Raggamuffin music also known as
Ragga. It's a sub-genre of dancehall and reggae music. This genre
consist primarily of electronic music.
Ragga Muffin was made popular in 1985 by Wayne Smith's "Under Mi Sleng Teng" which was produce by King Jammys.
Ragga made swift propagation because it was less expensive to produce.
Muffin first evolved Jamaica and later in places such as Europe, North America and Africa.
Ragga fused with Backcore music creating Raggacore.
Daddy Freddy fused Ragga with Hip hop creating Raggamuffin hip hop.
The term Ragga Muffin music is said to describe the music of Jamaica's ghetto youths.
In Jamaica the word is also used to describe someone who is shabbily dress and Dirty.
The term raggamuffin is an intentional misspelling of ragamuffin, a word that entered the Jamaican Patois lexicon after the British Empire colonized Jamaica in the 17th century
This sub-genre of dancehall and reggae is so popular worldwide to the point where in ROTORUA, New Zealand there is an annual Festival having the name.
festival showcases Dancehall, Reggae
and Hip Hop music. It's held at the Rotorua Stadium in January.
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