Shabba Ranks

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by Shabba Ranks

Biography

Rexton Rawlston Gordon, 17 January 1966, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies. Ranks’ family moved from a country parish to Kingston when he was eight. By the age of 12 he was learning from DJs such as General Echo, Brigadier Jerry, Yellowman and Josey Wales. Ranks served his apprenticeship with the Roots Melody sound system under Admiral Bailey, and recorded his debut, ‘Heat Under Sufferers Feet’, in 1985. Josey Wales took him to King Jammy, for whom Ranks recorded 1986’s... Read more

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reggae
dancehall
ragga
jamaica
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