Louie Rankin

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Louie Rankin (born Leonard Forbes) is a Jamaican dancehall reggae artist and actor.

Leonard Forbes was born in St. Thomas, Jamaica and grew up in Rockfort, Warika Hill and East Kingston.[1] His most successful song was the single "Typewriter," released in 1992.[2] In his lyrics, Rankin often refers to himself as the "Original Don Dada," a term used by many of his dancehall competitors, such as Super Cat.

Rankin also performed in noticeable acting roles as a Jamaican "gangsta", in the movies Shottas and Belly. Rankin is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.


  1. ^ "Artist Biography". Platinum Camp.
  2. ^ "Review of "Showdown"". Reggae Reviews. Retrieved 14 October 2010.

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