Shabba Ranks

Born 17 January 1966.
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Shabba Ranks interview

Shabba Ranks talks about his childhood in Jamaica and dancehall culture. From and Arena / Black Audio Film Collective film 'The Darker Side of Black' (1994).

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Shabba Ranks (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon; January 17, 1966) is a Jamaican dancehall musician.

He was one of the most popular dancehall artists of his generation. He was also one of the first Jamaican deejays to gain worldwide acceptance, and recognition for his 'slack' lyrical expressions and content, when "ridin' di riddim". His gravel toned, rough-sounding voice made him instantly recognized worldwide.

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