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Buju Banton - 100% 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

Mr. Vegas - 77% 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

Beenie Man - 74% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bounty Killer - 73% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Rodney Basil Price, 12 June 1972, Riverton City, Jamaica, West Indies. Coming from a dancehall background, his father ran the Black Scorpio Sound System, and it was not long before he picked up the microphone himself. He soon became known performing on other sound systems, including Stereo Two and Metromedia. His first recording session was in the spring of 1992 at King Jamm Read more

Capleton - 64% 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

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

Cham - 53% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Sizzla - 53% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Miguel Orlando Collins, 17 April 1977, Jamaica, West Indies. Sizzla served his musical apprenticeship on the Caveman Hi-Fi sound system, and in 1995 he released his debut through Zagalou before joining the Firehouse crew. He released a number of singles in Jamaica, notably ‘Judgement Morning’, ‘Lifes Road’, ‘Blaspheme’ and a combination with Sha Read more

Yellowman - 53% 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

Maxi Priest - 50% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Max Alfred Elliott, 10 June 1962, Lewisham, London, England. Former carpenter Maxi Priest established himself as a hugely successful crossover reggae artist in the late 80s. Named by his mother after her fondness for Max Bygraves, Elliott took his new name upon his conversion to Rastafarianism (from Priest Levi, one of the figureheads of the 12 tribes of Israel). He made his Read more

Lady Saw - 49% 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 - 49% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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Jah Cure - 46% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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Sicature Alcock, 1980, St. James, Jamaica, West Indies. Jah Cure emerged in 1997 as a roots and culture singer. He joined Beres Hammond’s Harmony House crew where he was asked to record in combination with Sizzla. The result of this session culminated in the release of the internationally successful, ‘King Of The Jungle’. He followed his debut with ‘Divid Read more

Beres Hammond - 45% 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

I-Wayne - 44% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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