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International Reggae artist Siddy Ranks, real name Cyrenius Green was born in the parish of St. Catherine, Jamaica. He sang in church from an early age His sound is inevitably compared to that of the late Gregory Isaacs, although he is versatile and sings across the Reggae sub -genres. He currently resides in London, England. He also performs under the name of Cyrenius Black which he mainly attributes his Dubstep work. His largest fan base is in Brazil followed by West Africa.
He attended the Baptist church in the village of Berry Hill, Jamaica, where at the age of ten he showed his talent for singing. He says, “It was just a natural progression to sing on the sound systems, as they were there around most corners, it was just what I did next."
By the age of 20 he had recorded his first song with the famous producer, Harry J, called “Rock On” (1983) (unreleased). In 1988 Ranks left to join his family in England. The first song he recorded was a single “Tell Me Why” (1988). Ranks returned to Jamaica in 1989, returning to the UK in 1992 where he formed the band "Fire Corner. “In 1994, the band broke up and pursued a solo career, having a very busy concert schedule in the UK. In 1999 he finally released his first solo album, called "Cheer Up” (World Sounds) " which was a huge success in Brazil, mainly in Bahia and Maranhao, where the artist has a veritable legion of fans.
In 2000, his career was already widely accepted, leading to the second album -"True Love" followed by "Never Let Me Down," (2001) and "You Can do it," (2008) Ranks continued to tour accompanying other artists as Gregory Isaacs, Owen Grey, Eric Donaldson and JC Lodge. He has also toured St. Lucia. He has also performed with stars such has Derrick Morgan, Jimmy London, John Hogan, Christine Joy White and he toured with The Abyssinian’s (2013) In 2008 he released the single “Shy Guy” which is also featured on the “Road of Life” album (2009). Then in 2010 saw a shift in style with the release of the Roots/Dub Style album “Jah is My Rock” under the moniker “Cyrenius Black.
” The album “Sidewalk” was released in 2014 (Nubeat) which features mainly self- penned songs. He performed at the Sierra Leone Charity event in 2015 and supported Maxi Priest at Brixton Electric in February 2016. He also took up new management, at Nurture Projects Music. Siddy Ranks new single “Let Her Go” was released on digital download on 24 June 2016 with a new video released on 28 June 2016, on Siddy Ranks new YouTube Channel He will be on a short tour to Brazil on 6 July 2016. He is working on a new EP set to be released later in the year.