News broke yesterday evening, Sunday July 29th, that Jamaican dancehall artiste, Sluggy Ranks passed away.
Our JayBlessed.com sources indicate that Sluggy Ranks was in a fatal car accident in Kingston. It is uncertain whether he died on the spot and if the vehicle was occupied by any other passengers.
Ranks, born Andrew Phillip Gregory was raised in Ray Town, Kingston in Jamaica, where he attended Clan Carthy Primary School and Vauxhall Secondary school. Sluggy relocated to the United States in 1981, where he resided in Brooklyn New York. His distinctive voice and talent quickly caught the attention of producers such as Jah life, Park Heights, Whitty, Super power records and King Jammy’s. His collaborations with these producers gave him dance hall hits like 95% Black, Rough Wine, Lightening & Thunder, Wages of Sin, Sodom & Gomorrah and Ghetto Youth Bust.
Sluggy has four albums to his name: Settle Sluggy produced by Park Heights; My Time by produced by Count Shelly for Super Power Records; Just Call Sluggy by Whitty, and Ghetto Youth Bust by King Jammy’s for Profile International Records.
We will keep you updated on the passing of Sluggy Ranks as more details become available. Stay posted to JayBlessed.com for this developing story.