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Friday, Sep 15 2017 | 03:08
Image: 1611564 The new album for Jacob Lee Williams better know as Gappy Ranks who made waves with "Put the Stereo On" album from 2010 for Greensleeves and the "Gappy Ranks Meets Dub Club" release in 2014 for Stones Throw. "Pure Badness" is his seventh album with individual track producer credits including Jugglerz, Marvoni & HCMG and released on the artist own label Hot Coffee Music via VPAL (VP associated label service). It has several guests including the renown Demarco who was recently signed by the label of US star Akon.

Tracklisting
1. Pure Badness
2. When I Grow Up
3. Town
4. Turf War feat. Shanti Force
5. Rich & Switch
6. Living Good feat. Reddman UK
7. No More
8. I Wanna See
9. You Run Tings feat. Demarco
10. Cover You feat. Stonebwoy
11. Tivoli Gardens
12. Close To You
13. No Giving Up
14. Brighter Days feat. Ice Cream & Bramma

Music preview on soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/vpal-dist/sets/gappy-ranks-pure-badness/s-u50OJ

Artist website for news/press/media:
http://www.iamjacoblee.com

Bio
Recalling the '90s -- the heyday of British artists like Maxi Priest and Bitty McLean -- singer Gappy Ranks brings U.K. reggae to the world. Born Jacob Lee Williams, the London-based artist was struggling to keep from being homeless when his career began, but working with radio and playing numerous live shows helped him step up. In 2009 he signed with Greensleeves, releasing his debut album for the label, Put the Stereo On, in 2010. The throwback effort was filled with nostalgia for the reggae of the '60s, but his 2011 release, Thanks & Praise, was more forward-thinking, featuring many dancehall cuts and a sure R&B influence. His 2013 release, Shining Hope, continued to blend genres. Released by the VP imprint Hot Coffee Music, it included the Bob Marley tribute "Everything's Gonna Be Alright." In 2014 he collaborated with producer Tom Chasteen for Gappy Ranks Meets Dub Club, a set of six new songs and four dub mixes released by the Stones Throw label. The German production crew Jugglerz and American vocalist J Boog both landed on his 2016 Hot Coffee LP, Guide Me.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2ba9901d-a867-4b55-8fa5-7377ea29f9de Available from 27.10.2017
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