Jacob Lee Williams was born on June 5th, 1983 in Harlesden, London to a Jamaican father and a Dominican mother. He struggled with homelessness after leaving school and he began working with radio and playing on various live shows which lifted him up. Ranks hooked up with his childhood friend Redmann and he joined the UK dancehall collective named ‘Suncycle’ which included artists like Cash Money, Lady Chann and Naff Skrilla. Together they release their first album “Suncycle’ in which Ranks recorded a dedication to his hometown, “Harlesden” They released their second album on the UK label Jamdown Records, and Ranks left the group in 2004 to embark on his solo career.

He was nicknamed Gappy because of the gap that was in between his front teeth. In 2005 Ranks featured on the Vice Law entertainment mixtapes and in that same year he won the ‘Best Song’ award at London’s Silk Awards for the song titled “Little Understanding”. He went on a full UK tour and recorded for former UK reggae giants Jet Star Records and he became an assistant engineer there whilst polishing his musical career. In 2009 Ranks signed with Greensleeves releasing his debut album for the label “Put The Stereo On” in 2o1o. In 2011 he release “Thanks & Praise” which had mostly dancehall cuts and an RnB influence. In 2013 “Shining Hope” was released by VP imprint HotCoffee Music and it included Bob Marley’s tribute “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”. In 2014 Ranks collaborated with producer  Tom Chasteen for the project “Gappy Ranks Meets Dub Club which had 6 new songs and 4 dub mixes. In 2016 he released an LP titled “Guide Me” and the following year he recorded his 8th studio album, “Pure Badness”.

Music Releases - Gappy Ranks

Riddims World Dancehall Definition

198x-20xx DANCEHALL SINGLES PACK

A serious promo selection for any dancehall DJ featuring some hit singles from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and 2010s. A few rares included to fire…
Cool Water Riddim

COOL WATER RIDDIM – HOT COFFEE MUSIC

Cool Water Riddim - Hot Coffee Music 2010 Tracklist: 1. Ace Of Spades - Blingz 2. Cool Water - Gappy Ranks 3. Cool Water Riddim - Hotcoffeemusic 4.…
Your Eyes Riddim

YOUR EYES RIDDIM – ALPHA ONE

YOUR EYES RIDDIM - ALPHA ONE 2014 Tracklist: Gappy Ranks - Right Thing To Do Peter Gayle - Terrible Times Your Eye https://s…
All I Know Riddim

ALL I KNOW RIDDIM – HIUM RECORDS

ALL I KNOW RIDDIM - HIUM RECORDS 2018 Tracklist: Ashari - Stronger Now (Radio) Ashari - Stronger Now (Explicit) Delly Ranx -…
Dj Rasnico Rock Mixtape Vol 2

DJ RASNICO – ROCK MIXTAPE VOL.2

DJ RASNICO - ROCK MIXTAPE VOL.2 2021 Tracklist: Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud Jalon - My Ulterior Motive Nkosi - Struggles …