Preprinted from RICE RADIO FOLIO
babylon : the corrupt establishment; the "system"
dancehall : a contemporary reggae style usually accompanied by
deejay : rapper
dreadlocks : hair that is neither combed nor cut; a person with
dub : an instrumental, electronic music created by skillful,
artistic re-engineering of recorded tracks
I and I :
you and me.
Rasta speech eliminates words like 'you', 'me', 'we', and 'they', as
and replaces them with the more communal 'I and I'.
'I and I' is believed to embrace all
people in unity with the Most I (high) and in an endless circle of
Irie : excellent, cool, highest; state of feeling great
Jah : God, shortened from Jehovah
jamdown : Jamaica
natty : dreadlocks
Rasta : a follower of Marcus Garvey who worships the Almighty in the
of Haile Selassie
roots : conscious, Rasta reggae; a fellow Rasta
sing-jay : a deejay that utilizes melody
yard : home; Jamaica
[ thanks to mike pawka ]
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