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The Essential Guide To Reggae Murder-Music

by Outrage/Chicago Anti-Bashing Network Thursday, Sep. 23, 2004 at 4:32 AM

Capleton, booked at House of Blues LA for October 4, is one of 8 Jamaican "kill gays" Reggae singers touring the US and other nations. Take action to make "murder music" unprofitable.

The Essential Guide To Reggae Murder-Music

Eight singers named: Dossier of "kill gays" lyrics published

LONDON - September 2004

With the help of Jamaican activists, OutRage! has compiled and published a dossier of extracts from key lyrics by eight reggae singers who incite the murder of lesbians and gay men (see below).

"This guide is an indispensable tool for journalists and campaigners," said Brett Lock of OutRage!

"We urge activists and reporters to use this information to lobby venues, promoters, sponsors, city councillors, and police to cancel concerts by these artists", said Mr Lock.

The campaign against eight Jamaican reggae singers who incite the murder of lesbians and gay men is spreading internationally, with simultaneous campaigns in the UK, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Canada and the United States.

Coordinated by the British gay human rights group OutRage!, gay organisations in these countries have won major successes.

These include the cancellation of more than 25 Beenie Man concerts in the United States. Buju Banton's tour of Europe has been hit hard by concert cancellations.

Further information:


Jamaican reggae singers and lyrics inciting the murder of lesbians and gay men

The eight singers are, with real names in brackets:

Beenie Man (Anthony Moses Davis)

Bounty Killer (Rodney Price)

Buju Banton (Mark Myrie)

Capleton (Clifton George)

Elephant Man (O'Neil Bryan)

Sizzla (Miguel Orlando Collins)

T.O.K. (Alistaire McCalla, Roshaun Clarke, Craig Patrick, Anthony Thompson, Xavier Davidson)

Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer)

Below are key excerpts from their songs which encourage and glorify the murder of lesbians and gay men.

The Jamaican patios lyric is followed by the translation into Standard English in bold. Explanations are in brackets and italics.


Beenie Man - Han Up Deh

Hang chi chi gal wid a long piece of rope

Hang lesbians with a long piece of rope

Beenie Man - Damn

I'm dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays

I'm dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays

Beenie Man - Batty Man Fi Dead (Queers Must Be killed)

All batty man fi dead!

All faggots must be killed!

From you fuck batty den a coppa and lead

If you fuck arse, then you get copper and lead [bullets]

Nuh man nuh fi have a another man in a him bed.

No man must have another man in his bed

Beenie Man - Roll Deep

Roll deep motherfucka, kill pussy-sucker

Roll deep motherfucker, kill pussy-sucker

Pussy-sucker:a lesbian, or anyone who performs cunnilingus.

Tek a Bazooka and kill batty-fucker

Take a bazooka and kill bum-fuckers [gay men]


Bounty Killer (with Babycham) - Another Level

Bun a fire pon a puff and mister fagoty (Uh huh)

Burn a fire [could be literal or metaphoric] on puffs and faggots (Uh huh)

Poop man fi drown an dat a yawd man philosophy (Uh huh)

Shit men [queer men] must be drowned and that's a yardy man [Jamaican]



Buju Banton - Boom Bye Bye

Boom bye bye

Boom [as in gun sound] goodbye, goodbye [as in we won't be seeing you again, you're dead]

Inna batty bwoy head

In a queer's head

Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man

Rude boys don't promote no queer men

Dem haffi dead

They have to die

Send fi di matic an

Send for the automatic [gun] and

Di Uzi instead

The Uzi instead

Shoot dem no come if we shot dem

Shoot them, don't come if we shoot them [as in don't come to help them]

Guy come near we

If a man comes near me

Then his skin must peel

Then his skin must peel [as in pour acid over him]

Burn him up bad like an old tire wheel

Burn him up badly, like you would burn an old tire wheel


Capleton - Bun Out Di Chi Chi

Bun out ah chi chi, Blood out ah chi chi

Burn out a queer, Blood out a queer

Blood out: as in chop, cut, stab, shoot… is a particularly violent, graphic expression

Batty dem ah fuck and ah suck too much pussy

Queers are fucking and sucking too much pussy

In Jamaica, pussy can refer to oral sex in general, which is also considered sodomy

Blood out ah chi chi, Blood out ah shitty

Blood out a queer, Blood out a shit (fucker)

Capleton - Whoa!

