NT, In your opinion, Which factors decide where a person is from?

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The spectrum seems wide.
Wale was born and partially raised in DC, but people out DC don't claim him because he moved to MoCo (Maryland).

Pac lived in NY from birth until around the age of 15, but he repped Cali.

Flocka lived in Queens until like 12, but he reps Georgia.

Joe Budden lived in Queens until 12, but he reps Jersey.

Which factors do you think decide where a person is from?
 
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Originally Posted by wHo NicE as HiM

there's a difference between REPRESENTING and BIRTHPLACE
nicki minaj is from trinidad but "reps" south jamaica queens ... i'm from south jamaica queens, but i rep detroit.


it's all about where you were at established really, transplants are very common



...eminem was born in missouri, reps detroit
...big sean was born in cali, reps detroit

...kanye west was born in atlanta, reps chicago
why the hell would they move to detroit though?
 
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Born in Montreal,grew up in Boston so I claim Boston. Think it's more of where someone grew up then where they were born.
 
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I lived in 4 different states in my early years but WA is where I was really raised
 
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Originally Posted by zapatohead408

Originally Posted by wHo NicE as HiM

there's a difference between REPRESENTING and BIRTHPLACE
nicki minaj is from trinidad but "reps" south jamaica queens ... i'm from south jamaica queens, but i rep detroit.


it's all about where you were at established really, transplants are very common



...eminem was born in missouri, reps detroit
...big sean was born in cali, reps detroit

...kanye west was born in atlanta, reps chicago
why the hell would they move to detroit though?

You always got some #+$$ to say about Detroit....somebody beat the hell outta you when you visited or something?
 
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I lived/grew up in Marietta, Gerogia and buffalo, New York when people ask me where I'm from I say Buffalo, New York I don't have anything against GA I just didn't have that connection with GA sometimes I even forget all about even living there so I guess people rep the place they had a connection and memories with
 

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Originally Posted by UptownsDotNetStacky

Originally Posted by zapatohead408

Originally Posted by wHo NicE as HiM

there's a difference between REPRESENTING and BIRTHPLACE
nicki minaj is from trinidad but "reps" south jamaica queens ... i'm from south jamaica queens, but i rep detroit.


it's all about where you were at established really, transplants are very common



...eminem was born in missouri, reps detroit
...big sean was born in cali, reps detroit

...kanye west was born in atlanta, reps chicago
why the hell would they move to detroit though?

You always got some #+$$ to say about Detroit....somebody beat the hell outta you when you visited or something?
lmao...folks on the eastside probably got at him.
 
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Originally Posted by wHo NicE as HiM

there's a difference between REPRESENTING and BIRTHPLACE
nicki minaj is from trinidad but "reps" south jamaica queens ... i'm from south jamaica queens, but i rep detroit.


it's all about where you were at established really, transplants are very common



...eminem was born in missouri, reps detroit
...big sean was born in cali, reps detroit

...kanye west was born in atlanta, reps chicago
/thread
 
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Originally Posted by UptownsDotNetStacky

Originally Posted by zapatohead408

Originally Posted by wHo NicE as HiM

there's a difference between REPRESENTING and BIRTHPLACE
nicki minaj is from trinidad but "reps" south jamaica queens ... i'm from south jamaica queens, but i rep detroit.


it's all about where you were at established really, transplants are very common



...eminem was born in missouri, reps detroit
...big sean was born in cali, reps detroit

...kanye west was born in atlanta, reps chicago
why the hell would they move to detroit though?

You always got some #+$$ to say about Detroit....somebody beat the hell outta you when you visited or something?
yea, Big Sean made me rock sean john
 

klock

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Originally Posted by JayHood23

I was born in Germany, lived in GA since I was 3 so I claim GA
wth

I was born in Germany and live in Ga too

Crazy

  
 

klock

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But I dont get why folks think just because you're born somewhere

Means you are from there

Thats bs

I think where you're from is where u were raised to be a man or woman (middle, and highschool etc.)

But say if u moved from like NY for example at like 12

but u still have grandparents, aunts and uncles etc. who still live in NY

and u continue to go back and visit and such

Then you're from NY
 
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moved from Philippines to SF when i was 3.
in SF from when i was 3 to 7.
in Hayward, CA from when i was 7-18.

love everything SF and always say i used to live there, but rep Hayward
 
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i lived in california until I was maybe 12 and moved near Cincinnati, and I associate more with Cincinnati than with orange county.
 
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My boy lived in the hood until the age of 4 then moved to the suburbs. To this day he reps that hood like he grew up there
 
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I'm from Staten Island and move to Va when I was 12. My family is still in NY, and I probably visit once a month, just to chill. I consider my self from NY though most of my formative years were spent in Va.
 
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