Caribbean equivalent of "word up", as popularized as an exclamation in dancehall by Beenie Man. However the word has been used for years by Rastafarians as the origins of this word are Biblical; it's commonly used in Psalms at the end of a verse. In the more secular use however, it's used to emphasize a thought, usually at the point of its conclusion.
"Pon bed pon floor against wall/
We sex dem all till dem call mi/
Im di girls dem sugar dats all/
Welcome di king of di dancehall/Selah!"
(Translation for the interested: "I have crazy sex with women on beds, floors and walls, so well in fact that they are fiending and calling me constantly. I'm unquestionably a ladies man, and king of the dancehall to boot. Word!")
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