GAPPY RANKS

backed by

THE BLACKSTARLINERS BAND

Born in Harlesden to a Jamaican father and Dominican mother, he dealt with numerous obstacles including homelessness after leaving school. Once he overcame these issues he joined up with childhood friend and fellow artist Redmann (UK), and was enlisted into the UK dancehall collective Suncycle, along with local artists such as Cash Money, Lady Chann and Naff Skrilla. Their first album titled Suncyleincluded Ranks’ homage to his home town, “Harlesden”. Their second album I Am Somebody was released on the UK label Jamdown Records. Ranks left the group in 2004 and began his solo career.