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A$AP Ferg drops "Shabba," a song named after dancehall legend Shabba Ranks.

Date: July 15

The latest star to emerge from Harlem's A$AP Mob hails from a Trinidadian family who used to vacation in Montego Bay. When he was just a shorty going to school "he used to bump Shabba Ranks "Ting A Ling" and now that he's a grown man, he dedicated his first single off the album Trap Lord to the dancehall legend, whose inimitable swag is summed up in the chorus "Eight gold rings like I'm Sha- Shabba Ranks / Two bad bitches like I'm Sha- Shabba Ranks." Ferg even got Shabba to make a rare guest appareance in the video. Nuff respect.

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