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Posted by Bookworm on November 21, 2002

In Reply to: Phrase? posted by Marissa on November 21, 2002

: I'm looking for a definition or any information/history on the term 'keeping it real' or 'keep it real.' Anyone know anything?

: thanks

I means to have be pragmatic and tell it like it is. I first heard it from an African-American friend of mine, and I'd bet that it originated there.