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Thread: Explaining the difference between Soca and Dancehall to someone from outside.

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    lmao! @ bktrini305. I have played several songs besides them joints for people. Besides, some of the parties I go to when i'm bored, they still playin old school Sean Paul and etc like it's still current. Like I said people gotta wanna do the research and etc. All I can do is show em. Carib2, calm down...you gon have a heart attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayt2009 View Post
    As a american dude, I did the research for the difference. So I tell folx that Turn me on is soca and Pon di River is dancehall. Then you get an enlightenment look on their face afterwards.
    what do you tell them songs like 100 Stab by Aidonia and Buddy by Charlie Blacks are
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    Dancehall/Reggae sounds good and Soca sound like a hot mess...that's the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAGGERIFIC View Post
    Easy

    Soca is where sexy and pretty trinis and other Eastern Caribbean people party to have a good fun filled violence free good time.
    Rags, flags, happy fun.

    Dancehall is where violent ghetto Jamaicans dagger each other fight cuss about and talk about bloodclatt, tight holes, big buddy

    And a dj yells dagger her pum pum, buss out di hole

    The woman wear neon green wigs, hot pink hair and wear dollar store clothing

    A lot of bleachers are spotted and even bricks land on some people chest

    The men look more faggish than Prince in the 1980'z and they dagger dagger dagger all night long

    I think anyone will understand that difference, pretty simple really
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello BKLYN View Post
    what do you tell them songs like 100 Stab by Aidonia and Buddy by Charlie Blacks are
    Aidonia's version to me was more of the daggerin/dancehall stuff that I rarely to never lesson to just based on the instrumentation to me. As for Buddy, i'm mad that I actually listened to it and never even bring it up. lol
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    If you have heard something like it anywhere outside of a small Caribbean island it's Reggae/Dancehall.
    If it is being nominated for a Grammy in its own category it's likely Reggae/Dancehall.
    If it has a message outside of jumping up, whining and waving then its probably Reggae/Dancehall.
    If Hip hop and rap acts are sampling it then it's probably Reggae/Dancehall.

    If you can only define it by what it is NOT then it's probably soca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carib2 View Post
    But get with the times jeez loads of new Dancehall and Soca tunes release all year round.
    But Yankees might not even know any new soca or dancehall tunes. But they will definitely remember the ones that were mentioned.
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