Consisted originally of Asians (Bangladeshi's, Indians, etc) and Afro-Caribbeans (Jamaicans, West Indians, etc) but now other races are much more common, such as Africans, native whites, and eastern europeans.
Listen to UK hiphop (or "grime") artists such as Cream Cartel, Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Strider, Asher D, Bigz, High Grade Clan, K-Sounds, Essentials, Nasty Crew, etc...
Rudeboys commonly wear jeans and hooded jumpers, and sometimes hooded tracksuits. Baggy clothes is a must. New Era caps and skullys are common. The cap is sometimes worn at unusual angles, or the hood is up. Common brands are Lot29, Akademiks, Avirex, Ecko, Nike, Adidas, Scarface, Time Is Money, Jordan, Phat Farm, Rocawear, Boxfresh and New Era. Sometimes non-designer clothes are worn as most rudeboys come from very impoverished backgrounds.
Unfortunately, many rudeboys grow up to become drug dealers/gang members. Some lose the attitude and leave the city/join the army to become respectable citizens.
There is a clear difference between "chavs" and "rudeboys." These differences are :
- Rudeboys do not pick fights with random people, and actually exhibit little anti-social behaviour.
- Rudeboys have urban, and generally very bad, upbringings.
- Chavs will talk with an exaggerated cockney accent, even if they are not from a cockney area. Rudeboys talk "ghetto."
- Some rudeboys can be very pleasant people. Chavs feel the need to be anti-social.
- Rudeboys wear baggy, flashy clothing. Chavs wear tight, bland polyester tracksuits.
- Chavs will always travel in a group. Rudeboys often go around alone, even when they are expecting to fight.
- Chavs mostly stop exhibiting chav behaviour as they get older. Some rudeboys remain this way well into their adult life.
For good examples of rudeboys, see films such as Bullet Boy or Kidulthood.
Some translations of ghetto slang :
Bredrin - Homie
Blud/Blad - Used in place of mate. "Whats up blud?"
Get me - You understand
Mind the gap - Watch your step, fool
Ends/Manor - Hood
Star - Used at the end of sentences sometimes when talking to someone. "You get me star?"
Blazing - Smoking
Bukki/Strap/Gat - Gun
Feds/Old bill - Police
Was gwaning/Wagwan - Whats up
Fassy - Pussy
Wasteman - Non-ghetto person
Batty - Backside
Roll deep - Go around with a lot of people
Heavy/Nang - Cool, or really good
Standard - Easy/normal "You should be backing me up, standard"
Dizzy - Mad
Grimey - Ghetto/Poor
Shotting - Selling. "I shot heroin in the ends"
Sket - Whore
Shines - Head/Blowjob
Gash - Girls/Women
Rasclat - Fool/Idiot
Oh my days - Oh my god
Hush up - Shut up
There are many more, but I can't think to name them at present.
"you're such a rudeboy"
"look at those rudeboys over there"
A Rude Boy's attire would include a white button up and thin tie under a closed black blazer top with matching dress pants, A Black Ferdora with an occasional white stripe of fabric, and to top it off, sunglasses and classy skankin' boots- or loafers.
Normally associated with the traditional two-tone ska scene, Rude Boys can now be seen as a nostalgic tribute for the more modern 3rd wave ska followers.
That Guy: "He's gotta be a Rude Boy"
That Guy: "does he have a 9mm?"
Him: "AND a 3-piece suit"
That Guy: "Yup hes gotta be a Rude boy"
2. A "gangster" (not to be confused with a "gangstah") usually dressed in a suit and "gangster hat" or bowler; a trouble maker of the 1960's-1980's. (often British "gangsters").
3. The original definition, Jamaican gangsters, boys who caused trouble and were known as "rude" because of their attitudes.
2. Wow that rudeboy has some really slick gangster clothes, I want a hat like that!
3. That rudeboy down the street was just arrested again!
"I heard you gotta a problem with me?
Rude boy listen
Why you tryin make enemies?
Rude boy listen
Go and get your street family
Rude boy listen
Ill be waiting patiently
Rude boy listen" - Dizzee Rascal "wot u on"
When speaking to your directly: "Why you all up in my face Rudeboy? Get back"
2. When they influenced those kids, two-tone (second wave) ska started. A rudie after that point is a person who supports ska music, is a fan of checkers (symbolized black and white unity), suits, pork-pie hats, etc. They are not violent or criminal like the rude boys of Jamaica. They like to skank. (a dance done to ska music.
3. Refers to (both white and black) lower-class youth in Britain that like to follow the trends and new fashions from Africa. Also sometimes called chavs or townies.
2. The rude boys skanked throughout the whole show.
3. The rude boys had just found out about the newest trend.
Jamacan - Lower class youth who were typically violent and dressed fancily to immitate the upper class
British - Form of wiggie. Middle to upper class who attempt to act "gangsta" and tough
Jamacan - "We shouldnt go down that street, we might be jumped by some rude boys"
British - "Ha look at that rude boy, I wonder how he can walk with his pants so low"