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Mz Bratt 'Selecta'; Battle of Patois

Mz Bratt appears to have realised the old style wasn't working, so adopted a faux-Yardie style (Jamaican accent). When all else fails, record over a banging beat and spit Yardie?



Beat knocks! Kinda reminds me of Donaeo's 'Riot Music', think it's the bass pattern. But anyway, Bratt sounds a bit of an amalgamation of MIA, Lady Dynamite (Miss Dynamite was the singer she turned into), and Stush. Maybe it's all a bit too easy for me to compare her with most of the other popular females who used the accent, but hey, it's true.

Not only that, but I noticed a couple of inconsistencies with the patois. You may remember an earlier blog post - when I say earlier, I mean last year - where I broke down the eating vegetable song 'Are You Gonna Yam'... yes YAM *shakes head*. Jamaican's do not pronounce 'selecta' 'si-lec-ta', it's more 'SA-leck-ta', nor do they say "Reload fi dat". That doesn't actually make sense. "Fi" is "to", which she then goes on to use correctly in the little bit before the chorus. Strange. Maybe little things to you, but as a man who is fed on a steady diet of Dancehall those irked me, nah lie. Can tell it isn't natural to her.

UPDATE: I've since realised you can say "Fi" for "for", but no one says "Reaload fi dat" so my point still stands. That's what put me off when I thought it sounded strange. *up middle finger to anyone who clocked it, but let me work it out myself*

Aside from those two minor things in the grand scheme of things, it is a straight BANGER! The bit where the beat changes (bridge?), where Bratt goes back to English is hard!

This got me wondering two things;

Whose Patois was worse? Mz Bratt (in the above tune) or Lisa Maffia?

From 2:23 onwards "Lisa say it all over... (something something) skilla, skilla" Huh?



And whose was better;

UK Apache



Or

...


......

Apache Indian



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Check out where and what both UK Apache and Apache Indian look like recently. Interesting to say the least

http://marvinsparks.blogspot.com/2009/11/original-nuttah-turns-to-islam.html

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Comments

  1. ur sick in the head, for the Apache Indian - boom shakala video,, lolol, was my guy actually serious about doing a yardie voice, imagine what his parent thought

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  2. i loved lisa maffia!!

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  3. mz bratt is tryin 2 hard, she made a few rhymes (all flops) n she tink she a big mc, shes hot but dats all, shes always spraying da same barz wen shes asked 2 do frestyles on videos... n dis new selecta ting shes doing iz 2 m.i.a n stush she needs 2 stick wid her half polish roots

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