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Raggamuffin (or ragga) is a kind of reggae that includes digitized backing instrumentation. It is a form of dancehall, and has been popular since the middle of the 1980s; "(Under Me) Sleng Teng" (Wayne Smith; 1985) is usually recognized as the first ragga song. The instrumentation is usually behind dub singing, which is similar to rap music in its focus on rhythmic, assonating and rhyming words. Reggae is a style of music developed in Jamaica and is closely linked to the Rastafari movement, though not universally popular among Rastafarians. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican reggae which developed around 1979, with artists such as Barrington Levy and others who went on to become the Roots Radics. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Sleng Teng is the name given to the first fully computerised riddim in Jamaican music. ... Smith, Wayne. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which developed in the early 1970s. ... Hip hop music is a style of popular music. ...


Ragga is the short form of Raggamuffin, a term created in the late 1980s or beginning of 1990s in England, to put HipHop elements into the dancehall market. The name was given by the album from Asher D & Daddy Freddy - "Raggamuffin Hip-Hop" as well as the Daddy Freddy songs "Ragga House" with Simon Harris or "Ragga Rock" with Led Zeppelin. // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Asher D is a british rapper, who is known for his work within the group So Solid Crew after the group split up, he went on to focus on other projects, one including the more recent song Southside by Southside Allstars. ... Daddy Freddy grew up in Trenchtown, home of many musical legends. ... Led Zeppelins first promotional photo, taken in 1968. ...


Important ragga artists include: Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man, Pato Banton, Tony Rebel, Buju Banton, Anthony B, Cocoa Tea, Charlie Chaplin, Mad Cobra, Bounty Killer, Nichola Francis, Tippa Irie, and Cutty Ranks. Shabba Ranks was the (internationally) most popular dancehall artist before Shaggy. ... Beenie Man (born Moses Davis August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), is one of the most famous DJs in Jamaica. ... Pato Banton (born Patrick Murray) is a reggae singer and toaster from Birmingham, England. ... Buju Banton (born Mark Myrie 1973) is a Jamaican dancehall and ragga singer. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Cocoa Tea (born September 3, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae dancehall DJ. Partial discography 1997. ... Bounty Killer 2005 Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price June 12, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican ragga and dancehall rapper/deejay, known for his hard work in combatting poverty and helping new artists. ...


The name Raggamuffin is derived from the Middle English personal name Ragamuffyn, usually employed in an insulting manner. The word later came to mean a person who is shabbily clothed and dirty, often applied to a child. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Raggamuffin was also used as the name of a demon in the 14th century satire Piers Plowman. (13th century - 14th century - 15th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was that century which lasted from 1301 to 1400. ... Page from a 14th century Psalter, showing drolleries on the right margin and a plowman at the bottom. ...


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Download sample of "Under Me Sleng Teng" by Wayne Smith, an early example of ragga music. Smith, Wayne. ... Raggamuffin (or ragga) is a kind of reggae that includes digitized backing instrumentation. ...

Reggae | Reggae genres
Mento - Rocksteady - Ska
Dub - Dub poetry - Dee jaying or Toasting - Dancehall - Ragga or Raggamuffin - Reggaeton - Roots reggae - Two Tone
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Ragga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (291 words)
Raggamuffin (or ragga) is a kind of reggae rap that includes digitized backing instrumentation.
Ragga is the short form of Raggamuffin, a term created in the late 1980s or beginning of 1990s in England, to put HipHop elements into the dancehall market.
Raggamuffin was also used as the name of a demon in the 14th century satire Piers Plowman.
Spotlight - Raggamuffin Whiteman (1805 words)
Raggamuffin Whiteman was born Miguel Depla in 1976 and raised in De Panne, Belgium with the exception of 1½ years when he lived in Kingston, Jamaica.
Raggamuffin Whiteman says he was not inspired by anyone to get involved in the music but his initial influences were Innocence Disco and as a singer Apache Indian and Gentleman.
Raggamuffin Whiteman has achieved a lot and he now feels that he is “finally starting to reap a likkle you know, I’ve accomplished some things up to now, but to me I see it as a nice start.
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