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Rudeboy, rudie, rudi or rudy is a subculture that developed in the early 1960s in Jamaica. Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... The term rude boy may refer to: Rude boy, a Jamaican subculture Rude Boy (film) Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... In sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with distinct sets of behavior and beliefs that differentiate them from a larger culture of which they are a part. ...


The term rude boy came from Jamaican slang for cool or hip, and rude boys dressed in the latest fashions at dancehalls and on the streets. The term rude boy may have been associated with an extremely potent rum-based drink called Rude to Your Parents, which was served at sound system parties.[citation needed] It may also be related to the term rudeness, which was used in Jamaica in the 1950s and 1960s in reference to sexual intercourse.[citation needed] Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ... Look up cool in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hip is a slang term, an adjective meaning fashionably current, referring to someone who is conversant with or deeply involved in a particular trend or subject. ... The dance halls of Jamaica in the 1950s and 60s were home to public dances usually targeted at younger patrons. ... Caribbean rum, circa 1941 Rum is a distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation. ... In Jamaica, a Sound System is a popular type of nomadic outdoor concert/party. ...

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History of the subculture

The rudeboy culture originated in the ghettos of Kingston, coinciding with the popular rise of rocksteady music, dancehall celebrations and sound system dances. Disaffected unemployed urban youths sometimes found temporary employment from sound system operators to disrupt competitors' dances (leading to the term dancehall crasher). This — and other street violence — became an integral part of rudeboy lifestyle, and often gave rise to gangs. Many of these rudies started wearing sharp suits, thin ties, and pork-pie or Trilby hats, inspired by United States gangster movies and soul music groups. With growing emigration in the late 1960s, the rude boy culture and its music, ska and rocksteady, spread to the United Kingdom where it became a strong influence on the Skinhead subculture.[1][2] A ghetto is an area where people from a specific racial or ethnic background live as a group in seclusion, voluntarily or involuntarily. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Rocksteady is the name given to a style of music popular in Jamaica between 1966 and 1968. ... In Jamaica, a Sound System is a popular type of nomadic outdoor concert/party. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Man sporting a pork pie hat. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Ska (pron. ... Rocksteady is the name given to a style of music popular in Jamaica between 1966 and 1968. ... Skinheads, named after their cropped or shaven heads, are members of a working class subculture that originated in Britain in the 1960s, where they were heavily influenced by the rude boys of the West Indies and the mods of the UK. In subsequent decades, the skinhead subculture spread to other...


Later uses of the term

During the first 2 Tone ska revival, which occurred in England during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the term rude boy was often used to describe fans of that genre. The terms rude boy and rude girl then referred to anyone associated with the ska subculture, including during the the third wave ska explosion in the United States. However, in the third wave ska context, the term rude boy was long separated from the term's tough, gangster past. In the United Kingdom in the 2000s, the terms rude boy and rude girl have come to refer mainly to Afro-Caribbean youths who follow the latest trends and fashions in African-American or Afro-Caribbean culture, such as hip hop. The terms are often used in a derogatory sense to describe youths from poorer backgrounds who attempt to emulate such fashions. It could be argued that the UK has developed a distinctive rude boy culture, fronted by UK hip hop and grime artists such as Roots Manuva and Dizzee Rascal. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... -1... -1... Third wave ska is a musical genre derived from the fusion of Jamaican ska with various American and British styles of music, such as 2 Tone, rock music, punk rock, hardcore and jazz. ... Afro-Caribbean may refer to: the British Afro-Caribbean community other members of the African diaspora in or from the Carribean This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Alphanumeric List 1-9 1200 Techniques 2 Live Crew Fresh Kid Ice Luke Skyywalker Mr. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Roots Manuva (born Rodney Smith in Stockwell, South London, 1972) is a rapper. ... Dylan Mills, known professionally as Dizzee Rascal (born November 1, 1985), is a London-based MC/rapper and producer. ...


