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Re: Shelta, Polari, and my project "Nadsat 2000"

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 18, 2000, 2:48
>* I'm trying to describe the rap-like speech of Jamaican hip-hop, i.e. >"dance hall", "dub", "roots" etc.. I'd include Trinidadian English as >expressed in the calypsos.
I have an album by a British group called "Basemen Jaxx" one of their songs, "Jump and Shout" is written in the style of dance hall, and Dub (i think ;)). Here's some of it: Bwoy out a road fi wi name dem a call bout dem want fi dis Basement Jaxx after all When we check it out dem a brain it small Seven time rise seven time will fall Dubplate pop out a mash up di dancehall Crowd de pon di recieving end dema a bawl Who dem bawl a for Basement name dem a call True dem play sweet music fi one and all Di people dem a beg di super DJ fi more Because dem love di way we play di hardcore... There's more. If anyone's interested I can provide the rest of the lyrics (it's in the cover book that came with the CD). It's an interesting song. I couldnt understand one bit of it until I bought the CD and read the actual lyrics. _________________________________________________________ This ain't a yes, this ain't a no, just do your thang, we'll see how it goes