Rappers Pay Homage to Shabba Ranks the Dancehall Emperor!

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A$AP Ferg and Asap Rocky have collaborated on a single called, "Shabba. In the song the rappers pay homage to legendary Jamaican dancehall artist Shabba Ranks, invoking the name on the hook.

Ferg's gritty vocals fit perfectly over the beat from Snugsworth of Modern Outfit. Rocky takes the second verse and uses it to brag about his ability to bring in the women, adding "You stuck with a fat hoe, because she wanna stuff her face." Now that sucks.

The rappers also recite some popular lines from Shabba Ranks' 90 hit record Ting A Ling. According to A$AP Rocky and Ferg, they grew up watching Shabba's fashion and celebrity lifestyle and are now able to get women and wear flashy jewellery like the dancehall icon.

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Shabba Ranks is called the Emperor of Dancehall music and won two consecutive Grammy Awards before giving main-steam music a break. He returned to Jamaica last year and received the welcome of a King, he later headlined Sumfest and gave a thrilling display of why he is called the Emperor.

Shabba's welcome was later marred by selfish comments from Beenie Man who suggested that the welcome might have been paid for. Iconic deejay Ninja Man who was a rival of Shabba in the 90s, ironically came to Shabba's defense and told Beenie Man to give Shabba his credit and stop hating.

Ferg struck pay day with the success of his first single, "Work," which came out back in the fall of 2012. The song picked up steam gradually, and resulted in a monster remix that came out just a couple of months ago. The features on the remix included Trinidad James, French Montana, and Schoolboy Q.

Now it comes time for Ferg to get fans ready for a full-length project, 'Trap Lord.' Does Ferg have a hit on his hands with 'Shabba?' Or will the song pale in comparison to 'Work?' Listen to it below and decide for yourself.

Ninja Man bashes out against Beenie Man for hating on the success of Shabba.

Ninjaman Speaks Out About Beenie Man Comment About Shabba,Ninja Also Buns Mr Leng

 

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