Rep·re·sent / by Randy Ortiz

Handz Is Brooklyn in the house!? Is Uptown in the House!? Is Jersey in the house!? Is Bronx in the house!? Is Queens in the house!?

The crowd goes nuts, people screaming, and hands in the air... If your in NYC anyway. Anybody that is proud of where they are/came from (Washington Heights baby!) usually has that same attitude or reaction when asked where they are from, or they hear their neighborhood shouted out. The 'HELL YEAH' we in here feeling I like to call it, and the adrenaline rush you get with music makes it all the more powerful. Being proud of where your from is always a good thing, shows community, strength and power of a place. People get live no matter what genre of music and it's beautiful!

Defending the territory also comes into play, I know I am one of those at least. Don't care how many people bash The Heights, it won't ever take away the love and pure feeling I have for the place. I was born an raised there and will always have a soft spot for it. Whether it be the tough times, or the good times... it was all good in The Heights. As a matter of fact I will go on record of saying there is no place like The Heights in NYC period. Love my people (Mi Dominicanos!!), the food, the parties, the bad times, the good times, the sense of community, and the feeling you get when there. Sure things have changed abit ( See gentrification) and it isn't the same... but damn still gotta love it, there are still some of the OG's left!

As of recent (1 year now) I have a soft spot for Jersey too, because of all the great people and talent there is here. An amazing amount of people are here that make you feel like your fam, and it's beautiful. Clifton represent! Passaic, Paterson, and Newark are the places to be now, also not to forget they got a Chimi truck (behind St. Josephs Hospital, near the underpass) in Paterson! People showing love to WGM is dope too, glad to see more people on board with the idea of coming together and making it happen. I would like to let everyone know WGM appreciates everyone on board and there are things up the sleeves of this Giant so stay tuned!

Rep your place people!

Main Entry: rep·re·sent
Pronunciation: \ˌre-pri-ˈzent\
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French representer, from Latin repraesentare, from re- + praesentare to present