"Badman nuh run nursery"
Delly Ranks - Have You Ever
(Tek Ova Riddim)
"Badman nah bathe with them baby mumma rag"
Elephant Man - Bad Man
"Badman nuh go a candy shop"
G Maffiah - Deh Pon Di Block
"Real badman we nuh play table tennis"
Elephant Man - Dem Nah Like We
"Real badman don't buss dem likkle small guns anymore - I got big bumbaclaat rifle that you never seen before"
Elephant Man & Ward 21 - Real Badman
"Badman nuh wear pink"
Bounty Killer - As A Man
"Badman nuh ramp with punaany"
Beenie Man - Real Badman
(Young Blood - Range Rover riddim)
"Badman we nuh rape nobody"
Kiprich - I Hate Rapists
(Mista Wilks - Ice Cube riddim)
"Badman nuh go watch Brokeback Mountain"
Elephant Man - Nuh Bruck Back Mountain
Jam II - Sidewalk University riddim)
"Badman nuh like Tom Sawyer"
Wayne Wonder - Tom Sawyer
(Fire Links - Airwave riddim)
"Badman nuh bleach or shave them eyebrow."
(Munga - "Na Hear")
"Badman nuh inna the Boyz II Men ting."
(Cojo Banton - "Check Yu Self Out")
"Badman nuh Cub Scout"
Bounty Killer & Ninjaman - Boy Nuh Run
and the winner is:
"Badman don't drink Snapple"
Mr Easy - Feel Alright
(Black Shadow - Chat riddim)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The Badman Commandments
If you've ever listened to any thugged-out dancehall tunes, you've probably heard someone mention what it takes to be a real Badman. "Badman" is a Jamaican word for "gangster" or "thug". On the blog of Heatwave, the awesome carribean/funky house soundsystem from the UK, I found a treasury of instructions on how to be a Badman, taken from dancehall lyrics. It's called the Badman Commandments, here are my favorites: