SKA Rude Boy Contrast T-Shirt
SKA Rude Boy T-Shirt – During my youth i have been listening to various music from the Punk Subgenre like Wave, Psychobilly, Ska and others. Ska is still something i love listening today and so i thought a “RUDEBOY” and “RUDEGIRL” retro shirt would be something great to add to the growing collection of subculture shirts and stuff here in the shop. Hope you enjoy it as much as i did while creating it (and listened to stuff like “guns of brixton”, “ghosttown” and so on.
About the Rudeboy movement:
Rude boy, rudeboy, rudie, rudi, and rudy are slang terms that originated in 1960s Jamaican street culture, and which are still used today. In the late 1970s, the 2 Tone ska revival in England saw the terms rude boy and rude girl, among other variations, being used to describe fans of that genre. This use of the word moved into the more contemporarySka Punk movement as well. In the UK, the terms rude boy and rude girl are used in a similar way to gangsta or badman.
In the 1960s, the Jamaican diaspora introduced rude boy music and fashion to the United Kingdom, which influenced the mod and skinhead subcultures. In the late 1970s, the term rude boy and rude boy fashions came back into use after the 2 Tone band The Specials and their record label 2 Tone Records instigated a brief but influential ska revival. In this spirit, The Clash contributed “Rudie Can’t Fail” on its 1979 album, London Calling. In more recent times in multicultural Britain, the term rudeboy has become associated with street or urban culture, and is a common slang greeting. The term rudeboy has become associated with music genres such as ragga, jungle, drum and bass, garage, and grime. (source wikipedia)