Beenie Man - Press Button - Greensleeves Records - Ragga
Track ListingA1 Press Button (Remix)
A2 Press Button (Extended Jeep Mix)
B1 Press Button (Gangsta Mix)
B2 Press Button (Downtown Mix)
Media Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
|Format||Vinyl 12 Inch|
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Information on the Ragga GenreRagga originated in Jamaica during the 1980s, at the same time that electronic dance music's popularity was increasing globally. One of the reasons for ragga's swift propagation is that it is generally easier and less expensive to produce than reggae performed on traditional musical instruments. Ragga evolved first in Jamaica, and later in Europe, North America, and Africa, eventually spreading to Japan, India, and the rest of the world. Ragga heavily influenced early jungle music, and also spawned the syncretistic bhangragga style when fused with bhangra. In the 1990s, ragga and breakcore music fused, creating a style known as raggacore.
The term "raggamuffin" is an intentional misspelling of "ragamuffin", a word that entered the Jamaican Patois lexicon after the British Empire colonized Jamaica in the 17th century. Despite the British colonialists' pejorative application of the term, Jamaican youth appropriated it as an ingroup designation. The term "raggamuffin music" describes the music of Jamaica's "ghetto dwellers".