Having no education, no qualifications, Rude Boys are driven to desperation. They rob, stab, and steal, loot, shoot and wail. They are rougher than rough, tougher than tough, and dreader than dread.
Their actions are unlawful, but these are good men, who do what they must to provide for themselves and their families.
You can not work if there is no job. If your family is starving you will take the food you see, like a lion kills for his lioness.
Don't confuse a Rude Boy with a bad man, a Rude Boy can be a righteous man. They are the by-product of a society that takes from them every day, and forgets them when there is nothing left to take.
I introduce myself as the rudest of all rude boys. Some people call me dreader than dread. And if anyone try to stop rude boys they will get sick in their heads. And end up in the cemetary because theyll be dead. No 100, no 1000 years, no clean face man can judge dread. And when we win this appeal you'll pay for every mans head. So don't be a fool just play cool. Because this is rude boy dreader than dread.
“But as you can see, they’re from a poor generation
Having no education, no qualification
So they’ve driven to desperation
Can’t get no job so they’ve forced to rob
I’m not saying they should, but as you know
A hungry man is an angry man
So think it over before you bind them over
Please give them a break to mend their mistakes
As you already know, robbery was from creation
For robbery befell the black nation
Our ancestors once ruled the world and all it’s gold
But now we’re poor.” Martin (Barrow, 56)