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Beenie Man - 100% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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Buju Banton - 73% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Dance
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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 - 73% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Latin
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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

Marion Hall - 72% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Bounty Killer - 70% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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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 - 57% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Urban & Rap Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Busy Signal - 44% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Pop / Rock
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Cocoa Tea - 43% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Pop / Rock
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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

Sizzla - 42% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Dance Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
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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

Beres Hammond - 39% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Cham - 38% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae Urban & Rap
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Barrington Levy - 36% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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30 April 1964, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. Barrington Levy was one of the first singers to challenge the dominance of DJs in 80s dancehall reggae, although his earliest recording, under the name of the Mighty Multitude (‘My Black Girl’ in 1977), predated that era. Another early single, ‘A Long Long Time Since We Don’t Have No Love’ in 1978, foll Read more

Gyptian - 32% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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Rupee - 32% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Latin
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Rupert Clarke, 10 September 1975, Germany. One of the leading vocalists to emerge from the soca scene at the start of the twenty-first century, Rupee enjoyed mainstream crossover success in 2004 with the US hit ‘Tempted To Touch’. Born in Germany to a Barbadian father and German mother, Clarke spent part of his childhood in England before moving with his family to Read more

Yellowman - 32% match to Shabba Ranks

Genres: Reggae
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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

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