17 January 1966 (age 55)
Rexton Gordon, better known as Shabba Ranks, is a Jamaica dancehall star who has a net worth of $1 million. Ranks earned his net worth as one of the most successful Jamaica acts of his generation, gaining international fame overnight.
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Shabba Ranks Net Worth is $1 Million.
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Rexton Gordon, better known as Shabba Ranks, is a Jamaica dancehall star who has a net worth of $1 million. Ranks earned his net worth as one of the most successful Jamaica acts of his generation, gaining international fame overnight. Ranks, who had massive hits with Mr Loverman, Wicked inna Bed and Ting A Ling, gained international fame in the late 1980s. By 1991, Ranks had landed a lucrative record deal with Epic, producing five albums. After some time, Ranks –known for his anti homosexual views – was producing less hits and was dropped by the record label in 1996. In more recent times Ranks – who had worked with Chuck Berry, Chubb Rock and KRS-One – made a comeback in 2007. He has appeared on various tracks, including Busta Rhymes' Clear the Air (featuring Akon). He will also feature on rapper Tech-N9ne's track Toy Boy. Now living in New York, Ranks has released a single called None A Dem in 2011.
Shabba Ranks' Family :
Son to Constance Christie and Ivan Gordon, Shabba Ranks was born in Sturgetwon, Jamaica, but eight years later his family moved to Trenchtown, a Kingston ghetto where the famous Bob Marley was born and raised. By the age of 12, Ranks was fascinated by the acts of DJs who played music in local clubs.
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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.”
Wales went ahead and introduced the young toaster to producers at a studio known as King Jammy. This gave Ranks a new platform to further his music career, and he soon released what became the hit single dubbed ‘Original Fresh.’ He also recorded a number of other hit singles, collaborating with top artists such as Chaka Demus. Even though Ranks worked hard in the studio and released popular singles, it seemed that none of them gave him the breakthrough he wanted. His real popularity came in 1988 when he released a single known as ‘Needle Eye Punany,’ which saw him achieve world-wide recognition. Most importantly, though, was when he moved to Bobby Digital’s new studio, King Jammy in 1989. Here he released several record-breaking hits such as ‘Penny Penny,’ ‘Mama Man,’ ‘Live Blanket,’ ‘Roots and Culture’ and ‘Wicked Inna Bed.’ His net worth continued to grow.
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Shabba Ranks has had tremendous success when it comes to his music career. He was nominated for the Grammy Awards in the category of Best Reggae Album in 1991-1992, which he won, beating other top reggae artists. Additionally, he also has under his belt six international Reggae Awards and two other Caribbean Music Awards, which he won in 1992.
In 1992, as Ranks appeared on “The Word”, a Channel Four show, he clearly advocated for the death of all homosexuals. This controversy saw many people, including Mark Lamarr, the presenter, condemn his comments.
In his personal life, Ranks married Mitchell Gordon in 1992, and lives with her today in New York City; the couple has two children. His mother, Constance Christie, lives in a house Ranks bought her in 1993 in Kingston, Jamaica.