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Grafton Hill Man In NY’s Oral History of Growing Up Ghetto In Worcester In The 90’s Is The Most Worcester Thing You Will Ever See

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Stumbled across a video today of the most Grafton Hill person who has ever lived. It’s basically an oratory of growing up ghetto in Worcester in the 90’s as told by someone who is so Worcester it hurts:

So many amazing quotes, starting with the tall kid who couldn’t dunk:

I remember we almost fucked up that big Andy dude, he was like 9 feet tall and he couldn’t even dunk. He fucking sucked. I mean, how are 7 foot 3 and you can’t even dunk? The rims only fucking 10 feet tall. You 7-3 and can’t dunk you shouldn’t play basketball. Simple.”

I’m 99% sure I know who he’s talking about. North had a really tall kid named Andy who couldn’t dunk, but I’m pretty sure he was a good student and went on to do well for himself. But he couldn’t dunk even though he was 9 feet tall, or 7’3″, same thing. And that’s all that matters to Worcester kids from the 90’s.

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I love how the guy could mention one thing and then just go on a never ending tangent about it:

They used to call me Jersey cuz all I rocked was jerseys. Basketball jerseys, baseball jersey, hockey jerseys in the winter, football jerseys. I remember when the mall had the starter store and they had the reversible jerseys….for like, buy one get one free or some shit. I think I had like, fucking, 30 reversible jerseys. We always switched – me, butter, and Joey used to switch cuz J.R. bought six different jerseys, butter bought six different jerseys, we all switched off.”

The 90’s Worcester name dropping was spectacular. It’s true, ask any Worcester kid from the 90’s about his high school experience and they’ll start dropping names like this and reminiscing about what they wore to school. Worcester people remember EVERYTHING.

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We thought we was the shit back then, selling nicks and dimes in the park to little kids and shit. Now I look back at what we did, and I know we had to do what we had to do to survive and I had to help my Moms out.”

Gotta do what you gotta do. Little kids need weed too.

Back in the day you get a four bedroom for 600. Not no more.”

Thanks Obama.

This part was great too:

Back in the day…(hears siren, looks around)….oh shit I thought I was going to jail. (hocks gigantic lugey and rips cigarette butt)”

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Any time a Worcester kid hears sirens their initial reaction is to turn their head and start running. Doesn’t matter if they’re doing anything wrong or illegal. The fact of the matter is that they’ve more than likely doing something illegal within the last 30 days and assume that it finally caught up to them at that moment. Run first, ask questions later. That’s the Worcester way.

It’s a beautiful day. I’m sweatin like a whore in church.”

I feel like 95% of the people I know from Worcester use this analogy whenever it’s at least 65 degrees out.

This line right here should be trademarked:

New York taught me how to be a hustler. Worcester taught me how to hustle.”

It’s like beautiful Worcester poetry.

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And finally this was by far the best rant of the video:

At least back then in the 90’s, everyone didn’t wanna be a rapper. I remember I was one of the only dudes in high school spitting during lunch and shit. I went to North, I know South had a lot of rappers. Junior, Chris, ya know, dudes like that. As far as I knew, I was the only one really doing anything at North besides, uh, Georgey and them. Can’t remember the fucking name of their band. My sister dated the fucking manager and I can’t even remember the name of the fucking band right now. Eddie, George, couple dudes. Like I said, shout out to 508.”

It’s so freaking true. Every hood rat in the Woo thinks they’re a rapper now. But back in the day rappers were hard to find and they only went to North and South. Georgey and them had sick beats in the lunch room. I can verify this. Although their “manager” was more than likely some kid from 6th period woodshop class with a bad Voke-stache.

Anyway, Jersey is the most Grafton Hill man these eyes have ever seen, and he has a new follower on Youtube.

P.S. The most Worcester thing about this guy is that he’s holding his camera vertically. Because people from Worcester evolve slowly like that.


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30 Comment(s)
  • JTB774
    May 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I remember big Andy! Niiiiicest guy, good heart, respectful. These guys would try to fight him for NO reason, just because he was tall (they were probably intimidated by him), but he was ALWAYS literally and figuratively the bigger man, and he would just walk away all the time. And, he’d help teachers break up fights in the hallways! He was a real role model. And he went on to play college ball; his picture was in the paper all the time…so…I don’t know what this guy is talking about. But big Andy…that guy was so chill that I bet he wouldn’t even care about any of this at all. What a for real goooood dude. I love knowing that people like him come out of my hometown.

  • Queensbridge finest
    May 9, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    So he’s walking around looking high on coke, and rambling about the past…..you still a Worcester dude, lol. You did not have to travel to NY to do what you are currently doing!

    • S Deuce
      December 22, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Not high on coke at all. I just sniffle a lot. And hock lungeys

  • Joe Max
    May 8, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I watched his new vid, responding to this one here. He took it all in good nature and said he was a big fan. I liked him from the start, he’s real anyways.

  • Moxhael
    May 7, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Pretty sure big Andy Had a sister who was just as big lmao!

    • JTB774
      May 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      She was good people, just like her big bro. She’s even more beautiful now than she was back then too!

      • JTB774
        May 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm

        She played college ball, too, just like her brother. Last I heard, she’s a college professor now. See people–there’s good that comes out of Grafton Hill!

  • pat
    May 6, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    my buddy chris

  • Wabbitt
    May 6, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I use that hooker in church line quite a bit. Not gonna lie.

    • BobnMic
      May 9, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Well that’s because you’re an asshole who only gets laid by way of a hooker. And in the end the hooker is disappointed.

  • ItsAllABadDream
    May 6, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Coked out much? …

  • juror seven
    May 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    After that, one think I’m certain of, is I won’t be getting back the 6:11 I spent watching that.

