"Ras Trent" as written by and Daniel De Mussenden/dunbar Carey....
Jah! Rastafarianism
Yes I, Ras Trent
Ba-da ding-ding-ding-ding whoa!
Who dem?
You no want test me champion sound

Oh fire pon Babylon
And fire pon a batty boy
Rude boy living in the shanty dorms
My roommate Nick is an ignorant ball head!

Now chant down Babylon
Midterm essays
Then puff from de chalice
I fi make from a Sprite can

Last week I read a book
About Selassie I
Then told my bomboclat parents
I was switching religions

Excuse I!
Oh hot stepper, you do so many dutty crimes
Nyabinghi!
And plus you're fully skylarking all the time

Unu look ya now!

Have you ever noticed
How ball-heads suck?
Ba-da-da ding-ding-ding-ding
Dong-dang ding-dong duck!

Excuse I for my skanking
Give thanks and praise
Me toil part-time
At jah Cold Stone Creamery

In a dub style!
Roller skates...a DVD of Cool Runnings, Murder, She Wrote
Yagga-yagga-yagga yowwww!

Are you there Jah? It's me, Ras Trent
Are you there Jah? It's me, Ras Trent

Are you there Jah? It's me, Ras Trent
Please guide me pon your bike path of righteousness

Oh stannaho, stannaho, stannaho, stannahoy Jaaaah!
Fussing and fighting and Zion and Roots
Red Stripe, Shabba, Ragamuffin and culture
Me night nurse never want to plant de corn
Skiddily-whoa
Diddily, skiddily diddily diddily


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"Ras Trent" as written by Andrew D. Samberg Akiva Schaffer

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  • +3
    General CommentNo one has said it yet, so I will.
    While Petary is right about why this song should be appreciated, it's ABOUT that guy/group on every college campus.

    The fake rastas. The smelly white dudes with nasty dreads.
    JonnyHardcoreon March 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningHe's making fun of the many American High School and College aged "rebels" who claim Rastafarianism as their religion when really they're just trying to be rebellious and their lives don't represent what a real Rastafarian life should look like.
    jason9086on November 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is so underrated! The first time I heard it in the Digital Short on SNL I was like, "Wtf? This is dumb." And then the more I listened to it, the more hilarious it got.

    One thing though, the line where he mumbles when he walks past the real Rastas is 'please guide me pon your bike path of righteousness.'
    strykerchickon February 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Murder She Wrote" is a reference to the Chaka Demus and Pliers song. youtube.com/…
    LyricalAvengeron January 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA dvd of cool runnings! LMAO!
    XBFNoodleson February 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is way easier to appreciate if you listen to a lot of reggae already. Andy manages to touch on just about every generic reggae topic and word in this song. Hats off to him. I wish the song was longer!
    Petary791on March 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrofl petary791 got it down
    speeedon March 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm half Jamaican and ROFL when I saw this video. Plus Andy looks so friggin' good as Ras Trent.

    Correction: "Unnu look ya now!" should be "Good Look Out Now" -- it's a Jamaican expression meaning "Good looking out for me" - giving thanks for someone having your back or helping/protecting you. He might be thanking Jah or just using hip Jamaican slang he learned in college.
    MsKeeKeeon March 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm also half jamaican
    and as soon as i heard JAHHHHHHH!
    i was dying
    this song is the jamaican culture packed into 2 minutes.
    hilarious tune.great album.
    fxcking_turtleon April 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Ba-da ding-ding-ding-ding whooaaaaa!"
    "A DVD of Cool Runnings!"
    OMG. Fucking Epic.
    teenqueen22on April 12, 2009   Link

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