When you step out on the ave, make sure they wanna see ya
Cause being trill is an onomatopoeia
Actually, “trill” is not really an onomatopoeia — a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes, such as “oink” or “tick tock” — as much as it is a portmanteau, a blend of two (or more) words that typically combines both sounds and meanings. In this case, “trill” is likely a portmanteau of “true” and “real,” though as far as we know this has never been totally confirmed.
Metaphorically, Bun B is likening “being trill” to being onomatopoeic in the sense that if someone is trill, they are who they say they are, much as an onomatopoeia is the sound that it describes (like “buzz” or “bang”).
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