming to serve the kids is really the weed man or O' cup. I will tell you what the O' cup is in my next lesson. 9th, 7th, 1st KDY.
Isn't this true for most large cities, though? There are New Yorkers that never venture north of 90th Street, or outside of western Brooklyn. There are Chicagoans who couldn't name a south side neighborhood aside from Hyde Park. There are San Franciscans who think of Oakland as a third world country. And so on.

I'm not saying you're wrong, only that I don't see this as a uniquely DC situation. I think people tend to believe that because a relatively large percentage of people living here are from somewhere else, it leads to a greater segregation within the city. But I don't know that the city's transience really is what's driving this; I think this is way of living is largely true in many cities. After all, my wife is from DC and grew up literally *in* the city, but she has probably never heard Shepherd Park referred to as "Uptown" and doesn't know what an "O' cup" is.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Isn't this true for most large cities, though? There are New Yorkers that never venture north of 90th Street, or outside of western Brooklyn. There are Chicagoans who couldn't name a south side neighborhood aside from Hyde Park. There are San Franciscans who think of Oakland as a third world country. And so on.

I'm not saying you're wrong, only that I don't see this as a uniquely DC situation. I think people tend to believe that because a relatively large percentage of people living here are from somewhere else, it leads to a greater segregation within the city. But I don't know that the city's transience really is what's driving this; I think this is way of living is largely true in many cities. After all, my wife is from DC and grew up literally *in* the city, but she has probably never heard Shepherd Park referred to as "Uptown" and doesn't know what an "O' cup" is.
Good point. People do tend to stick to their own little world. As a non-native in the burbs most of the hood stuff in DC is completely foreign. I've heard "Uptown" used but still kinda confused to what that refers to. I've only gone through SE while on my way to Upper Marlboro. So yeah people live in seperate worlds and bubbles. I don't know if its a bad thing.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Its kinda two different worlds. These days theres no question southside go harder. Uptown is becoming very bougie and soft. and has too many skinny jean lil wayne wanna be types, and the dope game has shifted away from NW, so they are mostly just wanna be thugs living in the past.

Skinny jean , baby size tee, dress like a female man = not hard.

Now if we were talking the 90s i'd have to go with uptown. 14th st, 7th st, da borda, KDY, park morton, trinidad of course...
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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I might be one of the people buying one of those nice new homes in soufease. They're leveling everything and building nice neighborhoods. I don't know which will be harder soon, but suspect none of it will be and people who take pride in living in such a community will have to find a new home soon. Enjoy the bragging rights while they last!
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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"uptown" (remix) roc mikey ft konshens yung E and peeps - YouTube

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YOUNG-i - SouthEast Anthem - YouTube
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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This thread is a prime example of DC's subculture that flies under the radar to most people. Posts like "what is uptown" or "dc isn't a rough city" or "dc nightlife sux" goes to show that people living right here in the city are oblivious to the real sh&t that happens each day. The DC that the natives live in and the one that most of these transients live in are night in day. It doesn't have anything to do with economics or education either.

Example: What might look like a normal ice cream truck coming to serve the kids is really the weed man or O' cup. I will tell you what the O' cup is in my next lesson. 9th, 7th, 1st KDY.
Give me a break.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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When are we gonna stop glorifying these hoods that we don't own, and never truly owned. No matter how much dope was sold on the block, we never owned that blocked so please stop the madness. I was born in Watts, and raised in SouthSide Jamaica Queens (NYC). I'm sure an self-respecting "dope boy groupies" know about SouthSide, Queens and the lengendary drug kingpins that hale from there (i.e. FEDS magazine, DonDiva and the American Gangster TV series). As a ignorant teenager I looked up to these dudes, but as an adult I realize that they were really pawns to destroy our "hoods" and our "people". Pawns to devalue the "hoods" so that the remaining assets could be bought for pennies on the dollar by outsiders. Nothing wrong with being proud about where you are from, whether it's Beverly Hills or Bed-Stuy (Do or Die), but drug, murder and straight thuggin ain't nothing to be proud of.

"IF YOU KNEW BETTER, YOU'D DO BETTER"

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