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

Who She Love Riddim 1

WHO SHE LOVE RIDDIM – KING JAMMY

WHO SHE LOVE RIDDIM - KING JAMMY 1988 Tracklist: Bobby Digital - Digital A Swing Brian And Tony Gold - Bullseye Coco Tea, Home…
Mind Yu Dis Riddim

MIND YU DIS RIDDIM – MUSIC WORKS

MIND YU DIS RIDDIM - MUSIC WORKS 1988 Tracklist: Admiral Tibett - Pick Of The Past Chaka Demus - Give A Little Love Ian Sweetness…
Reggae Riddim World Logo

WILD FLOWER RIDDIM (1991)

WILD FLOWER RIDDIM (1991) Riddim Artists Tracklist: Dirtsman-Nah Put It Down (Wild Flower Riddim) Sanchez -Wild Flower (Wild Flower…
Things A Gwan Riddim

THINGS A GWAN RIDDIM – DIGITAL B

THINGS A GWAN RIDDIM - DIGITAL B 1991 TRACKLIST: Bounty Killer - Drama Ninja Man - Things A Gwaan Pinchers - Harder They Come …
Dem Bow Riddim Digital B

DEM BOW RIDDIM – DIGITAL B

DEM BOW RIDDIM - DIGITAL B 1992 TRACKLIST: Beenie Man - Maitie Capleton - Bumbo Red Dem Bow Original - Version Red Dragon…
Consignment Riddim 1990

CONSIGNMENT RIDDIM – BLACK SCORPIO

CONSIGNMENT RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 1990 Tracklist: Chevelle Franklyn - Left In Dark Commander Shad - See Me Yah Flourgan - Come…