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- Shabba Ranks interviewhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cbjp9.jpg2011-08-22T23:00:27ZShabba Ranks talks about his childhood in Jamaica and dancehall culture. From and Arena / Black Audio Film Collective film 'The Darker Side of Black' (1994).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/c0336f2a-610f-4b38-bc13-eb07393425a7?clipfocus=p00jzkjhSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
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- Shabba Ranks joins Robbo Ranxhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7vlj.jpg2011-03-02T00:00:00ZThe legend that is Shabba Ranks came to the 1Xtra studios in October 2009 and spoke to Robbo Ranx ahead of a rare performance in the UK. The pair reminisced about Shabba's early career, bringing Jamaican music to a Hip Hop crowd in the US, winning Grammy Awards and his classic hairstyle inspired by Bobby Brown. Shabba also spoke about his thoughts on the current state of dancehall, the importance of family, and why he hadn't been out performing for such a long time.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/c0336f2a-610f-4b38-bc13-eb07393425a7?clipfocus=p00ffrylSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 45 mins
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Shabba Ranks (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, 17 January 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 recognised worldwide.