West Orange, New Jersey, USA
BandHip HopReggae

Pidgin Droppings is literally the "dropping" of the various forms of Pidgin English, mainly Nigerian Pidgin English and Jamaican Patois. They exist between genres creating new ones along the way including "Yard-Hop" which is Reggae plus Hip-Hop and "Raprobeat" which is Afro-beat plus Rap music.


Pidgin Droppings feat. Juggla

Pidgin Droppings formed from a collaboration of musicians from different genres finding a common ground with hip-hop, funk, dub, and various types of African music. PD delivers the Pidgin English derivatives from the African Diaspora, especially Jamaican Patois and Nigerian Pidgin English. Jamaican Patois, the dominant dialect in reggae music and Nigerian Pidgin being the backbone for the afrobeat genre created an acceptance of these dialects into the mainstream culture of their respective countries before spreading worldwide. With many bands bending genres and incorporating all the influences that come from this ever-shrinking planet, Pidgin Droppings melds these qualities into a pot of cultural stew. They exist between genres creating new ones along the way including "Yard-Hop" which is Reggae plus Hip-Hop and "Raprobeat" which is Afro-beat plus Rap music. In October of 2011, Pidgin Droppings released an EP entitled "PD-EP". It is a mix of reworked Juggla songs and a few new selections. Pidgin Droppings will release a full length album in 2012.
Pidgin Droppings is frontman Anthony Minervino aka Juggla, guitarist James Dellatacoma, drummer Clyde Alford, bassist Tom Grykien and vocalist Nekeyia Lewis aka Keykey. In addition to the core members, Pidgin Droppings frequently incorporates several other emcees and singers. Through different collaborations, these vocalists rotate in and out of the set with Juggla holding down the bulk of the toasting. Special guest Israyl, brings a conscious, roots and culture vibe to the set on tunes “Youts of Babylon,” “Knock Pon Wall,” and “Yahweh Soldiers”. “Youts of Babylon,” originally produced and recorded in studio by Juggla, features Poor Righteous Teachers legend Wise Intelligent along with a soulful hook sung by New Jersey native Kendal. "Youts" is a call to quell gun violence in America, especially in New Jersey, with Israyl closing out the song pleading, "dash weh di gun and live among the righteous." Juggla ends his verse chatting, "...the same ting gonna happen until the gun store get shut down." "Knock Pon Wall" has a double time “riddim” with rapid-fire vocals by Juggla and Israyl talking about how revelers in real Jamaican dancehalls bang on the walls when a good song is played. Drummer Clyde Alford, bringing a heavy funk and jazz influence to the band, drops a military style snare drum roll. Keykey offers the soul and blues element to the band with a strong voice that Juggla refers to as, “takin’ ‘em to church.”

Juggla and Clyde Alford played in various venues in New York and New Jersey as early as 1993 doing a blend of hip-hop, jazz, and funk. James Dellatacoma, having worked with bass icon Bill Laswell for the past 10 years, brings a rock and dub influence to the table while Tom Grykien adds the foundation with funk and reggae-style bass lines. James subsequently engineered most of Juggla's self-produced, album, Leave Babylon. Juggla then approached James to start a band to play live versions of the album cuts. Juggla notes, “all of the songs translated well from the studio versions so we moved forward making slight changes to suit the live approach”. James transposed many of the keyboard parts and samples played on the original recordings. Juggla, along with vocals, plays the melodica, an instrument made famous in reggae music by the late, great Augustus Pablo. Pidgin Droppings definitely “drops” the Pidgin talk, a conscious, uplifting message over global grooves. They are currently sharing the bill with some of the best underground artists on the New York/New Jersey scene. 201-248-2021



Written By: Juggla & Keykey

(Chorus - Keykey)
December 21, 2012 you better get ready Earth is going to hell
You better get down on your knees and pray because your soul's gettin taken today
The world's gonna shift to a new dimension
Are you ready for your ascension
December 21, 2012 you better get ready Earth is going to hell
(Jugg Verse 1)
I hear mysteries whispered through the leaves of distant trees
No political affiliation or inconsistencies
Can we finally organize and be persistent please?
Hybrid engines should push all these SUVs
You see we- get out the cities because the breeze contaminated
Meet soldiers in the hicks fake IDs are laminated
Instructions in graffiti- yo bredren I'm glad you made it
I told you about these devils bro - nothing's exaggerated
See America is a sore that got infected and exacerbated
Somebody took a Babylonian's neck and dem lacerate it
Make sure they can't reproduce dem get castrated
False documents were made, forged, and back dated
Oh yo it's good vs. evil in the cities and suburbs
As we head to the hills reciting African proverbs
We are guided to secret locations led by the Native Nations
Down in the caves and catacombs as old as Creation
Navajo elders teaching the rituals and habits
Navigators carried the last, broken pieces of the tablets
Fulfillment of the prophecy - ending the hypocrisy
The government means nothing- constitution is a mockery
(Jugg Verse 2)
Babylonians wicked like a horde of Barbarians
Running through the streets slicing necks like Cesareans
Type indigenous- haha- laughing at these frivolous
Westerners worshiping their materials are ridiculous
How they look envious at our cultural exquisiteness
See the snakes and serpents movements are slitherous(sic)
But Jah lick them down with brimstone obliterous(sic)
Scatter them and make them talk nuff gibberish
We had enough of their stories about knights living chivalrous
Fair maidens gnawing nuff bones- dem carnivorous
See me nah deal with dem bombacloth deliver us
From all the iniquities and all the ambivalence
The Babylon system and how it got setup
Makes me haffi get up
Fight 'gainst hypocrites and nah let up
See even through the facts dem nah fess up
So we continually do Jah works and haffi get bless up

