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Dc weather sucks

 


Nah.

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Dc weather sucks



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Im from MD, and growing up, I knew it as the "National Capitol" or "Capitol Beltway Region"...

 

NT was actually the place I heard DMV first, and now ill hear on the occasions that i listen to 95.5 or 93.9...it still sounds so corny, but whatevs...

 

supposed origin story, i guess... 

The term “DMV,” brought to you by the hard work of local rappers. And phone cards.

Posted by Sarah Godfrey on Oct. 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm
 
Thanks to the hard work of both hip-hop pioneers and young upstarts throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, the DMV is now officially on the map. It’s also in the dictionary. The Urban Dictionary—but still.

Most regions with thriving hip-hop scenes have catchy nicknames, but before the whole DMV acronym caught on in the mid-aughts, the greater nation’s capital lacked one. Chocolate City, popularized decades ago, was starting to get a little moldy, and it ignores both the all-important suburbs and the fact that D.C. is becoming more cream-filled by the day. There have been valiant efforts to make “The Middle East” (for middle East Coast, get it?) stick, but it didn’t happen. Ditto for “Tri-State,” which failed not only because it’s already taken but because, technically, only two states are involved.

 

So where’d the acronym come from? In an informal poll of area hip-hop luminaries—from Judah to KokayiHead-Roc to Overok—the same three names came up over and over: Wale, DJ Rob AKA Mista DMV, and 20Bello.

 

Actually, there was one other contender, too: MC-turntablist-producer DJ Eurokmaintains the first use of the DMV to mean D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (rather than a certain dysfunctional city agency), was on local corner store phone cards emblazoned with phrases such as “Excellent DMV local access.” He may be right, but in terms of making the term hot, credit definitely goes to the hip-hop community.

 

“Since I was a kid we always said ‘DC, Maryland, Virginia’ area in that order,” writes Tyrone Norris of Rosetta Stoned in an e-mail. “I think I hear DMV used most when describing the hip-hop scene in the area. If anyone really pushed that phrase, it was the rappers.”

 

Wale certainly took “DMV” global—thanks to his major-label deal and increasingly high profile, he has been able to sprinkle the term in countless interviews and performances all over the country, but his manager says he didn’t coin the term and doesn’t claim to. “When I started managing him in 06 it was already becoming ubiquitous in the area,” Dan Weisman writes in an e-mail.

 

DJ Rob has the distinction of being the first person to use the term on national TV: He was on MTV’s Sucka Free in 2006 and said he was representing “the DMV.” And when host DJ Cipha Sounds made a dumb joke about long lines, DJ Rob quickly checked him: “Naw, D.C., Maryland, and V-A—get it right,” he said.

 

Rich, the owner of the Target Squad empire, says his crew, and Rob in particular, are the originators of the DMV movement—he recalls that DJ Rob and Target Squad introduced the term to former WKYS radio jock II Face the Wild Boy, who in turn popularized it with on-air personalities. “After II Face started saying it on the radio hard, then [WPGC] 95 started jumping on it,” he says. “And then it was like domino effect, it started jumping, jumping—everybody started saying it."

 

But Rich stops just short of saying Target Squad actually made up the acronym: “DMV is Department of Motor Vehicles, so of course we didn’t invent it. We wanted to copyright it, but our lawyers said, ‘No, are you crazy? That’s the Department of Motor Vehicles.’”

 

Rapper 20Bello, on the other hand, says he was the first to call this area the DMV and has been using the term since 2003. He offers compelling evidence. 20 possesses a flier from that year, and although a date isn’t listed, he can convincingly authenticate it.

 

“At the end of ’03, I started letting hair grow,” he says. “That’s when me and [fellow rapper] Hevewae did the promo flier. In ’04, ’05 I had cornrows—that was before I started growing my ’locks in ’06, when I was on the cover of City Paper. Before ’04, ’05, my hair wasn’t long, and that’s my picture on the DMV fliers.”

