International Reggae Artist, Rankin' Scroo was born and raised in Jamaica. Music has always been the focus of his life. From his earliest days singing in church to his teenage years as a "DJ-Toaster" (reggae rapper), he achieved recognition throughout Jamaica as a talented musician.His vitality and intensity of expression carried his artistry from the Atlantic to the Pacific, pioneering reggae music in the Hawaiian Islands where he formed "Crucial Youth Productions", his recording studio and band.
Rankin' settled in the Bay Area and brought Crucial Youth with him. He is a highly sought after musical composer whose creative arrangements have enhanced the words and melodies of many major label artists such as Black Uhuru, Foundation Frankie Paul, 2-Crucial, Money-B and Com-Pleks.
Rankin's musical versatility has given birth to reggae rhythms and vocal styles that transcend this musical category. Urban Reggae is the genesis of Rankin's diverse musical influences. This cutting edge style masterfully blends Reggae Dancehall, Hip-Hop, and R&B in to a sound that has mass crossover appeal.