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I notice this mainly in drum 'n' bass/grime/dubstep radio shows from UK where an MC or the host frequently talks over the tune. Similar to terms like 'shout out to xxx' or 'big up xxx', where xxx denotes a fellow artist/listener/twitter user, they greet them with an expression that sounds to me like 'anti', 'n-type' or 'entire'.

What are they actually saying, what does it mean, where does it originate from?

Example: https://youtu.be/U6mIumn0Fck?t=15m42s

I assume this is urban UK slang because I haven't noticed it anywhere else.

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  • Okay, I'm a native American English speaker, and I'm curious what they're saying too. :-) – godel9 Apr 5 '18 at 14:38
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    It sounds like "an ta" to me, best guess: "And to..." – Doarn Apr 5 '18 at 14:40
  • I think he is saying: [we are] anti-tommy guns. I don't think it is a greeting. Of course, I could be wrong. And they seem to be anti- a bunch of things. – Lambie Apr 5 '18 at 14:45
  • Along the lines of what @Doarn was suggesting, maybe they're saying "And to my..." and combining "to my" into "ty"? – godel9 Apr 5 '18 at 14:53
  • There seem to be two things: one is: [going out] ta [to] somebody, and the other really sounds like: anti-something. It's just squished together. – Lambie Apr 5 '18 at 15:17
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I have to concur with those saying he is shortening "and going out to" down to simply "andta".. it almost seems as if he is reading his fb and tweeter feeds while that dude is ripping it and maybe he is shouting out to his live feed watchers?

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