Bad From Mi Born
Munga Lyrics


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Yeah!
Hail Selassie I di first
Jah Rastafari redemption
I bun fyah yes yes yes yes yes yes! yes!
Munga of di gangsta ras

[Chorus:]
Mi bad from mi born
And that's why mi gwaan so
Where I was born
Whole world want know
Mi bad from mi born
And that's why mi gwaan so
And if dem want corn blow
Hope dem can run

[Verse 1:]
Yeah!
Munga, mi hail King Selassie I di highest king
An mi par wid Shango the baddest king
An mi link with Kalonji the maddest king
If you dis mi your life ah di saddest thing
Munga bad from the first day
My birthday is next to killa birthday
Mi we done yuh in the worse way
You diss me Wednesday, yuh dead before Thursday
Cah mi nuh join nuh conference
Hey common sense
Tek dem mi seh none a sense
Cah we lock the square and global wi circumfrence
And mi thugs naah nuh conscience
No! Rastafari gets the glory
Badmind people cyaan tek mi glory
A David House a run di place yes jah glory
Different story

[Chorus:]
Mi bad from mi born
And that's why mi gwaan so
Where I was born
Whole world want know
Mi bad from mi born
And that's why mi gwaan so
And if dem want corn blow
Hope dem can run

[Verse 2:]
Honorebel! - from Islington
Buff Bay tell dem nuh get this thing wrong
Highgate Hollow Point get distinction
Hey gal yuh face sexingtion
But Notabay have a special K
Mek bwoy head top full flakes like special K
Done dem inna special way
When mi voice fi Corleone that was a special day
Dem a nuh badman dem nuh know de basic rule
Mi a gansgta from mi a go roadside basic school days
And dem cyaan dis Cool Face
Mi nuh fear screw face mi wi bus up fool face
Caah J Town still naah play around
And badmind people still cyaan stay around
Red Hills Road, Cassia Park, Jackie Town, Ackee Walk
A nuh bag a talk

[Chorus:]
Mi bad from mi born
And that's why mi gwaan so
Where I was born
Whole world want know
Mi bad from mi born
And that's why mi gwaan so
And if dem want corn blow
Hope dem can run

It's the Munga Honorable from the Gangsta Ras
Bwoy dem can't come test dem nah give tanks a rass
It's Munga Honorable I'm the Gangsta Ras
Yes yes, I'm the Gangsta Ras

[Chorus:]
Mi bad from mi born
And that's why mi gwaan so
Where I was born
Whole world want know
Mi bad from mi born
And that's why mi gwaan so
And if dem want corn blow
Hope dem can run

[Verse 1]

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]





[Chorus]

Overall Meaning

The song "Bad From Mi Born" by Munga is a classic example of dancehall music that celebrates gangster culture. The lyrics revolve around Munga's tough persona, which he attributes to being "bad from mi born". He claims to have been born with a natural inclination towards violence and aggression, which he channels through his music. The lyrics are filled with references to gangster culture, including links with other notorious "bad men" such as Shango and Kalonji, and an emphasis on violence as a way of dealing with those who disrespect him.


Throughout the song, Munga emphasizes his Rastafarian beliefs, referring to Hail Selassie I as the "first Jah Rastafari Redemption" and stating that "Rastafari gets the glory". This suggests that Munga sees his gangster persona as part of his Rastafarian identity, and that the two are not mutually exclusive. Overall, the song's lyrics paint a picture of Munga as a dangerous and uncompromising figure, who will not hesitate to use violence to defend his reputation.


