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Mi Shabba

A Mi Shabba

by Shabba Ranks
     
 

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A nice mid-'90s release from Shabba Ranks, the defending champion of dancehall at the time. The fare is relatively standard, with some level of gun talk and slackness involved as a common motif. The more notable thing associated with Ranks is the re-elevation of the reggae DJ in the production of sound. Relatively surprisingly, given the

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A nice mid-'90s release from Shabba Ranks, the defending champion of dancehall at the time. The fare is relatively standard, with some level of gun talk and slackness involved as a common motif. The more notable thing associated with Ranks is the re-elevation of the reggae DJ in the production of sound. Relatively surprisingly, given the heavy levels of cameo appearances employed by his rivals, Ranks only makes use of three supporting vocalists, all from within the dancehall tradition. He enlisted some of the best as far as production is concerned as well, with the vast majority of the tracks produced (and played) by Sly and Robbie, and a couple of spare ones guest produced by Naughty by Nature and Puffy Combs (prior to his real dosage of fame). Not a bad dancehall album at all, heavily infused with hip-hop grooves here and there. For fans of contemporary dancehall (at a relatively low speed), this album should be worthwhile to listen to.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/1995
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645780122
catalogNumber:
57801

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shabba Ranks   Primary Artist,Vocals
Leroy Sibbles   Track Performer
Sly Dunbar   Drums
L.A. Reid   Background Vocals
Brian Thompson   Background Vocals
Patra   Track Performer
Anthony Hawthorne   Background Vocals
Patrick Morrison   Background Vocals
Mykal Rose   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Naughty by Nature   Producer
Steven Barkan   Engineer
David Bellochio   Producer
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne   Arranger,Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Arranger,Producer
Computer Paul   Contributor
Bobby Dixon   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Sly Dunbar   Arranger
Mike Fronda   Engineer
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Tony Kelly   Arranger,Engineer,Contributor
Ian McLean   Engineer
Mark Morales   Producer,drum programming
Laurel Pinnock   Engineer
Angela Piva   Engineer
L.A. Reid   Producer
Salaam Remi   Producer
Robbie Shakespeare   Contributor
Derrick Simpson   Composer
Speedy   Engineer
Peter Thompson   Engineer
Richard Travali   Engineer
Chester Walker   Engineer
Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis   Contributor
Clifton Dillon   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Cegricia Hamilton   Engineer
Dave Heywood   Contributor
Leroy Heywood   Contributor
Trevor Martin   Engineer
Gary Noble   Engineer
Nigel Staff   Contributor
Rashad Smith   Producer
Alexis Ribound   Cover Design
Carl Thompson   Arranger
Rexton Gordon   Arranger
Abbahs Pg   Executive Producer
Stephen Barken   Engineer

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