Jamaica still loves Shabba Ranks although they haven’t seen him in many years.
Dancehall icon Shabba Ranks was mobbed by hundreds of fans who turned out at the Norman Manley International airport yesterday (July 16).
Shabba, whose real name is Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, is in Jamaica to perform on Reggae Sumfest International Night 1. He will share the stage with the likes of R&B sensation Trey Songz, and reggae crooner Tarrus Riley.
Shabba Ranks also caused a frenzy when he toured his birth community of Olympic Gardens in Kingston. The legendary dancehall star had to exit his vehicle and walk after a huge crowd converged.
“A one Shabba Ranks, a me mon, big, bad, dutty, stinking Shabba!” Shabba Ranks said as the crowd roared.
Shabba Ranks mother, Mama Christie, was overcome with emotions as she has not seen her son in almost half a decade.