Comb AND Lock
So as it turns out… Locs have not always been a part of Rastafarian culture. In a publication on the evolution of Rastafari culture, a co-founder of the Boboshanti house of Rastafari (also known as the BoboAshanti) recounts how in the beginning not all things associated as Rasta were the norm, including the lyaric dialect and locs. He speaks of the 1950’s and 1960’s here: “Dem time we...
A Categorizing Conversation: My mind was like...
Do I have to be behind a microphone for you to recognize me, my brother?… This past weekend I met a Rastafarian who, upon finding out that I was not Rastafarian myself, told me that he considered me as having my locs out of fashion. In my head this statement immediately resounded negatively as being called a “fashion dread,” a reference to people who are participating in a...