|Celebrated Name:||Shabba Ranks|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon|
|Age:||56 years old|
|Birth Date:||17 January 1966|
|Birth Place:||Sturgeon, St. Ann, Jamaica|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Michelle Gordon (m. 1992)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Shaboo Ranks, Jahwon Ranks)|
|Is Shabba Ranks Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$2 million|
|Last Updated:||August 2022|
Shabba Ranks is a Jamaican dancehall musician. He is mainly famous for his epic style in the field of genres of reggae, ragga, dancehall, and so on. He gained his name mainly by rapping rather than singing. In the late 1980s, he started his international career, along with reggae singers Cocoa Tea and Crystal. He also worked with American rappers KRS-One and Chubb Rock.
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Early Life & Biography
The real name of Shabba Ranks is Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, and he was born in St. Ann, Jamaica, in the year 17 January 1966. Shabba is a Jamaican dancehall musician, and of his generation, he was one of the most dancehall artists. He earned his name mostly by rapping rather than singing. He was also the first deejay who gained the world over acceptance and recognized for his reduction of expression of lyrics and contents, and the sound of his rough voice made him famous instantly.
Shabba also names Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, married Michael Gordon and his two sons. He made his career by making a name in dancehall deejay musician of Jamaica. He won two Grammy Awards, being the first to win the Grammy Award. Later his reputation got badly damaged by his clear disliking views and lyrics on homosexuality. This was evidenced by a particular program on Channel 4 ‘The Word’, where he was invited to speak on torturing of homosexuality, but for his clear disliking views, he lost his reputation. He was even condemned by the presenter Mark Lamarr.
The media coverage of this episode destroyed Shabba’s career, which later never fully recovered for his negative thoughts on homosexuality. In 1996 he dropped from his American Epic record label. He was not the only artist to have referred anti-homosexuality in his song. It is a very common viewpoint in the dancehall community in Jamaica. Later many artists came under such criticism for their anti-homosexuality views.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 17 January 1966, Shabba Ranks is 56 years old as of today’s date 16th August 2022. His height is 1.88 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
Shabba made his career by rapping by dancehall contemporaries rather than singing. He also performed as a deejay on the International stage with several Jamaicans reggae singers like Crystal and Cocoa Tea. He also worked with American rappers like KRS-One and Chubb Rocks and also with Chuck Berry.
In 1991, Shabba gave five hit albums and made his place as one of the most remembered dancehall artists to break the trend. The biggest hit of Shabba was the rap fusion smash “The Loverman.” The other tracks of the album which includes “Wicked Inna Bed,” “Respect,” “Ting A Ling,” “Pirates Anthem,” Caan Dun” and “Trailer Load A Girls.”
Awards & Achievement
Shabba was the first rap artist to win the Grammy awards. He received two Grammy awards for the Reggae Album of As Raw As Ever and X-tra Naked in 1992 and 1993, respectively. In 1992 he also got six International Reggae Music Awards and two Caribbean Music awards in the same year. In 1999, Shabba Ranks and his Friends were Shabba’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album.
Net Worth & Salary of Shabba Ranks in 2022
Shabba Ranks is a Jamaica dancehall star who has a net worth of $2 million as of 2022. The wealth he earned by his hard work by being the most successful Jamaica dancehall musician of his generation.
Shabba Ranks is remembered as one of the most popular dancehall artists ever. He mainly gained his fame for deejaying rather than singing. He was the first rapper to win the Grammy Award. He was born in Jamaica, and later, he became the best dancehall artist of Jamaica.