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Junglist diary #1

Junglist diary #1

Playing tracks by

The Ganja Kru, Fresh and Sound of the Future.

Junglist is a slang term which first referred to a person living in an area of West Kingston, Jamaica, called Jungle.[1] It was later used as a term to refer to someone who is a dedicated listener of jungle and/or drum and bass music. Tracks from this genre often contain calls and references to the "original junglists" and "jungle soldiers". Junglists usually gravitate towards oldschool and ragga jungle.
'Junglist' developed into a slang term to refer to all tough outlaws - the kind one would find in a 'jungle'. Certain tracks made references to the "original rudebwoys" or "original gangstas" as denoting particularly respected junglists.
Unlike some urban styles of music, drug-dealing is rarely mentioned in drum and bass tracks, but several MCs sometimes feature lyrics in relation. The only generally accepted illegal activity in the subculture are drug use and graffiti.