Shabba Ranks Talks Getting His Break Into Dancehall, Family, Beenie Diss [Video]

Dancehall star Shabba Ranks was on Jamaican soil for a massive performance at this year’s Reggae Sumfest.

The dancehall icon was given a heroes welcome last month ahead of his highly

During a recent interview with Winford Williams of On Stage, Shabba opens up about growing up in an Inner City community in Kingston, getting his big break in dancehall, the current state of the genre, living overseas and his family.

“Visions of death and nightmares of prison,” Shabba said.

“That was all that was going on around me and my friends living in the ghetto. My friends died and my friends went to prison,” Shabba added.

Shabba also spoke candidly about going to the studio for the first time with dancehall legend Josey Wales.

Peep full interview below.


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  2. Beenie man must be stupid.

  3. Missing you hard voice, Emperor bring back true dancehall.