Sunday, 20 November 2011

Hip Hop Head vs Rudeboi/Badman...........What's the difference?

Wow it's been ages since I've written a blog post. I've just been............................ who cares. Lets just start writing. Here in the U.K. because I'm a black man (proudly of Jamaican descent) I keep being lumped with the ''rudeboi/badman'' subculture. Allsorts of people think just because I have a similar style of clothing and I listen to hip hop I must be a rudeboi/badman.
The worst offenders are the so called ''alternative'' crowd. They're happy to lump every hip hop head, chav and rudeboi/badman into one catergory. Yet they'll kick up a fuss when you lump them together e.g. lumping goths, rivetheads and emos together or lumping punks and metalheads together. Also mentioning that conforming to ''non-corformity'' is still conforming. You'll be barraged with the usual tripe of ''No, we're individualist'' ''Not all goths or whatever so called alternative subculture look the same.''
They're right of course. Nobody in whatever subculture looks or acts the same but I digress and will come back to this topic on a later date.

As you should've guessed by now (and if you haven't I'm going to tell you anyway.) I am a hip hop head. And yes there's a difference between a hip hop head and a rudeboi/badman. I shall explain the differences with some help from wikipedia (I know it's lazy but I don't care.)
Oh btw I should mention that I'm going on about modern day U.K. rudeboi/badman not the ones from yard (Jamaica) or from the 60's and 70's!

A Hip Hop Head:
Is a person that is into the whole of the hip hop subculture. They would be involved in one of the 4 elements of hip hop (some would say 5 and KRS ONE says there are 9 elements of hip hop.) and they're not physical involved ine elements of hip hop, they would love to be involved in all aspects of hip hop culture. Sometimes we are labelled as Backpackers. However some find that term derogatory (I don't.)

The Modern Day U.K. Rudeboi/Badman:
I am going use the wikipedia links but I'm also going to elaborate and expand the meaning of Rudeboi/Badman.
The rudeboi/badman culture is the black (urban) culture of Britain today. It's the combination of the worst parts of hip hop culture, the worst parts of yardie (Jamaican) culture and chav culture. While it says on wikipedia that the term rudeboi/badman was used to describe this culture was in the early 2000's.
The modern day U.K. rudeboi/badman culture actually came about during the late 1980's/early 1990's. While the subculture is black, many races have adopted it from white, south asians and even some east asians. Also the music of the subculture tends to be mixed and changes quite often. The rudeboi/badman culture started in London and has spread to mainly english inner cities (less so in northern cities.)

There are some similarities between hip hop culture and rudeboi/badman culture. One of them being that Jamaicans have influenced both cultures. (Heck DJ Kool Herc is Jamaican and he started hip hop.)
I shall explain the similarities and the differences.

Hip Hop Head - Hip Hop fashion and clothing tends to be expressive, colourful and made for comfort i.e. not too tight. The clothing tends to be hoodies, T-shirts, vests (tanktops), shirts, track bottoms (jogging bottoms), jeans, sneakers, worker boots, (throwback or non TB), baseball caps, beanies, bandannas, do-rags. Also some of the clothing tends to be custom made with graffiti art or in some cases tie dye. They wear allsorts of name brand clothing like Nike, FUBU, Reebok Pro-Keds, Adidas, Ecko Unlimited, Mecca USA, Lugz, Rocawear, Enyce etc. However, some hip hop heads (like me) tend to eschew name brands. The hair style seem to change with each era. Nowadays they seems to be a mix of hair styles from bald to dreadlocks to corn rows to afros. Hip hop fashion has influenced a lot of youth and subcultures all around the world. From everyone wearing hoodies to the showing of the underpants while wearing trousers (pants for you yanks.)
Hip Hop clothing has been influenced by U.S. prison culture, xtreme sports culture (mainly skater culture) and many other cultures (like basketball) and can and will continue to influence and evolve.

