sluggy ranks

News broke yesterday evening, Sunday July 29th, that Jamaican dancehall artiste, Sluggy Ranks passed away.

Our 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 for this developing  story.




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  • Coffee

    I know his mother personally he come from a good family.He was truly a kind hearted free spirited person he will be missed.May god guide him through his journey to heaven.From a friend on cortelyou and 16th

  • Vital President Street Bigman

    Andrew Sluggy Ranks My Condolences  
    We wish to express our sincere Condolence To the Family and Friends May GOD, Bless you all and  Keep you. O ALLAH! Forgive our living and our dead,  those present and those absent, our young and our old, our males and our female. O ALLAH, whom amongst us you keep alive, then let such a life be upon Islam, and whom amongst us you take unto yourself, then let such a death be upon faith. O ALLAH! Do not deprive us of his reward and do not let us stray after him. Surely Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful. R.I.P Andrew Sluggy Ranks.

  • DJ Meex

    A truly great artist has gone. I’ll keep on playing your beautiful inspired songs.
    R.I.P. Sluggy.

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