askin one how are they,or what have they been up to.
MAN1:what it is wit u?
MAN2: nig i can't call it..
FEMALE1:WHAT IT IS?
FEMALE2:SAME OL...NUTIN NEW
An all but lost phrase from the seventies era of ebonics, the closest contemporary equivalent being, "What up?" WHAT IT IS is often a rhetorical question like, "How's it hanging?" or "What's going on?"
"What it is, Jeffro? Slip me some skeein!"
A Black solidarity greeting of the 1970's, expressing philosophic agreement as to the present, past and future state of the black history/culture/experience.
First Brother: "What it IS!"
Second Brother: "What it WAS!"
Both together: "What it SHALL BE"
Often accompanied by various secret handshakes and signs
What is new, or going on.
What it is son.
Q.What it is, yo??
R.Chillen chillen what it is?
a question, usually, if not always, the question is
Stew walks up to Quintavius
Quintavius: "What it is?"
Another way to ask what is going on.
Guy2: What it is