Shabba Ranks

Shabba Ranks was born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon on January 17, 1966, in Sturgetown, St Ann's, Jamaica. He has worked with a varied clutch of fellow artists. These include the British vocalist Maxi Priest, American rappers KRS One and Chubb Rock, reggae singers Cocoa Tea, Crystal, and Mykal Rose, R&B singer Johnny Gill and Rock & Roll pioneer Chuck Berry. His biggest hit outside the regular reggae communities was "Mr. Loverman", although in Jamaica and for many reggae lovers, this was not his best work. Other, more appreciated tracks by reggae enthusiasts, include "Respect", "No Mama Man", "Get Up Stand Up And Rock", "Caan Dun", and "Ting A Ling". [+]