Youts of Babylon

Written By: Juggla, Israyl

Youts of Babylon
The Youts of Babylon have to know what's goin on
The Youts of Jerusalem must put down their magnum pistol
Pistol, Pistol
(Jugg Verse)
Some of dem shoot, me a cry fi di yout, da youts of New Jerusalem
Army, Navy , and Marines, Blood and Crip recruitin' them
Young mind it's gun time nuff Mach-ele(mach-11) fi shoot fi dem
America is crumbling down- take di yout and keep reducing them
C.I.A. is swoopin in - Babylon start the abuse again
Confiscate the ganja and give them coke and crack and hallucinogen
Control the education take the facts and they dilutin' them
Israyl and Juggla - consciousness for the youth and them
Coming upon the spot we have to teach all the yout dem culture
Tell them what a gwaan as we avoid all them vulture
Brick City hot you know - mi nuh like what happen bout ya
Yout dem carry glock a dem too young fi gwaan like soldier
A hundred and fifty gun dem have a hundred and fifty gun and
X-amount a clip fi fire thousands of rounds and
Walk around the town you hear the distinctive sound
The same thing gonna happen 'til the gun store get shut down
(Israyl Verse)

Know How Fi Chat

Written By: Juggla

Know How Fi Chat
Know how fi chat you better know how fi chat
(U no know dat)
Know how fi chat you better know how fi chat
(U know see dat)
Know how fi chat you better know how fi chat
(A nah lie dat)
Know how fi chat you better know how fi chat
(Jugg Verse 1)
Some of dem mix and some dem brown and some a dem white and black
Ca den some a dem spit and some a dem rap and some of dem haffi chat
Well some a dem East and some of dem West and some a dem North or South
When the Juggla pick up the microphone you never get it back- beca[use]
Gyaal in the front and gyaal in the back me giving dem heart attack-yes
Some a dem crunk and some a dem clown and some a dem bring it back-well
Some a dem bounce and some a dem screw some originate pon di track
But the ting you better know is that this is all Hip-Hop
Some a dem shock and some dem sting and some a dem lick two shot
Ca some a dem knife and some a dem razor some a dem waan fi chop
Well some a dem nine and some a dem gat and some a dem hold the glock
But inna disya Babylon you better put it pon lock
See dem soldier and dem cop- how dem wicked pon the block
Whether you are Hip-Hop or dreadlock- then you see them pon the attack
And dem disrespect the crop and they cyaant overstand how we chat
So you never holla back to them dutty bombacloth
So when we talkin the talk I say you better overstand
And when comin to the DUB(EOW) you see we resurrect the plan
So we gettin the cash in the hand and we gettin the house and the land
But we listen to the street deh for the information
Me nah want the lies, me nah want the news, me no listen to politician
Well some a dem war and some a dem cash some Armagideon
Well some a dem school and some a dem street for the education
But the most important thing is we communication
Know how fi chat - know how fi talk
Know how fi walk- know how fi shock
Know how fi rock - know how fi rap
Know bout Hip-Hop because we know fi chat- yeah

