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Here Are A Few Times The Jamaican Accent Was Terribly Done In Film!


Have you all seen the new season of Luke Cage on Netflix? If you have, you’d notice the Jamaican influence throughout as Luke’s latest antagonist is a Jamaican by the name of “Bushmaster“. While that is pretty cool, many Jamaicans weren’t pleased with the representation of the Island, including the cringe-worthy butchering of the accent. While Writers Sharine and Andrayspoke about it earlier after a discussion with some of the folks behind the series, we’d like to look back at the times our accent was given a huge dose of injustice in Film. If only Hollywood would take the time out to do some proper research, and give natives a chance at properly representing the 876. If you’re interested in the Jamaican music played throughout, check out our latest playlist here. Check out these clips, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Gabourey Sidibe – Tower Heist

If you’ve never seen this Eddie Murphy flick, you probably dodged a bullet. Anyway, while there were some decent scenes in this Comedy, this section is dedicated to Gabourey Sidibe’s role as Jamaican Odessa Montero. Pretty cringe worthy, even though the team behind it praised her role as “Refreshing. Refreshingly bad I must say. Check out the clip.

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We Check Out @LukeCage Season 2’s Reggae Vibes In Our Latest Playlist!


Happy Sunday folks! Hope you all are doing well. If you’re a regular customer of Netflix, then you’re aware that the latest season of Marvel Comics’Luke Cage” is here! This season gets pretty interesting as one of the season’s Antagonists, “Bushmaster“, has a Jamaican background. While we’re pretty excited about it (the terrible accents however, no no no…), we’re even more excited that a few classic Reggae songs can be heard throughout the 13 episodes.

Today, we present to you the songs that were featured in our latest Spotify Playlist! Enjoy hits from Bob Marley, Ini Kamoze, Gregory Isaacs, and many more! Stay here for the music, but you can Netflix & chill with “Luke Cage”: Season 2 later. Congrats to Jamaican Actor Desmond Dennis on being a part of the cast. Check out the playlist below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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