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Besides its sound, reggae music is frequently associated with the common themes in its lyrics. The earliest #reggae lyrics spoke mostly of love, specifically romantic love between a man and a woman. But as the music and the musicians making it made their way into the #1970s, reggae started taking on a heavy #Rastafarian influence. Now the love being sung about was not just romantic love, but cosmic, spiritual love, the love of one’s fellow man, and of #God, or “Jah”. And when reggae singers weren’t singing about #love, they were singing about rebellion and revolution against the forces impeding that love, like the extreme violence, poverty,#racism, and government oppression they were witnessing or experiencing on a regular basis.

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