Tagged: Shabba Ranks


Stream: Vybz Kartel’s Shabba Ranks Diss Track, “Nuh More Dan Me”

In between hair braiding sessions, Vybz Kartel is still finding time to churn out songs to hold his reign as dancehall’s biggest star. Recently, shots were fired at his throne by former sitter and current … read more »

POSTED May 17, 2011 5:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: , ,

Read Our Interview With Ari Up from the Siouxsie Sioux/Shabba Ranks Icon Issue

Ari Up, one of the most inimitable figures in music, passed away last night at the age of 48. In addition to being one of the founding members of The Slits, Up was an outspoken … read more »

POSTED October 21, 2010 11:00AM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , ,

Ranks Pays Respect to Dancehall

This could be Shabba Ranks‘ year: not long after we honored the man in our Icon issue, a new clothing line has gone so far as to title itself with his surname. Ranks, based in … read more »

POSTED September 10, 2010 11:30AM IN STYLE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Ghetto Palms 109: Aidonia / TOK / Jim Screechie Riddim

I believe from now on this column will just be a laundry-list of news items from Ghettopalmsland, capped off with a scam email. Anything related to Third World music, soundsystem culture, urbanism and global development … read more »

POSTED July 30, 2010 1:00PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jonathan Mannion Remembers Shabba Ranks

Famed photographer Jonathan Mannion—a longtime FADER contributor—recently realized his lifelong dream of photographing dancehall superstar Shabba Ranks, who presently covers our Icon issue. Here, Mannion shares those photos and his memories as a lifetime Shabba … read more »

POSTED May 21, 2010 11:43AM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,

Live: FADER 67 Issue Release Party

To celebrate the release of our annual icon issue we headed to Williamsburg to party inside and outside at The Woods. Helping us celebrate the completion of what was probably one of the more difficult … read more »

POSTED April 30, 2010 6:31PM IN FADER EVENTS, MUSIC TAGS: , , , , ,

Ghetto Palms 99: Shabba!

Yes, that Shabba; the ranking one. I am gonna have to keep this column dumb-short just to make room for the dumb-long tracklisting, still only a narrow core-sample of Shabba’s deep and broad 45-ography. I … read more »

POSTED April 28, 2010 11:00AM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (5) TAGS: , ,

Download The FADER Icon Issue: Siouxsie/Shabba

Around the same time in the early ’90s, MTV’s 120 Minutes replayed the macabre clip for Siouxsie & the Banshees’ “Cities in Dust” while Shabba Ranks’ “Mr. Loverman” entered heavy rotation. The latter featured Ranks … read more »

POSTED April 20, 2010 11:59AM IN MAGAZINE, MUSIC Comments (6) TAGS: , , ,


Debate is healthy, but for the obstinate it can feel like being trapped in a loony bin when you know you’re sane. I got into a days-long argument in college about whether my friends only … read more »


Public School and The Invisible Man

Menswear line Public School have a muse of their own invention for spring 2010, a fictional character by the name of Eddie Red. He’s a young New York hustler circa 1975, a shadowy figure loosely … read more »

POSTED October 20, 2009 1:16PM IN STYLE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: ,