Things Kina Funny
Like many ghetto youth looking for a means of expression, Fragga Ranks, born Anthony Thomas, turned to music as a natural extension to his life. Hailing from Red Hills Road in Kingston, Jamaica, and blessed with a deep "raspy", lyrical voice and a soulful exuberance, Fragga Ranks weaves his 20 years of experiences, relationships, life values, hardships and joys into hundreds of songs and rhythms. The underlying message is always one of positivity, hope and upliftment. Life-long messenger of love, longing, struggle and celebration, Fragga Ranks, a foundation Dancehall DJ, is based in New York City. This proli?c artist has traveled a long road from obscurity to the top of the UK Reggae charts with his ?rst record "Hug Me Up". His talents as a DJ along with his culturally oriented content has in?uenced the direction of Dancehall music. Things Kina Funny, puts forth the definitive Fragga Ranks collection to date and is pure Fragga. His music speaks of such universal themes as love, struggle, solidarity and the ironies of life. This CD offers a song for everyone - the woman, the herb man, the Rasta and the ghetto youth. Fragga delivers a message praising positive living, embracing love and offering hope. As the media debates the roles and responsibilities of artists and record companies, Fragga Ranks continues to deliver a message of positive thoughts and actions as an antidote for the strife and violence in the world. He has seen how musicians can inspire the lives of youth and make a difference beyond record sales, "Mi want ? educate the yout's them an' help them in the right direction, an get their minds free from negative entity."