Reach Zion

Written By: Juggla, James Dellatacoma, Tom Grykien, Clyde Alford

We are free if we want- we can reach for Zion
We are free...if we want
We are free if we want- Are we free?
(Jugg Verse 1)
Try fi reach Mt Zion but I'll never be a Zionist
Heart like a lion and pon mi side is a lioness
Technological age get approached like a scientist
Use some of these Babylonian tools for defying this
Leave this Western way of life physically or emotionally
Words of nuff greats from dub plates I hold close to me
Damn they're misquotin' me but my fans are promotin' me
And after I leave this place you could chant with the ghost of me
See me nah deal with Pope John Paul or Pope Mon Benedict
Me a deal with Ras Makonnnen and the Negus Menelik
King of Kings, elect of God spreading African etiquette
Similar to the Trinity- New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
I rate from the Tri-state and from this place we migrate
Promote culture music and you see a dip in the crime rate
See me a baldhead but me have a Nyabinghi mind state
Select me dubplate and watch empress' hips gyrate
(Jugg Verse 2)
Axumite Kingdom near the Mountains of Lasta
Solomonic ancestry Selassie I Rasta
It's obvious who built the original obelisk
At the base of the tomb is King Ezana sarcophogus
It's ominous how the Europeans tried to topple this
But here is the reason Ethiopia remained autonomous
Here come Menelik the II with the power of King Solomon
And the Queen Makeda of Sheba- the bloodline's astonishing
With the Ras and the Negus the army starts demolishing
With the Shewa and the powerful Orominya following
Italians tried to advance and reach Addis Ababa
But they got cut off and crushed at the Battle of Adwa
See they don't understand Ge'ez still spoken by Tigrinya
Outnumbered by the united peoples of Ancient Abyssinia
So come sistren come bredren - trod on fi Zion
Cause one way or another we gwine Leave Babylon


Written By: Juggla(Anthony Minervino)

You better Move from a disya Babylon
Before the wicked mon dem put a microchip in on yu arm
You better move from a disya Babylon
Before they lock out the border with a military plan
We nah follow dem, we nah deal with dem
Never bother with dem, never feeling dem
Coming upon the spot we teach the yout dem
Me ask the question who gwine help the children
Dem must be fool, a pure judgement fi dem
Just a brimstone and fire Selassie I fi send
Just because the diamond and the bling is the trend
Doesn't mean we have to jump of deep end
Dem waan put a barcode in your arm or your shoulder
Walk pon this hard road chased by vulture
Overstand how we teach the youth - roots and culture
G'way with your vaccination from me yout dem bout ya
Can't organize people and treat them like number
Just awaken the Lion of Judah from him slumber
Microchip in on me hand - you haffi prepare fi rumble
Roots and tree grow from cracks in concrete jungle
Now we got the proof- we got the evidence
Some of them move, some of them pack and change their residence
My money don't go to fund views of presidents
If you listen to Marcus(Garvey)- I know your sentiments
We sneak out the border- this ain't no Exodus
Cause if we Exodus they'll drop bombs next to this
We need a sniper -whole heap of perfectionist
Cause Babylon dem must be full up of exorcist
Iron staff in my hand is protecting this
Knock out four Babylonians if I flex me wrist
Rastafari give us shelter from the pestilence
And it's fir pon hard drugs ca we blessin the spliff
Dem intimidate - militarily
Deh waan fi lock us - unnecessarily
Deh waan fi rape up - Ann and Beverly
Deh cyaan't sing a tune to the melody
Deh waan fi turn a misdemeanor to a felony
And all their wickedness is coming from their jealousy
Dem the enemy - you know that dem no friend of me
And demma kill off Malcolm, and Martin, and Kennedy

Rap Star

Written By: Juggla and Keykey

Rap Star from Pidgin Droppings PD-EP
You may be a big Rap Star
You may drive a fancy car
And they love you in every way
They love you in every way
We don't know why- oh why
We don't know why- oh why
Well you may be very wealthy and drive a fast car
And you gwaan wi Armani and you tink you a star
But rememeber when you start with only one good shirt
You haffi ready fi stage show and you nah get no work
Well as long as me deh pon masta God Earth
Me never contrib fi di bloodclot- Babylon curse
So if me start fi sell out me haffi breaks and reverse
And that's why the roots and culture come first
But they still keep on loving you
I don't know why-oh why
I don't know why-oh why
Well demma hooked pon you sound like a big snapper fish
Even though you got no style and you talk nuff ish
Me cyan't overstand why the people like it
You haffi listen to the Juggla with the conscious lyrics
Me warn you bout the Babylon and all the politricks
A why you follow and the artist to the bottomless pit
Me a talk bout Selassie dem come with pure slackness
That's why the youts of today are in a damn crisis
They don't understand your tunes
But they still keep on loving you
I don't know why-oh why
I don't know why-oh why
Me never talkin about the bling and the diamond to get me pay
Me nah go repeat what every artist a go say
Cause copycat lyrics a go lead the youth astray
Dem talking about the gun- another one die every day
Well that's how it go so in a disya Babylon
When them tell you what is right but never set up a plan
Through this music a come the education
That's why the Rastaman and Baldhead join together as one
You may be a big Rap Star
You may drive a fancy car
And they love you in every way
They love you in every way
We don't know why- oh why
We don't know why- oh why
You may be a big Rap Star
And you may drive a fancy car
And they love you in every way
And they love you in every way
I don't know why
I don't know why


PidginDroppings debut album is forthcoming but the individual artists have released several projects as solo artists and with other bands.

Set List

Move From Babylon
Jah Works
Youts of Babylon
Reach Zion
My People
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Knock Pon Wall
Movie Star
To Be Free
Emcees Worlwide