References in popular culture

The words Rude Boy or Rudy often appear in the lyrics of ska, rocksteady, 2 Tone and ska punk lyrics. Many of Desmond Dekker's most popular songs were about rude boys, such as "007 (Shanty Town)," "RudeBoy Train" and "Warlock." Other famous rude boy-themed songs include: "Judge Dread" by Prince Buster; "Rudie Can't Fail", and "Safe European Home" by The Clash; "A Message To You Rudy" by The Specials (originally performed as "Rudi, A Message To You" by Dandy Livingstone); "Staring at the Rude Boys" by The Ruts; "Gay Rude Boys Unite" by Leftöver Crack; "Rude Boy Don't Cry" and "Rude Boy Abroad" by Bedouin Soundclash; "Rude Boy Pledge" by Cham and "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?" by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Three third wave ska bands with Rudy references in their names are General Rudie from Canada, Ruder Than You from Philadelphia (named after lyrics in the Prince Buster song "Too Hot") and The Rudies from Auckland, New Zealand. Urban Dance Squad singer Patrick Tillon uses the stage name Rudeboy. The 1980 film Rude Boy featured members of The Clash. American R&B singer Prince wears a 2-Tone "Rude Boy" button on the cover of the "Controversy" album. Ska (pron. ... Rocksteady is the name given to a style of music popular in Jamaica between 1966 and 1968. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Ska punk is a fusion music genre that combines ska and punk rock. ... Desmond Dekker (July 16, 1941 – May 25, 2006), was a Jamaican ska and reggae singer and songwriter. ... Cecil Bustamente Campbell (born May 28, 1938), better known as Prince Buster, is a musician from Kingston, Jamaica and regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ska and rocksteady music. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Ruts The Ruts were a reggae-influenced British punk band notable for the 1979 top 10 hit Babylons Burning (right). ... Leftöver Cöck is a ska-core band that emerged following the breakup of the ska punk band Choking Victim around the year 2000. ... Bedouin Soundclash is a Canadian band from Toronto. ... Rudeboy Pledge is another smash single by Jamaican dancehall artist Baby Cham. ... Cham can mean the following: a Jewish variant spelling of Ham a people living in Northern Greece of Albanian descent, also spelled as Çam: see Cham Albanians. ... Ted Leo and the Pharmacists is a punk-influenced indie rock band with roots in traditional rock. ... Third wave ska is a musical genre derived from the fusion of Jamaican ska with various American and British styles of music, such as 2 Tone, rock music, punk rock, hardcore and jazz. ... Ruder Than You is an American ska band that was founded in 1989 at Penn State University and, in 1991, the group relocated to Philadelphia. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Cecil Bustamente Campbell (born May 28, 1938), better known as Prince Buster, is a musician from Kingston, Jamaica and regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ska and rocksteady music. ... Urban Dance Squad was a Dutch band, celebrated as being one the most innovative and important music groups to come from The Netherlands. ... Bold textA stage name, or a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers (such as actors, comedians, musicians, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... Rude Boy is a 1980 film about a roadie for the punk band The Clash. ... The term prince, from the Latin root princeps, is used for a member of the highest ranks of the aristocracy or the nobility. ...


See also

This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ragga. ... Alexander Minto Hughes (1945 - March 12, 1998), better known as Judge Dread, a British reggae and ska artist. ... Mc Lowqui, a junglist Junglist is a slang term referring to a dedicated listener of jungle. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rocksteady is the name given to a style of music popular in Jamaica between 1966 and 1968. ... Ska (pron. ... Skinheads, named after their cropped or shaven heads, are members of a working class subculture that originated in Britain in the 1960s, where they were heavily influenced by the rude boys of the West Indies and the mods of the UK. In subsequent decades, the skinhead subculture spread to other... Suedehead was an early-1970s offshoot of the skinhead subculture in the United Kingdom. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Old Skool Jim. Trojan Skinhead Reggae Box Set liner notes. London: Trojan Records. TJETD169. 
  2. ^ Marshall, George (1991). Spirit of '69 - A Skinhead Bible. Dunoon, Scotland: S.T. Publishing. ISBN 1-898927-10-3). 

