Unfamiliar faces got marked a lot

from Common (Ft. Chantay Savage) – Reminding Me (of Sef) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A play on words. Those who are unknown at a social gathering were (in 1990s Chicago slang) sometimes called “marks,” a synonym for “herb”. Com notes that if these “marks” made trouble, their faces would be “marked” up with bruises.

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