SoundPark Riddim produced & recorded by Just One at SHC Studios in Humboldt County, California.
Released on the SHC Records label featuring top artists from around the globe. Gappy Ranks, RSNY, Mr. Williamz, Duane Stephenson, Seanie Tee and Prince Levy all deliver top performances.
Also included is the hard hitting instrumental Riddim Version, and a Hip Hop version featuring Mikasun, Little Kidd Lost and Jameson Hodder aka Jamo.
01 – Gappy Ranks – Up’s & Downs
02 – Rsny – Blessings
03 – Mr. Williamz – Party Start
04 – Duane Stephenson & Seanie Tee – Never Lose Your Soul
05 – Prince Levy – Beleive In Yourself
06 – Jamo & Mikasun & little Kidd Lost – Keep It Movin
07 – Just One – Soundp
Riddim produced by Shc Records
Gappy Ranks Born in Harlesden to a Jamaican father and Dominican mother, he dealt with numerous problems; including homelessness after leaving school. Once he overcame these issues, he joined up with childhood friend and fellow artist Redmann (UK), and was enlisted into the UK dancehall collective Suncycle, along with local artists such as Cash Money, Lady Chann and Naff Skrilla. Their first album titled Suncyle included Ranks’ homage to his hometown, “Harlesden”. Their second album I Am Somebody was released on the UK label Jamdown Records. Ranks left the group in 2004 and embarked on a solo career.
Nicknamed “Gappy” due to the gap between his front teeth, he initially worked under the name “Daddy Gappy”, before opting for the Cutty Ranks-influenced “Gappy Ranks”. In 2005, Gappy Ranks was featured on the Vice law entertainment mixtapes. That same year, he won the ‘Best Song’ award at London’s Silk Awards for “Little Understanding”, released by UK reggae record label Stingray Records. Also in 2005, Ranks contributed to the single “What We Do” by Kray Twinz featuring Twista and Lethal B, which charted nationally in the UK at Ranks performed live at Earl’s Court in front of a crowd of 17,000 for the first Kiss 100 awards. He also played a full UK tour which brought him to cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, and Newcastle. He recorded for former UK reggae giants Jet Star Records in North West London where he became an assistant engineer, giving him time to grow and develop his love for music and network which led him to work with record label Peckings.
Mr. Williamz Micah Williams, better known by his stage name: Mr. Williamz, is a Reggae/Dancehall artist from West London. He is known by reggae fans world wide as an original sound system toaster and recently made his acting debut in the feature length film: ”Yardie’ directed by Idris Elba.
Born in London, UK – when Mr Williamz was 6 years old, his father returned home to Jamaica bringing both him and his younger with him. By the age of 10 he was already a local favourite winning local clashes and competitions. At 15 he returned to London.
Fast forward a few years and Mr. Williamz emerges on the reggae scene in 2008 with his first official release: ‘Babylon Helicopter” for Necessary Mayhem, which was followed by No Cigarette – released the following year on Biggest Reggae Anthems (Greensleeves 2009). Heavily inspired by the dancehall style of the mid 80’s-late 90’s era and artist Supercat, over time Mr Williamz authentic style and talent has seen him collaborate with producers such as Major Lazer (Smooth sailing), Shy FX (Bad boy business), Mungo’s Hi Fi (Musically Mad , Computer Age) & Green Lion Crew (The General Comes to Town) to name a few.
Mr Williamz has recorded and performed globally with the likes of: Chronixx, Damian Marley, Gappy Ranks ,Hollow Point, Jah Mason, Junior Demus, Mikey General, Pinchers, Pressure, Queen Ifrika, Shinehead, Spragga Benz, Stephen Marley, Supercat and Topcat. He is the first reggae artist to tour India – doing a 5 city tour with Reggae Rajahs in 2011. He toured Japan earlier that year with Mungo’s Hi Fi – doing 5 cities also.