Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Gappy Ranks caught our attention back in March with Stinkin Rich. The tune subsequently got a grangster re-rub by UK producers Slaughter Mob. This month Saw the release of a full album, Put The Stereo On, with Peckings Productions out on VP Records. Here Gappy talks about the album, growing up in Harlesden NW10 (ah it's all coming together now...) and different pop influences and such. The album boast an authorization by the "dancehall government" for it's immediate release. The title track along with already popular tracks like Pumpkin Belly are laid down over authorized (yes you need authorizing for that too!) versions of Studio One, Treasure Isle and Bunny Lee riddims. A must have for any fan of roots reggae classics. Biggup the JA, NY, London connect every time.