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Violence is now ingrained in dancehall music, as it is in gangsta rap, which borrowed much from Jamaican deejay styles of delivery, dubbing and “toasting”. (Dr Dre’s revered 1992 album, The Chronic, teems with Jamaican influences, even Jamaican voices.) … Jamaican dancehall in the twenty-first century seems to present black people to the world in terms the Ku Klux Klan would use: illiterate, gold-chain-wearing, sullen, combative buffoons.

Ian Thomson, “The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica”.

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