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Buju Banton - 99% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mark Anthony Myrie, 15 July 1973, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Banton was raised in Denham Town and began to learn the craft of the DJ at the age of 13 with the Rambo Mango and Sweet Love sound systems. The name Buju, meaning breadfruit, was given to him by his mother when he was a baby because of his chubbiness. DJ Clement Irie introduced him to Robert Ffrench, who produ Read more

Bounty Killer - 94% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Beenie Man - 93% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Super Cat - 92% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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Capleton - 80% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Clifton George Bailey III, 13 April 1967, Islington, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies. Bailey earned his future stage name by virtue of his sharp reasoning skills, which led his friends to name him after a lawyer in his home town. By 1994, Capleton’s work for the African Star label had led to him being regarded as one of the most innovative cultural DJs of his generation. Read more

Mr. Vegas - 63% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Clifford Smith, 1975, St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies. Smith spent his adolescence nurturing his soccer skills, and his tackling proficiency led to the nickname of Vegas, a reference to the twisting skills of the go-go dancers at the local Las Vegas Club. Smith began his musical career in 1986 when he visited a recording studio in Kingston. His recording career was put on h Read more

Cocoa Tea - 62% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Calvin George Scott, 3 September 1959, Rocky Point, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. Cocoa Tea began his career while still a child in Kingston in 1974, singing on a couple of obscure records for an equally obscure producer, Willie Francis; ‘Searching In The Hills’ was issued under the name of Calvin Scott. He vanished again until 1983, when, sporting dreadlocks an Read more

Frankie Paul - 61% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Blake, Jamaica, West Indies. Blind from birth, Paul had his sight partially restored as a child on a hospital ship. When Stevie Wonder visited Paul’s special school, he was encouraged by his school friends and teachers to sing for him. Legend has it that Stevie was so impressed by the youth’s precocious talent that from that point, Paul Blake decided to make s Read more

Vybz Kartel - 61% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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Adidja Palmer, 7 January 1979, Portmore, Jamaica, West Indies. Vybz Kartel was hailed as one of the leading new artists to emerge from the Jamaican dancehall scene following the release of his 2003 debut album, Up 2 Di Time. Born in the Waterford district of Jamaica, the young DJ recorded his first single at the tender age of 12, releasing ‘Fat Women’ under the Adi Read more

Lady Saw - 60% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Marion Hall, 18 September 1972, St. Mary’s, Jamaica, West Indies. Lady Saw began chatting on the microphone at the age of 15. Being located some distance from the recording studios, she served an apprenticeship on local sound systems before appearing on vinyl. Inspired by the popularity of the slackness style, she performed lewd songs, which earned her a reputation as a Read more

Lady Shaw - 60% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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Busy Signal - 58% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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Yellowman - 56% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Winston Foster, 1959, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Yellowman was the DJing sensation of the early 80s and he achieved this status with a fair amount of talent and inventive and amusing lyrics. He built his early career around the fact that he was an albino and his success has to be viewed within its initial Jamaican context. The albino or ‘dundus’ is virtually a Read more

Beres Hammond - 54% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Beresford Hammond, 1955, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies. Success came late to Hammond in the form of numerous awards for Best Male Vocalist during the early 90s. He joined Zap Pow as a teenager after singing on local talent shows. By the time Hammond left the group in 1980, he had already recorded his debut, Soul Reggae, which was produced by Willie Lindo, and was working on Read more

Spragga Benz - 51% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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