Rudeboi/Badman - Is quite similar to hip hop fashion and clothing but it tends to be more darker colours, less expressive and much more ''chavvy'' (I should note that nowadays this is starting to change the clothing has become more colourful.) The clothing brands are less American hip hop designer and more sportswear (again this changing.) There is also less expresion in terms of hair styles. The hair styles tend to be corn rows or short back and sides.

Hip Hop Head - will use mainly hip hop slang and language. They would also use there own language and regional accents and dialects aswell. Hip hop slang has been influenced by the black american experience in general. Also afro latin music and Jamaicans have also influenced hip hop language and slang. A hip hop head will use words like ''peace'', ''what's up''

Rudeboi/Badman - does use some hip hop slang and language but it more influenced by Yardie and London culture. Some rudebois from outside London will even have London like accents. A rudeboi/badman will use words like ''manz'', ''blud'', ''brap'', ''low it''.

Hip Hop Head - will generally listen to hip hop. Of course he or she won't only listen to hip hop. They'll listen to hip hop from all over the world.

Rudeboi/Badman - Has had a varied music affiliation. From Hip Hop to Ragga to Drum & Bass to UK Garage and it's subgenres and it's derivative genres like Grime (awful), Bassline and Dubstep (awful). Now they are begiining to affiliate more with hip hop (mainly U.K. hip hop).
They also seem to have a hypocritical disdain for some american hip hop and it's mannerism. They will shun any British rapper/MC that spits in an american accent yet will praise any british rapper/MC that spits in a Jamaican accent (toasting) or praise a non londoner rhyming in a London accent. It's fucking dumbarsery at its finest.

Hip Hop Head - Despite the media reports of hip hop causes violence. Hip Hop heads tend to be easy going and intelligent people. We're just normal people that loves hip hop culture. We tend to keep ourselves in shape and work out. So long as you're cool with us we're cool with you. Don't start nothing. there won't be nothing. Like with any clique, subculture or whatever, you have your good and your arseholes.

Rudeboi/Badman - Being that this culture is the combination of the worst parts of hip hop culture, the worst parts of yardie (Jamaican) culture and chav culture. The mentality of most of them are........... frankly repugnant. They always seem to have a chip on their shoulder. Looking at them in whatever way can be seen as an invitation to fight with them (this has happened to me on more than 1 occasion.) It's not too often to hear about how they have fought and killed someone over something so fucking petty and rediculous. I try to have as little contact and interaction with them as possible. Being that I dress more hip hop, am very dark skinned and have a very stern and angry look about me. I am often confused for a rudeboi/badman and people assume the worst of me.
Not all of them are repugnant but I'll say about 60% of them are negative. The rest are ok and in some cases pretty cool. If you want to see the what rudebois/badmen are like I suggest you watch these:

You should also watch this. It's a parody of the rudeboi/badman culture:

Well that's it. Make some comments and stuff.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Republicans PWNED!!!

It's been ages since I've written on my blog. So many things have happened like the death of Osama Bin Laden (finally), The Libyan Civil War, The Middle East and North African Revolutions, The Royal Wedding etc!
Speaking of The Royal Wedding. Guess who come out in full force in the U.K. ''protesting'' (more like whining and bitching) about everything Monarchy related!?
That's right. U.K. Republicans. Talking about the cost of the wedding which eventually lead to how The British Monarchy oppresses ''the people'' and other such bullshit.

Here are a couple of videos that cut through republican bullshit.
This vid is done by MadMonarchist:

This vid is done by a Portuguese monarchist:

I wonder if the republicans will reply!?

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Where Are The Hottest Women In Each Continent?

I've been thinking about this for a long time and through study and analysis (with one hand free, if you catch my drift LOL! ) I've come to my own personal conclusions.
I will break down where the hottest women are into 5 continents - Europe, Africa, Asia/Oceania, North America (including Central America and The Caribbean) and South America.
From there I'll pick the top 5 countries in each continent which I think have the hottest women.
Also I will mention which countries have overrated women in each continent as well.
Please note this about countries not races!

