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Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady. Reggae is based on a rhythm style characterized by regular chops on the off-beat, known as the skank. The tempo is generally slower than that found in ska and rocksteady. Reggae usually has accents on the 2nd and 4th beat in each bar, there being four beats in a bar.

Reggae is often associated with the Rastafari movement, an influence on many prominent reggae musicians from its inception. Reggae song lyrics deal with many subjects, including faith, love, relationships, poverty, injustice and other broad social issues.

Reggae: same beat rythem more or less the whole way through.
by peggy the pirate November 30, 2007
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reggae is a decent form of music, and people insult it all the time. What the real problem is is that people are unaware of what is really reggae and what isn't. any loser can quote bob marley but here you go
bands that are reggae: bob marley, the wailers, gregory isaacs, etc.
bands that are not reggae - slightly stoopid, sublime, 311, matisyahu, pepper, the expendables
by nickr519 October 21, 2007
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Reggae is Gay

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Reg-gay

You are Re-Gay, Reggae is gay. If reggae had lips they would taste like asshole.
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Someone who is either crazy, high (or stoned), drunk or acting strange.
(i.) "Man, that guy is reggae.", "Let's get reggae, yo!"
(ii.) "We are so going reggae! Oh Yeah!"
(iii.)"Have you heard the new reggae single of...?"

by sammerzxx October 06, 2006
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