Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, born on 17 January 1966 in a town called Sturgetown, Saint Ann, Jamaica. His family moved to the Kingston ghetto of Trenchtown when he was 8 years old. Shabba is a well renowned Jamaican Dancehall musician whose undeniable rapping abilities shook the ragga and reggae fusion scene to this day. His fame rose drastically due to his toasting strength rather than singing. Shabba was DJ Josey Wales’s protégé. His international stardom began in the late 1980s, where he officially secured a recording contract with Epic Records in 1989. The original style of the genre reggaeton is traced back to the 1990 song “Dem bow.” The song was produced by Bobby “Digital” Dixon, who was a very influential dancehall producer at the time and it made an impact on Puerto-Rican freestyles sessions which became popularly known as Dem Bow riddim. The reggae fusion smash “Mr. Loverman” made waves as his biggest hit single outside of Jamaica. More big tracks such as  “Housecall” with Maxi Priest and “Slow and Sexy” with Johnny Gill made dancehall fans ecstatic all over the world.  In 1992, Shabba won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album “As Raw as Ever” and in 1993 for X-tra Naked. The record label then decided to drop him in 1996 but that didn’t stop him from making music including his greatest hits album Shabba Ranks and Friends in 1999. He has since appeared or featured in different musical projects like Busta Rhymes’s ” Clear The Air” and other artists like Migos and Akon.

Music Releases - Shabba Ranks

Mouse Trap Riddim

MOUSE TRAP RIDDIM – DIGITAL-B

MOUSE TRAP RIDDIM - DIGITAL-B 1996 Tracklist: Buccaneer - Problem Determine - Washing Machine Don Yute - She A Move Lieutenant…
Kuff Riddim 1

KUFF RIDDIM – JAMMYS RECORDS

KUFF RIDDIM - JAMMYS RECORDS 1995 Tracklist: Admiral Bailey - Jump Up Bounty Killer - Cellular Number Clement Irie - Come Falla…
Free Willy Riddim

FREE WILLY RIDDIM – FREE WILLY

FREE WILLY RIDDIM - FREE WILLY 2002 Tracklist: Anthony B And Little Twitch - Girl Beenie Man And Gringo - Gyal Yuh Fi Buju Banton…
Raggy Road Riddim

RAGGY ROAD RIDDIM – BRICKWALL

RAGGY ROAD RIDDIM - BRICKWALL 1997 Tracklist: Capleton - Raggy Road Cocoa Tea - Wicked Man Tony Rebel - Bruck It Down Admiral…
Wicked Inna Bed Riddim

WICKED INNA BED RIDDIM – DIGITAL B

WICKED INNA BED RIDDIM - DIGITAL B 1990 TRACKLIST: Gregory Isaacs - Hartical Don Johnny P - Can't Bring Baby Little Lenny - Pum…
Punany

PUNANY RIDDIM – SIRI RECORDS

PUNANY RIDDIM - SIRI RECORDS 1995 Tracklist: Admiral Bailey - Punany Bounty Killa - New Gun Carl Meeks - Badda Dem …
Kettedrum Riddim

KETTE DRUM RIDDIM – DIGITAL B

KETTE DRUM RIDDIM - DIGITAL B 1996 Tracklist: Franki Paul & Ed - Africa Is Calling Josey Walesa - Chant Chant Chant Morgan…
Wild Flower Riddim

WILD FLOWER RIDDIM – DIGITAL B

WILD FLOWER RIDDIM - DIGITAL B 1991 TRACKLIST: Dirtsman - Nah Put It Down Sanchez - Wild Flower Shabba Ranks – Woodtop …