Babylon

From Rap Dictionary
Revision as of 18:05, 9 December 2004 by 83.249.62.198 (talk) (→‎noun)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

noun

Babylon

Babylon is police in Jamaican English.

I post that "Babylon" has a broader context in Rastafarian / Jamaican thought, that includes all parts of the current political and economic system that are corrupt / intent on fostering inequity / inequality. SEE: "Babylon System", by Bob Marley on the Survival Album.

so in theory, if a Jamaican cop is bent on doing right by the people, he could theoretically not be "Babylon", but a kid who is wearing his trust fund dreadlocks, tooling aroubnd town listening to Busta Rhymes, but will be working in Advertising in six years, could be considered a latent "Babylonian"

I would say that "babylon" is more or less equivalent to the American expession "the man"