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Why Do People Have a Problem with Skepta Using Jamaican Slang? [UK DEBATE S02 E02]

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Published on Jan 20, 2012

In Skepta's song "You Know Me" he uses the jamaican term "ah wah di bloodclart". After fans and other critics took to Twitter to question the Nigerian rapper about his lyrics, the debaters went in with their own opinions on the matter.

Here are some of the Questions that were raised and discussed:

Are their double standards present when discussing languages/accents/slang?

How far does it go before it becomes a mockery?

Is it more acceptable for black artists to rap with an accent?

What social influences are present in the UK?

American accent/slang vs Jamaican accent/slang


HOST:
@JadeAvia

DEBATERS:
@DJSnips
@MissLaLaReport
@TeefOnline
@ChuckieOnline
@PoetsCornerUK

GUEST DEBATER:
@CraigMitchSuave

PRODUCER:
@JadeAvia

VIDEO EDITOR
@JadeAvia

CAMERA WORK
@YessoX8

This is a @JumpOffTVUK Production

Comments • 405

Walk&Live Talk&BumbaclartDead
Cant believe this is even a debate bruv. Jamaican Patois has integrated itself into London's black urban slang, just like West African integrated itself into English to create Jamaican Patois. Ridiculous argument!
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I am knowledge
Jamaicans are African don't matter. Why is everyone gassin
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Afghan tech
in school in London everyone whether black or white all wanna be jamaican
Umskiddy
What a ridculous headline topic. First of all, Jamaicans ARE Nigerians.Secondly Skepta, as a Tottenham boy, grew up with Jamaicans.  FINALLY,  Jamaican terminologies  and dialects are no longer exclusive to Jamaicans.Patois is very common amongst the white middle class youth too!  I was on a bus travelling through rural Surrey and a group of about 9 blonde haired blue-eyed school boys, no more than 12 years old, were talking and messing about amongst themselves. All I could hear from them was 'Soon come !', 'Cha !', 'Wha'ppen dread !'  'Hold tight !'  etc..And there wasn't a rasta or any black person in sight. I nearly fell off my seat when one of them accused the other of being a 'Bloodclart  teef '. When a police car with its loud siren sped passed the bus one of them shouted out the window 'Babylon a come for you !'. The Jamaican accent has spread to  youth in nearly every city throughout England. It's no big deal. I think we all have to accept that!
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Nimanzer
who the fuck cares what these morons think?
Mike Ford
skepta is bad i like him hes cool but his fam are not jamaican
Chuddy Gum
Your all british now... Including skepta... Don't matter if your parents are carrabien or african 
cun7us
So basically they all have the same opinion but they're arguing with each other...right ok that makes sense. And guy with the red bobble hat needs to not get so hyped when he's trying to make a point.
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Electra Heart
Black British slang is heavily influenced by Jamaican slang, so... It might as well be called London slang actually, as I hear people from all backgrounds using it.
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Theres bare Jamaicans in London more than Nigerians. And More black people in London sound Jamaican. I moved back to America and people saying i sound Jamo when im nigerian myself 
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