 

In fact, 20 says his former partner Katt Galloway coined the abbreviation during a recording session for a song they did back in ’03, and from then on, 20 decided to put it on everything he did: T-shirts, Web sites such as DMV Undaground, open mic nights. He also recorded a track called “DMV” back in ’05. “I never wanted nothing out of it—I did it because I loved the music, the whole scene. If I didn’t do it, I wouldn’t waste my time saying I did—I don’t get no royalty check every time somebody says ‘DMV’—I get no benefit.”

 

Both the Target Squad camp and 20Bello and crew have people to back up their claims; both also agree that while there are certain bragging rights that come with christening this area the “DMV,” the most important thing is that it has brought some unity to a formerly fragmented region and music scene.

 

“Now you can’t rep D.C. without repping V-A or MD,” says Rich. “This area will be like the bext ATL, the next MIA—we can go platinum in this area,” says Rich.

 

“The main reason I did it was because of unity,” says 20.  “Nobody was supporting nobody, people weren’t coming out to the open mics…D.C. wouldn’t support V-A, Baltimore wouldn’t support D.C.…we had to get it under one banner. Now, if you’re rappin’, you’re part of the DMV.”

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post #394 of 412

DC/PG/Pentagon City mall

 

That's the DMV I grew up in

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Im from MD, and growing up, I knew it as the "National Capitol" or "Capitol Beltway Region"...

 

NT was actually the place I heard DMV first, and now ill hear on the occasions that i listen to 95.5 or 93.9...it still sounds so corny, but whatevs...

 

supposed origin story, i guess... 

 

Lol that orgin story is wild corny. That is not how we viewed the term DMV when it started to be used back in 09. Growing up to me Nation's Capitol meant DC only, and I've never heard Capitol Beltway Region used on a wide scale. I'm 22 , so not sure if that matters.

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I joke with my cousins for pg all the time bc Maryland and NoVa stay living off DC. Fools quick to claim the city unless they around somebody from the city. They no not to bc the city folks will pull their cards on it.
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In my book anything other than sunshine aint acceptable

Thas my book tho

 

I feel you, you talkin to a caribbean blooded nt'r here...so i FEEL you. But is sucks tho? like the worst of the worst? Nahhh man. It's moderate--4 seasons. Non of em are too long/short. It ain't perfect, but its ok.

 

 

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I joke with my cousins for pg all the time bc Maryland and NoVa stay living off DC. Fools quick to claim the city unless they around somebody from the city. They no not to bc the city folks will pull their cards on it.


I honestly have found that only people not from the dmv care about "what part" you from *kanye shrug*

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Lol that orgin story is wild corny. That is not how we viewed the term DMV when it started to be used back in 09. Growing up to me Nation's Capitol meant DC only, and I've never heard Capitol Beltway Region used on a wide scale. I'm 22 , so not sure if that matters.


Actually, I have folks down in the DMV and they actually told me that the term was coined by a NY cat who moved down there to lay low in the late 80s.

According to him, compared to NYC, the DC area was entirely slow, and everything moved sluggishly (similar to the line and service at the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) )

From there on, he started referring to the DC area as "The DMV" because it reminded him of how slow the Department of Motor Vehicles in NY was run. After a couple years, the word spread, and it became widespread.


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I joke with my cousins for pg all the time bc Maryland and NoVa stay living off DC. Fools quick to claim the city unless they around somebody from the city. They no not to bc the city folks will pull their cards on it.

Yup, I'm sure the people I meet at the Veranda on a Saturday night will "pull my card" if I were to say I'm from DC and they find out I'm from NoVa.

Elevate who you hang with,that might be the most childish thing I've read in this whole thread. Can we get back to the professional advice and such now?

Thank you.
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Yup, I'm sure the people I meet at the Veranda on a Saturday night will "pull my card" if I were to say I'm from DC and they find out I'm from NoVa.

Elevate who you hang with,that might be the most childish thing I've read in this whole thread. Can we get back to the professional advice and such now?

Thank you.

