Wednesday, 29 July 2009
"The translation of cockney to understand is easy. So long as you ain't deaf and you listen me keenly. You should pick it up like a youth who find some money. Go tell it to your friends and also your family. No matter if a English or a Yardy ..." Another smash from the Fashion label, Smiley Culture's Cockney Translation pitched the old against the new, helpfully detailing English like what it is spoken. It was even a minor hit in the mid 1980s when the UK reggae scene generally and the Saxon Sound System specifically produced a number of talented DJs who were talking about daily life in London with considerable wit and wisdom. "Sweet as a nut.... just level vibes seen?"