This one is dedicated to all Junglists.
During the time Jungle wasn’t yet Drum&Bass, they were also some times referred to as “rude bwoys” a slang term originally used by Jamaicans (as rude boy), meaning “gangsta” or “badbwoy” (“bad boy”). The term refers to an innercity area of Kingston, the capital of Jamaica called ‘Concrete Jungle’ (subject of the eponymous Bob Marley song).
‘Junglist’ developed into a slang term to refer to all tough outlaws – the kind one would find in ‘Jungle’. Certain tracks made references to the “original rudebwoys” or “original gangstas” as denoting particularly respected junglists. Most members of this sub-culture took great pride in the music created by jungle producers.
Unlike some urban styles of music drug-dealing is rarely mentioned in drum and bass tracks, but several MCs sometimes feature lyrics in relation. Junglists often consume cannabis perhaps arising from the reggae roots of jungle.
Junglists belong to what is seen as a predominantly UK based drum and bass subculture wich is generally renowned for being loyal to the music in which they listen to and for ‘supporting the industry’.
All these BassHeads deserved a tribute…