fake the funk

fake the funk

slang To pretend to be cooler or more knowledgeable than one actually is. You can't fake the funk, man—you're either cool or you're not.
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fake the funk

tv. to pretend to be in the know; to pretend to be fly; to fake being stylish. (Black.) He’s only faking the funk to survive in the hood. He gets an A in every class in school.
See also: fake, funk
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"You Can't Fake the Funk: A Journey through Funk Music" Black Ensemble Theater
Rueben Echoles "You Can't Fake the Funk: A Journey through Funk Music" Black Ensemble Theater
Robert Reddrick "You Can't Fake the Funk: A Journey through Funk Music" Black Ensemble Theater
Black Ensemble Theater pays tribute to Sly and the Family Stone; Chaka Khan and Rufus; Earth, Wind and Fire; Parliament Funkadelic; and other powerhouse funk bands of the 1960s and 1970s in "You Can't Fake the Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music)." Producing managing director Daryl D.
Thats followed first by "Lena: In Tribute to Lena Horne" (May 11-June 30) and then by the musical revue "You Cant Fake the Funk (from James Brown to Parliament)" (July 20-Sept.