I'm just speaking facts. Talking about evaluate my people? trust me my folks are very well in life. Cats stay false claiming and catching feelings when a nerve is touched. All topics has been touched about this thread. Now people are just venting. So sit down.
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There are far more to worry about in life than false claiming an area. But if that's what gets you and your people riled up then you should all reevaluate what you consider important. It's ridiculous.
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Only ppl that say DMV are outta towners, rappers n radio stations

The ppl I heard use the term in person were from NOVA, which I kinda expected laugh.gif
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post #403 of 412
Ain't nobody pulling no cards out here, yall give more of a **** than folks here do. Plus you're not really going to use "dmv" while you're there anyways. It's more to describe the area to outsiders.
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There are far more to worry about in life than false claiming an area. But if that's what gets you and your people riled up then you should all reevaluate what you consider important. It's ridiculous.
First off I said when I'm joking with fam so clearly it's not a top of the totem poll discussion. So do me a favor, shut up please. Thank you.
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Y'all really arguing about what group people get lumped into? laugh.gif

That's stupid and always has been imo. People from DC are always so pressed to tell you they're from DC like it's a special badge of honor. Funny thing is they be ignorant as hell to stuff that's actually IN DC (Monuments, memorials, capitol, etc). ***-Backwards type clowns.

And yes, DMV sounds stupid.
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Y'all really arguing about what group people get lumped into? laugh.gif

That's stupid and always has been imo. People from DC are always so pressed to tell you they're from DC like it's a special badge of honor. Funny thing is they be ignorant as hell to stuff that's actually IN DC (Monuments, memorials, capitol, etc). ***-Backwards type clowns.

And yes, DMV sounds stupid.
Too much truth..
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Y'all really arguing about what group people get lumped into? laugh.gif

That's stupid and always has been imo. People from DC are always so pressed to tell you they're from DC like it's a special badge of honor. Funny thing is they be ignorant as hell to stuff that's actually IN DC (Monuments, memorials, capitol, etc). ***-Backwards type clowns.

And yes, DMV sounds stupid.
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First off I said when I'm joking with fam so clearly it's not a top of the totem poll discussion. So do me a favor, shut up please. Thank you.

Ahh yes the almighty, backtrack. I think my job is done here.
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First off I said when I'm joking with fam
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I joke with my cousins for pg all the time bc Maryland and NoVa stay living off DC. Fools quick to claim the city unless they around somebody from the city. They no not to bc the city folks will pull their cards on it.
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Ahh yes the almighty, backtrack. I think my job is done here.
Wait are you slow or something? You know what, youre known for talking stupid up here, so you right you need to be done.
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I joke with my cousins for pg all the time bc Maryland and NoVa stay living off DC. Fools quick to claim the city unless they around somebody from the city. They no not to bc the city folks will pull their cards on it.

:lol The worst thing you can call somebody NOT from DC is a Maryland or VA dude. That gets folks HEATED

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Y'all really arguing about what group people get lumped into? laugh.gif

That's stupid and always has been imo. People from DC are always so pressed to tell you they're from DC like it's a special badge of honor. Funny thing is they be ignorant as hell to stuff that's actually IN DC (Monuments, memorials, capitol, etc). ***-Backwards type clowns.

And yes, DMV sounds stupid.

1. I hate the term DMV. Will NEVER say it.

 

2. I mean people that are the less privileged USUALLY don't care about those "cultured" things in their city. I mean how many hood dudes from NY cared about World Trade or EMpire St Building?

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Y'all really arguing about what group people get lumped into? laugh.gif

That's stupid and always has been imo. People from DC are always so pressed to tell you they're from DC like it's a special badge of honor. Funny thing is they be ignorant as hell to stuff that's actually IN DC (Monuments, memorials, capitol, etc). ***-Backwards type clowns.

And yes, DMV sounds stupid.


You mad ppl proud of where they from?

 

 

 

and tons of ppl ignorant to where they stay. You know all the presidents without looking online?

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