Louie Rankin (Leonard Forbes, 1963 – September 30, 2019) was a Jamaican dancehall reggae singer, songwriter and actor.
Leonard Forbes was born in Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica and grew up in Rockfort and East Kingston. His most successful song was the single "Typewriter", released in 1992. In his lyrics, Rankin often referred to himself as the "Original Don Dada," a term used by many of his dancehall competitors, such as Super Cat.
Rankin also performed noticeable acting roles as a…
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