  • Joe Max
    May 6, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I like him, made me laugh too. ” Shout out to 508 ” .

  • Worc Taxpayer
    May 6, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    FiestyLawyerLady” don’t forget the gold chains and the huge gold hoop earrings.

  • Worc Taxpayer
    May 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I have never heard of Norf High.

    • Onaboat
      May 6, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      ^ I think they changed it to Norf’ to make it easier for they offspringz to pronounce. They be really edumacational like that. (Sniff)

  • whatevuh
    May 6, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Painful listening to this guy talk . . . . . speak fucking English, dude!

  • tatnickie
    May 6, 2016 at 9:32 am

    ^ I’m sure that 4 bedroon was paid for by, yours truly, the taxpayers. Threw away a scholarship for an EDUCATION? Another one walking around contributing nothing getting handouts they don’t deserve.

    • tatnickie
      May 6, 2016 at 9:37 am

      ^bedroom typo

    • FiestyLawyerLady
      May 6, 2016 at 9:52 am

      You are more than likely correct! When I go back to visit inlaws (my brothers are no longer in NY) I am so grateful that I get to go back home on Sunday and not live on NY anymore. The shitty areas with many people living off the system, yet have brand new cars and fancy clothing is astounding.

      It’s kind of of upsetting as here I am finally able to have nice things because of hard work, blood sweat and tears yet these people barely have work history and have just as nice of a car as I do. Upsetting, disgusting… The priorities of people from the ghetto are ass backwards.

      No joke I went to the casino in the bronx in Yonkers during my last weekend visit because I love to gamble lol… I was at the cashier getting chips when a lady dropped the contents of her wallet. I went to help her, and she picked up a godamned EBT card…….. really??? Gambling but need help with food cost? Jesus…

      I also frequently travel to foxwoods for poker tournaments and see people who clearly can’t afford to be there but hey, when they live off the system they can do all the nice things us working people do.

      • tatnickie
        May 6, 2016 at 11:34 am

        ^ I agree. Unfortunately, many wanna be’s lived vicariously through rap videos in the areas mentioned mostly throughout the 90’s…all their dreams came true when the city turned into what it is today.

    • S Deuce
      December 22, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Hahaha yeah it wasn’t tho…. I worked 2 jobs. And still do but I got out of that shit hole. I am from NY and here I will stay

  • FiestyLawyerLady
    May 6, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Pretty sure when I got accepted to a great undergrad here in MA, I was so glad to leave the ghetto in NY. I was fucking thrilled!! I moved to Worcester (Holcombe street) and to me that shit was Beverly hills. I remember during my first year in school people would talk about how bad main South was……… I was confused because coming from the Bronx, Main South was what we in the South Bronx called “The nice part of the Bronx” Then when people said the projects were by Lincoln I was also confused because the buildings are a mere 4 floors. That’s what we called “Nice condos” in the Bronx.

    Also, he can’t be too hood if he was living in a fucking 4 bedroom apartment. I had to share a tiny shit hole room with 2 brothers who got on my nerves all day. Our bathroom vent was somehow connected to the vent of the apartment upstairs. Felt great smelling Crack while I brushed my teeth before school. I also reminisce hearing my snow globe vibrate on my dresser because Santiago upstairs loved his Bachata music until 3am on a Friday. The best part was having to go downstairs 14 floors to do laundry in a rat infested basement. They were so used to humans they sometimes just sat there looking at me. Ahhhhh those were the times!!

    All in all, the older I got the more I realized that part of Worcester, although not nearly as bad as a real ghetto, was still disgusting. I had people knocking on my door at 2 am and breaking into my car all the time… Left Worcester for good and never going back.

    • BobnMic
      May 6, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Great bio Feisty. Now we know where “Feisty” came from. That’s quite a background. A street smart lawyer. Far and few and among the best at what you do.

      • FiestyLawyerLady
        May 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

        My crazy side is also from growing up around mostly males. I’m far from the best, but very good at what I do! Thanks Bob 😉

        • BobnMic
          May 6, 2016 at 11:09 am

          I have always found in my travels that attorneys with street smarts were among the best. They can’t be bullshitted. They will see right through it all. The eggheads however, well not as lucky or talented I should say in that regard.

          • FiestyLawyerLady
            May 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm

            You are definitely correct. I am extremely analytical. I mean beyond normal. I can always see through bullshit. I have learned through the years to keep quiet, though. You learn from liars and scumbags by pretending to believe the shit they say. It’s hard though because j do have some minor pride issues so when I’m being lied to I’m internally dying inside. I’m screaming, “Fucking liar!!!!!” in my brain while I smile at them so nicely. Gather up all my info, and them stick it to them harder than they could ever imagine.

            I rarely talk to people in person. If I’m ever caught having a conversation with anyone, it’s only because I’m extremely interested in what that person is saying. I keep to myself, limits my internal strokes and heart attacks lol.

  • patricio_tru_shitta_
    May 6, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Searched YouTube…S DUECE True spitta ……to find this gem of an autobiographical video….shout out to that kids dog? Funny as hell….shout out to all white ghettos!!!!

  • Chris
    May 6, 2016 at 1:45 am

    I am A Huge fan of TBS and not Turner Broadcasting I mean Turtle Boy Sports! Thanks for the write up. I have a sense of humor. Glad you do to.

    • achooooo
      May 9, 2016 at 12:25 am

      Keep it real in the 508 and on the Hill!

      I think TB needs to do an in depth report on Grafton Hill (and other Worcester neighborhoods)….talk to some locals, get the local flavor (dinner tonight…will it be Xing Xing or Road Runner?).

      A cultural tour of the 508!

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