That nigga represented on the 28th of June
I'm representing Philly on the 28th of June

from The Roots – Proceed Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In Brian Coleman’s indispensable book Check the Technique, Black Thought explains the reasoning behind this seemingly random date:

[W]hen I say, ‘Representing Philly on the twenty-eighth of June’ on there, that was the original [1994] release date of the album, when we were recording that song. It got pushed back a lot later than that, eventually

The album wouldn’t be released until January 17, 1995

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