All hail Shabba Ranks O.D Featured
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.
The entertainment/arts are strongly represented at today’s ceremony. Deejay Shabba Ranks, singers the late William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke and Gregory Isaacs, and painter Cecil Cooper have also been awarded ODs (Officer class). Chris Chin, president of VP Records, and sculptors Cecil Cooper and Basil Watson have been awarded the OD Commander class.
Bunny Rugs, former lead singer of Third World, died in February 2014. Isaacs died in October 2010. Cooper passed away last month.
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