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Shabba Ranks: Brixton Academy, London

Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 5 October 1991

LIKE THE herbsman grassed upon by his neighhours, some nasty rumours have been circulating recently about Shabba Ranks. To wit: that he's completely lost the sass that made him the ruling dancehall toaster; that he's sold his soul for corporate dollars; that he knows a thing or three about guns. But I can't see any reason, bar the loud reports of ricocheting bullets and someone getting shot the last time he graced these boards, for the modest attendance tonight — Shabba Ranks is in fiery, testifying form.

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