Oakland's League510 starts off the year with a new video for their single "Representa". Using a hook cleverly cribbed from Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" ("I put that on my potna, I put that on my family/ Oakland city represent, address me as 'Your Majesty'"), "Representa," which first dropped as just a song in April 2012, frames "The Town" as a place of pride. There's no boasting about pimping or gunplay, just a genuine happiness to hail from such a vibrant place. TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith bring this to light in the video not only with its many glimpses of the physical beauty of Oakland, but by expressing their enjoyment of themselves and their art.
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