YAGA YAGA

Translation
Dancehall slang. a way to big up a brethren; to express a greeting or attract attention, i.e. yo! or yush! true friend; bonafide; brethren.
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WINE

Translation
"wine" appears in every West Indian dialect, and is literally a corruption of "wind." It means to dance, sometimes seductively.
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TOAST

Translation
(v.) - to rap or sing spontaneously over a dub track
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SOUND SYSTEM

Translation
Huge mobile stereo setups manned by DJs, who became celebrities as they traveled Jamaica to host open-air dances
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SOUNDBWOY

Translation
usually a derogatory way to refer to the selecter or other personality in another sound system. This term is most often employed in clashes, on dub plates built for clashes, and so on. Sometimes it is not used in such a negative manner, but most of the time one refers to the someone in the crew as a soundman, not a boy.
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RAGGA

Translation
A style of reggae that uses digital rhythms exclusively. A term sometimes used interchangably with dancehall, since the latter music has become heavily digitized as well.
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