Delly Ranx

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Delly Ranx
Birth nameDelroy Isaac Foster
BornKingston, Jamaica
GenresDancehall
Occupation(s)Deejay, record producer
Years active1993–present
LabelsPure Music Productions

Delroy Isaac Foster, better known as Delly Ranx, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay and record producer.

Biography[edit]

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Foster was raised as a Christian, but adopted the Rastafarian faith as a teenager.[1] Ranx first had success in the 1990s with singles such as "No Gal No More Than You",[2] and has released more than 80 singles since 1993.

He released the album Good Profile in 2009.[3] In 2010 he had success with the "Saudi Arabia" rhythm which he produced, on which he had a hit himself with "Toppa Toppa", and also provided the basis for hits by Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder, Gramps Morgan and Sizzla.[4] Other rhythm produced by Ranx have been voiced by Sean Paul and Mavado.[2] In 2011 he released a combination album, Fi Di Dancehall, with American singer Sadiki.[4]

Ranx released his third solo album, The Next Chapter, in July 2012, featuring guest appearances from Bunny Rugs and Buju Banton.[5][6]

His fourth solo album, Sweet Reggae, was released in 2014.[7]

His fifth solo album, Weed Market, was released in February 2018.[8]

He releases his own productions on his Pure Music Promotions label.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Break Free (2006)
  • Good Profile (2009), Itation Records
  • Fi Di Dancehall (2011), Skinny Bwoy - Delly Ranx and Sadiki
  • The Next Chapter (2012), Pure Music Productions
  • Sweet Reggae (2014)
  • Weed Market (2018), Pure Music Productions

EPs[edit]

  • Chapter 3 Epic Dancehall (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jebbinson, André (2007) "Artists 'lock' into music", Jamaica Gleaner, 3 June 2007, retrieved 2012-07-12
  2. ^ a b "Delly is ready: Deejay, producer set to return to the music business", Jamaica Observer, 19 March 2011, retrieved 2012-07-12
  3. ^ "Album review: 'Good Profile,' by Delly Ranx", Utica Observer-Dispatch, 14 September 2009, retrieved 2012-07-12
  4. ^ a b "Delly Ranx Continues To Climb The Musical Ranks", Jamaica Gleaner, 23 May 2011, retrieved 2012-07-12
  5. ^ Henry, Davina (2012) "Delly Ranx gearing up to release fourth album", Jamaica Star, 28 June 2012, retrieved 2012-07-12
  6. ^ "New album from Delly Ranx", Jamaica Observer, 12 July 2012, retrieved 2012-07-12
  7. ^ "Sweet Reggae from Delly Ranx", Jamaica Observer, 2 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014
  8. ^ "Delly does ode to Weed", Jamaica Observer, 17 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018

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