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Shabba Ranks

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Scritti Politti: Do The Gart, Man

Interview by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 16 March 1991

THE DANCEHALL FOUNDATIONS are shaking and there's outrage in the ragga ranks. A white pop star has plundered their culture with the aid of Lennon ...

Shabba Ranks: As Raw As Ever

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, July 1991

AS THE REIGNING king of Dancehall, Rexton Gordon aka Shabba Ranks is a major Jamaican sex symbol, ambitious enough to crush his rivals at Sunsplash ...

Shabba Ranks: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by 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 ...

Dancehall Invasion

Report by Richard Gehr, Newsday, 27 August 1992

CURRENTLY MAKING impressive inroads into the American market, dancehall reggae may be the most challenging--and, many would say, irritating--style of popular music since rap, which ...

Shabba Ranks: Taking Reggae Beyond Marley

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 4 October 1992

Dancehall is the sound of young Jamaica, modern reggae in a faster, electronic style, and it's winning a once-elusive African-American audience ...

"Using Guns. That's Nothing To Do With Any Sort Of Music."

Report and Interview by Lloyd Bradley, Independent, The, 17 April 1993

A man was hurt in a shooting at a ragga concert. Is violence taking over? Lloyd Bradley looks for some answers ...

Ragga Bragger — Shabba Ranks: Maestro Club, Bradford

Live Review by Simon Warner, Guardian, The, 28 May 1993

Shabba Ranks, the bad boy of ragga, in Bradford ...

Shabba Ranks

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Rexton Fernando Gordon, 17 January 1966, Sturgetown, Jamaica, West Indies ...


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