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I think, in the first mission of Franklin in the video-game GTA 5, Llamar says this to Franklin in front of a house:

Wassup, can a loc come up in your crib?

What does that mean? I just can't even guess it's meaning. For more context: Franklin responds with:

Man f*** you, I'll see you at work.

And here is the video

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    Hey (What's up?), can a local guy (me) visit your place (crib)? Can I come in? Commented Dec 28, 2020 at 14:43
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    It's very limited currency gangland slang in California. Loc = loco = crazy somehow morphed into being a generalised term for Hispanic members of certain street gangs. I think in context here it's the Latino equivalent of blood or homie as used by negro gang members (or plain guy as used by more mainstream speakers). Commented Dec 28, 2020 at 14:44
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    Try the Urban Dictionary for loc, number 5. crib=apartment. Wassup, what's up.
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 28, 2020 at 14:45
  • @Lambie: I'm pretty sure it's from loco, not location Commented Dec 28, 2020 at 14:45
  • @jsw29: I actually thought I'd closevoted immediately before posting that comment (I didn't know the usage until I googled slang loc, but it was easy to pick out a link to Urban Dictionary from that search). But apparently I didn't closevote, so I've duly posted it as an answer now. I still don't think it's a very good question for ELU, though. And I'm not too keen on the idea that a computer gaming company seems to be promoting a usage that's apparently derived from criminally insane gangbang rapists, anyway. Commented Dec 28, 2020 at 17:43

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It's very limited currency "gangland slang" in California.

Loc = loco = crazy somehow morphed into being a generalised term for Hispanic members of certain street gangs (you can read all about it in that link; I can't be bothered). I think in context here it's the Latino equivalent of blood or homie as used by negro gang members (or plain dude, guy as used by more mainstream speakers).

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  • What does "limited currency" mean in the context of your answer?
    – fzwo
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 13:08
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    Currency - The fact or quality of being generally accepted or in use. Limited currency because outside of "Hispanic members of certain street gangs", not many people would even understand the usage, let alone be likely to actually use anything like that themselves. Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 16:55

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