After being conferred with the Order of Distinction (OD) in the rank of Officer, one the nation's highest honours for his contribution to music by the Jamaican Government at a recent ceremony held at King's House in Kingston; legendary Dancehall artiste Shabba Ranks is definitely not in the mood for any controversy.
However, despite trying to avoid the aforementioned his action during a recent interview with popular television program Entertainment Report (ER) has landed him at the forefront of even more controversy.
Shabba after receiving his award took the television crew on a tour through Kingston but when they finally got a change to speak with him and decided to pose the question regarding the ongoing tension between him and Ninja Man a seemingly upset Shabba quickly slapped the microphone away from the reporter instructing him not to ask anything about Ninjaman.
Shabba Ranks was among the artistes who provided the soundtrack for the 1990s. And, nearly a decade and a half later, his songs still resonate with listeners. Some of his many hits includes Who She Love (featuring Home T and Cocoa Tea), Pirates Anthem (featuring Home T and Cocoa Tea), Mr Loverman and House Call. Some of the deejay’s other big hits are Trailer Load A Girls, Wicked Inna Bed, Caan Dun, and Ting A Ling.
He earned two Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Albums: As Raw As Ever (1992) and X-tra Naked (1993). The St Ann-born, Seaview Gardens-raised deejay subsequently migrated to New York.