Sadomite and batty man mi shot up....Whoa

Sodomite and queer man, I shoot up… Whoa

Capleton - Give Har

Shoulda know seh Capleton bun battyman

You should know that Capleton burns queers

Dem same fire apply to di lesbian

The same fire applies to lesbians

Seh mi bun everything from mi know seh dem gay

Say, I burn everything as long as I know that they're gay

All boogaman and sodemites fi get killed

All queers and sodomites should be killed

Capleton - Hang Dem Up

Yow....String dem up and hang dem up alive

Yow, string them up and hang them up alive

Bare batty man come round yah …

All queers who come around here

Dis mamma earth sey none cyann survive

This mama earth says none can survive.


Elephant Man - A Nuh Fi Wi Fault

Battyman fi dead!

Queers must be killed!

Please mark we word

Please mark my words

Gimme tha tec-nine

Give me the Tec-9

Tec-9: semi-automatic assault pistol

Shoot dem like bird

Shoot them [queers] like birds

Elephant Man - We Nuh Like Gay

Battyman fi dead! Tek dem by surprise

Queers must be killed! Take them by surprise

Get a shot inna yu head, inna mi big gun collide.

I am going to shoot you in the head, you are going to meet up with my big gun

Gimme me Tec-9 General B, wid de chrome wah a shine

Give me the Tec-9 General B, the one with the chrome that shines

Tec-9: semi-automatic assault pistol

General B: a music colleague of Elephant Man's

Harry Toddler shot out ah bugger-man

Harry Toddler: shoot all queer men

Harry Toddler: a music colleague of Elephant Man's

Elephant Man - Log On

Log on and step pon chi chi man

Log on and step on a queer man

Log on is a type of dance using the right foot in a stepping motion as if

to squash a cockroach - the lyrics boast about crushing queers.

Dance wi a dance and a bun out a freaky man.

Join our dance and let's burn out the queer man

Step pon him like a old cloth

Step on him like an old cloth

A dance wi a dance and a crush out a bingi man .

Join our dance and let's crush queer men

Do di walk, mek mi see the light and di torch dem fast

Do the walk, quickly let me see the lighter and torch

lighter and torch: makeshift aerosol flame thrower weapon


Sizzla - Pump Up

Step up inna front line

Step up to the front line

fire fi di man dem weh go ride man behind

burn the men who have sex with men from behind

Shot battybwoy, my big gun boom

Shoot queers, my big gun goes boom

Sizzla - Boom Boom

Boom boom! Batty boy them fi dead

Boom boom! [as in gunshots] Queers must be killed


T.O.K. - Chi Chi Man

From dem a par inna chi chi man car

Those who get together in a queer's car

Blaze di fire mek we bun dem! (Bun dem!!)

Blaze the fire, let's burn them! (Burn them!!)

From dem a drink inna chi chi man bar

Those who drink in a queer bar

Blaze di fire mek we dun dem! (Dun dem!!)

Blaze the fire, let's kill them! (Kill them!!)

So mi go so, do yuh see weh I see?

I'm checking it out, do you see what I see?

Niggas when your doin that

Niggas when you are doing that

Nuff a dem a freak dem a carry all dem dutty act

Lots of them are freaks, they bring all their dirty acts

Thug nigga wanna bees nuff a dem a lick it back

Thug nigga wannabees - lots of them take it (in the arse)

It dem bring it to we, hold on nuff coppa a shot

If they bring it to us, hold on, lots of bullets are going to fly

Coppa shot rise up every calico go rat tat tat

Bullets fly, take up every calico [gun] and [shoot] rat-tat-tat

Rat tat tat every chi chi man dem haffi get flat

Rat-tat-tat, every queer has to die

Get flat! Mi and my niggas ago mek a pack

Die! Me and my niggas will make a pact

Chi chi man fi dead and dat's a fact

Queers must die and that's a fact


Vybz Kartel - Bedroom Slaughteration

Bow cat, sodomite, batty man fi gat assassination (Yeah)

Oral sexer, lesbian and queer must be assassinated (Yeah)

Vybz Kartel - Guns Like Mine

Kartel buss one inna batty bwoy spine

Kartel puts one in a queer's spine

one: a bullet

Vybz Kartel - Pussy Jaw

Faggot fi get copper to di heart

Faggot must get copper to the heart

Copper: bullet

A wet yuh up wid di Maggy

I shoot you with the Magnum

Magnum: a brand of gun

From yuh funny, yuh a guh bury

If you are funny (queer), you get buried

buried: as in killed


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