The Hottest Countries In Europe (in terms of women) Are:
  1. Italy
  2. Hungary
  3. Spain
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Germany
The overrated countries in Europe: Sweden, Norway, Poland and Ukraine.

The Hottest Countries In Africa (in terms of women) Are:
  1. Ethiopia
  2. Cameroon
  3. Kenya
  4. Angola
  5. Senegal
The overrated countries in Africa: South Africa and Somalia.

The Hottest Countries In Asia/Oceania (in terms of women) Are:
  1. The Phillipines
  2. India
  3. Thailand
  4. Lebanon
  5. China
The overrated countries in Asia/Oceania: Iran, Israel, Japan and Russia. (Yes I classify Russia as an Asian country)

The Hottest Countries In North America (in terms of women) Are:
  1. U.S.A.
  2. Cuba
  3. Jamaica
  4. The Dominican Republic
  5. Costa Rica
The overrated countries in North America: Puerto Rico

The Hottest Countries In South America (in terms of women) Are:
  1. Brazil
  2. Venezuela
  3. Columbia
  4. Guyana
  5. Chile
The overrated countries in South America: Argentina and Uruguay

And there you have it folks. Many people won't agree with my choices......... oh well!
What do you guys think?

The Dumbest Blog I've Ever Read

I've read some dumb shit on the internet in my life but this website clearly has to be the winner. The guy who the blogs on this website is a self contradicting, pseudo-intellectual white nationalist (then again most are like that anyway!)
I would explain why it's so bad but I'd rather let you guys read the blog for yourselves and make your own decisions.

Warning: This website will cause mental retardation!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup First Match Round Up

Well, every team has played in the has played their first match in the World Cup!
Personally though I'm kinda disappointed about the first lot of matches! Most of the teams were more concerned about losing rather than playing to win. Who knows maybe the second lot of group matches will offer more excitment (I hope.)
However, there has been some suprises, cock ups and good matches!

Here's a round up of the first matches. I will go through the scores and my some of my personal insights and opinions of the matches:

Group A
South Africa 1 Mexico 1
I missed most of this match. At least both teams looked liked the wanted to win! they both played great attacking football neither of them giving any quarter. I would've prefered South Africa to win the match!

Uruguay 0 France 0
A lackluster performance on both sides. I knew France had some problems but damn, they couldn't get the upper hand of Uruguay even after Uruguay got reduced to 10 men! I don't know why the French manager never took Karim Benzema or Samir Nasri. They need 'em!
Credit to Uruguay though. Even with 10 men they held France to a draw!

Group B
South Korea 2 Greece 0
South Korea was just all over Greece. Simple, nothing more!

Argentina 1 Nigeria 0
Despite being a low scoring match alot happen during the game. Mainly the Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama saving all of Lionel Messi's shots! BTW Lionel Messi is the best player in the world right now, hands down! It's a shame that Nigeria can't finish for shit. I mean with the likes of Yakubu and Obafemi Martins they should get in the goals. I think Obafemi Martins has incredible potential but he always gets injured.

Group C
England 1 U.S.A. 1
Good god Engand should have won that match! Within the first few minutes England were 1-nil up thanks to Heskey setting up Steven Gerrard, who btw played and lead England fantastically.
Then a slipup by the England goalkeeper Robert Green put things level................ sigh. The second half England kept breaking through the U.S. defence but we just couldn't score.

Algeria 0 Slovenia 1
I didn't watch this match. Watching 2 really poor teams playin eachother didn't really appeal to me. Apparently I didn't miss much anyway.

Group D
Serbia 0 Ghana 1
I missed this match. And people told me it was a good match as well............ Oh well at least Ghana won. I love watching Ghana play.

Germany 4 Australia 0
You know in American "Prison" movies where the little dude gets his arse raped by the big dude usually called "Bubba"! Guess who was "Bubba"!? LOL!
Germany went into the game to establish themselves as a contender and boy did they do it with authority! Australia can never fart properly or sit down properly ever again!

