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N.When staying true to your "roots"(i.e.,"Real") or your priorities or principles as a person and applying to a certain type of a event or Situation.
When Rodney was confronted by the police officer for speeding and driving recklessly,he had 2 choices. 1)Either get out of the vehicle and surrender to the police officers or 2)Confront the officers. He decided to "Keep it real" so he advances the officer,unknowing that the officers would tazer him and beat him to the ground. His actions leading up to the "LA Riots" Rodney is a perfect example of "Keepin it Real" but its also a good example of "When keepin it real goes wrong"
by Baby Loc July 16, 2005
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Defined by Chris Rocks as someone who does not want to better themselves through education. "Yo, are you going to school bro?", "No, I'm keepin' it real". To which Chris Rock replies "yeah, Real Stupid!".
"Did you graduate high school"?

Naw man, I'm keepin' it real!
by Randy Smith September 24, 2007
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A phrase coined in the black community that has devolved from behaving with a sense of maturity, integrity, and pride to just acting ignorant and combative at any given time.
Guy 1: "Ey yo son, that cracker gave me a funny look so I punched him in his face."

Guy 2: "But wasn't he interviewing you for a job?"

Guy 1: "Yeaa but I didn't like the way he was lookin me, so I did somethin about it. Keepin it real, son!!!

Guy 2: "Yeah, keepin it real dumb."
by pops87 March 26, 2010
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1. To be yourself.
2. To be honest with others about your ideas and feelings, regardless of how it may be taken or perceived.
1.Caucasians defining terms that aren't in their cultural vernacular, or realm of understanding, as a way to demean members of another culture or group is a sign of being a racist ass-hat...and that's just "Keepin' it real".
by Keypinitreel May 20, 2009
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