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Skinhead

Casuals - Chelsea girl - Gay skinhead - Hammerskins - Mod - Nazi skinhead - Punk-Skinhead - RASH - Redskin - Rude boy - Scooterboy - SHARP - Suedehead - Trojan skinhead Skinheads, named after their cropped or shaven heads, are members of a working class subculture that originated in Britain in the 1960s, where they were heavily influenced by the rude boys of the West Indies and the mods of the UK. In subsequent decades, the skinhead subculture spread to other... Casuals are an element of football support that first evolved in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Britain and is typified by the wearing of expensive European designer clothing. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A Gay skinhead, also known as a gayskin or queerskin, is a gay person who identifies with the skinhead subculture, often (though not necessarily) out of sexual interest. ... Logo of Hammerskins The Hammerskins, or Hammerskin Nation is a white supremacist gang. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Nazi skinhead from Germany Nazi skinheads are a far right subculture that developed in the United Kingdom around the late 1970s. ... Punk-Skinheads, also known as Oi! skins, are a form of skinhead with punk rock influences that grew in numbers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Red and Anarchist Skinheads (also Anarcho-skinheads; RASH) are the anti-racist, anti-fascist skinheads. ... In the context of the skinhead subculture, a redskin is a left wing (communist or socialist) skinhead. ... Originating in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, scooterboy culture emerged from mods and skinheads, although it became a distinct and separate subculture. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Suedehead was an early-1970s offshoot of the skinhead subculture in the United Kingdom. ... Trojan Skinhead is a subculture of skinheads who identify themselves with the subcultures heyday in 1969 when ska music was at its most popular, and with the cults multicultural Jamaican and British working class roots (called The Spirit of 69). Bands/artists The Ethiopians Judge Dread Laurel Aitken...

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2 Tone - Blue Beat - Caribbean music in the UK- Hardcore - Mod revival - Motown - Northern soul - Oi! - Punk rock - Reggae - Rock Against Communism - Rocksteady - Ska - Skanking - Skinhead Books - Skinhead Films - Spirit of 69 - Soul music - Stax - Streetpunk - Studio One - Trojan Records This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Blue Beat Records was a record label that released Jamaican rhythm & blues and ska music in the United Kingdom in the early and mid 1960s. ... Jamaican music in the United Kingdom // White Reggae White reggae has very low artistic credibility, but it laid a path for genuine reggae in Britain. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City), where it achieved widespread international success. ... The Verve see A Northern Soul This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Oi! is a working class street-level subgenre of punk rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... RAC logo with a skull superimposed over a hammer and sickle. ... Rocksteady is the name given to a style of music popular in Jamaica between 1966 and 1968. ... Ska (pron. ... Skanking is a form of dancing practiced in the ska, ska-core, hardcore punk, and more recently, grime music scenes, The dance style originated in the 1950s or 1960s at Jamaican dance halls, where ska music was played. ... Books about, or relating to Skinhead culture. ... A list of films relating to or about the Skinhead culture. ... Spirit of 69 is a phrase used by traditional skinheads to commemorate the skinhead subcultures heyday in 1969. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Stax Records is an American record label, originally based out of Memphis, Tennessee. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Studio One is one of reggaes most renowned record labels and recording studios, having been described as the Motown of Jamaica. ... Trojan Records Trojan Records is a label specialising in ska,rocksteady,reggae and dub music. ...

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Trojan Rude Boy Box Set (1170 words)
Accused of causing trouble simply for the sake of it, to many the Rude Boys were heroes on a level with the mythical cowboy and gangster figures who blasted their way through the films that they loved and viewed in a near participatory manner.
James Bond was seen as the ultimate archetypal Rude Boy and '007 (Shanty Town)', a litany of all things Rude from Desmond Dekker and The Aces, carried the cult to the rest of the world in a crossover smash hit in 1967 that is probably the most enduring record of the genre.
The Rude Boys had pointed the way forward through their extremes of behaviour (remember that yesterday's terrorist rapidly becomes looked upon as today's freedom fighter) and their militancy was to form the core of Jamaican musical attitude from now on in.
Rude Boy Music In Comparison (4461 words)
Rude boys were typically armed with a guns, machetes or a small knives.
The culture of the rude boys was to carry weapons and fight for their life, the children growing up in the ghettos learn from it.
Rude boy music was unique in that unlike the later rocksteady and other reggae, rude boy focused mainly on the lyrics of the performers.
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