Group E
Netherlands 2 Denmark 0
I quite liked this match! I think the Danes played alright but with that own goal it kinda demoralised them. Then at the end with Dirk Kuyt rushing in to score that goal it was the end for the Danes! I like Dirk Kuyt, he's an underrated player!

Japan 1 Cameroon 0
I missed this game.

Group F
Italy 1 Paraguay 1
I really wanted Italy to lose this game and they almost did. Paragauy came out hard and was looking to score the first goal before the Italians and they did with a great set piece. I thought that would be the end for Italy. However Italy in the second half came back hard and equalised from a set piece. Irony!

New Zealand 1 Slovakia 1
I didn't watch this game.

Group G
Ivory Coast 0 Portugal 0
I have to say Ivory Coast did well even without Drogba. They showed that they can run with the big boys. Portugal did do that badly either. However apart from Cristiano Ronaldo and Deco they don't have any standout players whatsoever!

Brazil 2 North Korea 1
Now this was a auprising match! Brazil did not have an easy time with North Korea. North Korea kept a strong and tight defence but in the end Brazil being Brazil found a way through it to score, twice! However towards the end of the game North Korea got a consolation goal that showed some suprising skill! I don't think any team should underestimate North Korea.

Group H
Honduras 0 Chile 1
I missed this game. Shame though, I heard it was alright.

Spain 0 Switzerland 1
The biggest suprise of the tournament so far! Spain are usually a joy to watch, such a technically gifted team. But even with their talent and skill they still got beating by quite frankly a slightly above average team like Switzerland. Spain did create some oppurtunities but they didn't score! Credit to Switzerland, they were well organised and they were hungry for a win. Sometimes it isn't skill that wins games, it's determination!

Teams I thought played well: South Africa, Mexico, South Korea, England, Ghana, Germany, Netherlands, All of group G and Switzerland.
Teams that were disappointing: France, Greece, Australia and Spain.

Who gonna go through to the 2nd round: Who knows?

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Are Some People Born Lucky!?

I've always wondered about how come some people can just get lucky a lot of the time!
Here's an example: My younger bro found in a space of a year got laid many times even though he doesn't try to get the ladies, found a 8GB Micro SD card at his local shopping mall and enters a raffle and wins a state of the art £400 mobile phone with more gadgets than a swiss army knife!
Here's the definition of what luck is:

You see I think some people are just lucky (or unlucky) in life and in certain areas of life in general. No matter what they seem to do.
Now some people think that luck doesn't exist and use stupid sayings like "You make your own luck", not realising that the saying is self contradicting.
Other people think that "Cause and Effect" explains luck. While that is true in some cases there are other cases where cause and effect doesn't have anything to do with luck.
Example: You getting a question right even though you don't know the answer!

I don't buy the argument that believing in luck negates free will or that luck makes people believe that it absolves people from personal responsibility.
Relying on luck does those things not believing in it!
Believing in luck is simply acknowledging the fact that some things are simply out of our control in life.

"Cause and Effect", "Karma", "Free Will", "Fate", "Luck", "Divine Will" etc
In the end, it's just life.
What do you think?

Friday, 4 June 2010

Finally, Somebody Gets "Monarchy"

At last people are starting to get what monarchies have to offer and why they are still relevant!
Check this link out:

There are some parts that I don't agree with, but the article is pretty much spot on in relation to "democracy".
It's a shame that silly little republicans can never understand why Monarchies work far better than republics! Still let them cling on to their stupid political beliefs!

Long live every Monarch reigning today!

Friday, 28 May 2010

R.I.P. Gary Coleman!

I just heard about an hour before I wrote this post that Gary Coleman has died.
Here's some info about who Gary Coleman is (or was):

I just wrote this quick post to pay my respects to him. I think despite his bitterness and his shortcomings (pardon the pun) he will sorely be missed!

"Watchu talkin' bout Willis" I think everyone will be talking about you, Gary Coleman!
R.I.P Gary, you're in a better place.