Line by Line Meaning

Hail Selassie I di first
Praising and acknowledging Selassie I as the highest king


Jah Rastafari redemption
Belief in the salvation through the God of the Rastafarian movement


I bun fyah yes yes yes yes yes yes! yes!
Expressing a passion for the Rastafarian belief and lifestyle by burning spiritual fire


Munga of di gangsta ras
Munga is a member of the gangster community that adheres to Rastafarian philosophy


Mi bad from mi born
I have been a bad person since birth


And that's why mi gwaan so
My actions reflect my innate badness


Where I was born
People are curious about which place, culture or environment I come from


Whole world want know
Everyone seems interested in my origin


And if dem want corn blow
If anyone tries to challenge me, they should be ready for trouble


Hope dem can run
They better be fast at running away from me


Munga, mi hail King Selassie I di highest king
Munga acknowledges Selassie I as the highest king again


An mi par wid Shango the baddest king
I associate with Shango, who is known as the most dangerous king


An mi link with Kalonji the maddest king
I'm connected with Kalonji, who is regarded as the craziest king


If you dis mi your life ah di saddest thing
If anyone challenges or disrespects me, they will see the saddest outcome


Munga bad from the first day
I've been bad since birth again


My birthday is next to killa birthday
My birthday is close to someone who is known for killing


Mi we done yuh in the worse way
I will destroy you in the worst possible manner


You diss me Wednesday, yuh dead before Thursday
Anyone who disrespects me on Wednesday will not live to see Thursday


Cah mi nuh join nuh conference
I don't belong to any meetings or events


Hey common sense
Hey pay attention


Tek dem mi seh none a sense
I don't have any time for people who don't make sense


Cah we lock the square and global wi circumfrence
My gang controls the area and goes beyond its boundaries


And mi thugs naah nuh conscience
My gang members have no morals or values


No! Rastafari gets the glory
Rastafari philosophy deserves the credit


Badmind people cyaan tek mi glory
Jealous and envious people can't take away my achievements


A David House a run di place yes jah glory
David House is in charge and successful


Different story
It's a different outcome or situation


Honorebel! - from Islington
Acknowledging Honorebel's origin from Islington


Buff Bay tell dem nuh get this thing wrong
A community called Buff Bay warns others not to mess with them


Highgate Hollow Point get distinction
Hollow Point from Highgate is notable for something


Hey gal yuh face sexingtion
A woman's face looks attractive to Munga


But Notabay have a special K
Notabay has a type of gun named 'Special K'


Mek bwoy head top full flakes like special K
Shooting someone's head will make it explode like cereal


Done dem inna special way
Killing someone is a unique experience for Munga


When mi voice fi Corleone that was a special day
Munga is happy when he's recording his music with Corleone


Dem a nuh badman dem nuh know de basic rule
Gangsters who don't know the consequences of their actions are not real bad men


Mi a gansgta from mi a go roadside basic school days
Munga has been a gangster since his early school days


And dem cyaan dis Cool Face
No one can disrespect Munga


Mi nuh fear screw face mi wi bus up fool face
Munga is not afraid of anyone who looks dangerous; he'll beat them up


Caah J Town still naah play around
Jamaica Town is well-known for its gang violence


And badmind people still cyaan stay around
People who are envious or jealous can't stay in Munga's circle


Red Hills Road, Cassia Park, Jackie Town, Ackee Walk
Listing different gang territories in Jamaica


It's the Munga Honorable from the Gangsta Ras
Munga is the honorable member of the Gangsta Ras


Bwoy dem can't come test dem nah give tanks a rass
People should not mess with Munga and his gang or else they will regret it


It's Munga Honorable I'm the Gangsta Ras
Munga is a respected member of the Gangsta Ras again




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@agarramela7570

I swear this tune changed dancehall. Wickedness 2023

@JazzyJasTruckingzz

Dem tunes ya bring back memories a swear

@oshanepatterson5452

Jazzy Jas Too much!

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Oshane Patterson Yes man

@oshanepatterson5452

Jazzy Jas Why is he in jail?

@JazzyJasTruckingzz

Oshane Patterson i think it's due to murder charges

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Jazzy Jas Oh ok.

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@Rudebwoy99

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@adetomyaify

🎢🎢🎢Don't you play with mine.

@DatGyalVida

N still listening to this & talk dem a talk in 2022!

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