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In the song Here comes the Hotstepper, sang by Ini Kamoze, is repeated the word "Hotstepper". I have been looking for the meaning of this specific word, but I don't seem to find the exact one in the context.

Most of the times the definition I have found for the word is:

Used to define a person who is very skilled or adept at an activity.

But I also found several times the following definition:

Used in Jamaica to describe a criminal on the run.

Which would fit more, as it is a Jamaican song and the lyrics seem to be closer to this meaning:

Here comes the hotstepper, murderer

I'm the lyrical gangster, murderer

Pick up the crew in-a de area, murderer

Still love you like that, murderer

Can I have any confirm on which meaning is the right one for this song?

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From the comments:

"The Hotstepper" is Kamoze's nickname. It's a Jamaican term for a man on the run from the law. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=294
- Josh Dec 21 '16 at 13:08

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In some other countries it means

SOMEBODY THAT ALWAYS HAVE AWESOME FUNKY BRAND NEW SHOES OR BOOTS

HOTSTEPPER = THE MEANING FOR THE SHOES/BOOTS ETC.

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    Welcome to ELU, please don't answer in all caps. Instead, try using a quote block using the > sign.
    – JJJ
    Commented Aug 23, 2018 at 15:39

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