Origin of reggae
Examples from the Web for reggae
Context: Last words the reggae legend said to his son Ziggy, after telling him he had a song for him.Tupac’s ‘F*ck You’ to a Cop and the Best Last Words|Marlow Stern|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, he does a reggae rap while wearing a bandana on his head.It’s Been 20 Years Since Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Gosling Joined the Mickey Mouse Club|Kevin Fallon|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Below, British band Massive Attack performed with guest singers Liz Fraser (of Cocteau Twins) and reggae legend Horace Andy.
The track opens with glitchy lo-fi distortion and reggae crooning.Praise ‘Yeezus’: Kanye West’s New Album Is an Eclectic Tour de Force|Marlow Stern|June 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Around the same time, she became romantically involved with Rohan Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley.Who Is Lauryn Hill? The Singer After the Fugees, Seclusion, Tax Issues|Allison Samuels|July 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for reggae
Word Origin for reggae
Word Origin and History for reggae
1968, Jamaican English (first in song title "Do the Reggay" by Toots & the Maytals), perhaps [OED, Barnhart] related to rege-rege "a quarrel, protest," literally "ragged clothes," variant of raga-raga, alteration and reduplication of English rag (n.).
Culture definitions for reggae
A form of pop music that originated in Jamaica, combining elements of calypso and rhythm and blues (see blues) with a strongly accentuated offbeat. Bob Marley was the first internationally known reggae musician.