Born in Kingston, JA, Delroy Isaac Foster aka Delly Ranx has been a fixture in the Reggae Dancehall scene since his youth. Now a critically acclaimed artiste and producer, Delly Ranx represents the pinnacle of reggae music in the modern era. Blending conscious lyrics on dancehall and culture riddims, Delly is a versatile artiste with one constant, the universal upliftment of all peoples through his music.
Delly comes from humble beginnings growing up in South Side Kingston. Always a hard worker, he graduated from high school and took a job in a supermarket before breaking out on to the music scene. Delly’s talent was recognized at an early age by his close friend Alsus who encouraged him to pursue a career in music. Taking Alsus’s advice, Delly entered and won a youth talent contest earning the recognition and respect of his peers and birthing the artiste Delly Ranx.
Delly’s first hit came as a soundclash tune called “Soundboy General” produced by Anthony Redroze. The hits continued to pile up with songs like “Gal Know More than You”, “Headache”, and “Pelpa”, to name a few. International tours and performances followed as Delly’s fame continued to grow.
Delly expanded on his talents by delving into music production. He produced the Hennessey Riddim which includes Sean Paul’s “Ganja Breed” off the multi-platinum selling album Dutty Rock. Also, Movado’s Billboard hit “Wah Dem a Do” was produced by Delly on his Redbull and Guinness Riddim. Delly continues to excel as a producer with his recent riddim project, Shaolin Temple, that is taking Jamaica by storm. His next big production, the Iron Fist Riddim, is set for release in May 2010.
“Good Profile” Delly’s latest album, showcases his flexibility as a cultural writer while maintaining his love for dancehall. The album features many cultural tracks including a reinvention of the Johnny Osbourne classic “Ice Cream Love”. It also includes innovative, fresh music with songs like “Working Class” and “The World Needs Love”.
A pioneer in dancehall music, Delly is now focusing on the music that helped him achieve his current level of success. He has recorded several unreleased tracks as his alter-ego Focus Ryte, carefully selecting his songs and always delivering a conscious message to the audience. The sky is the limit for Delly Ranx as he continues to record hit songs and produce unparalleled dancehall riddims.
High Grade Talent
Delly Ranx - Wish Good from the album Good Profile
Bogle ft Delly Ranks & Voicemail - Weh Di Time
Elephant Man ft Delly Ranks - Headhache
Delly Ranks & Mega Banton -Pon Di Corner
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