Seven Questions with … Delly Ranks

Delroy Foster aka Delly Ranx has been a constant on the Jamaica music scene for over 17 years. He has recorded for major producers in the industry including veterans Sly and Robbie and Steelie and Cleevie. He has graced the stages of top events in Jamaica and on the international scene. Among his many recording are songs such as Vanity Love, Redbull and Guinness, Sweet Reggae, Another Place and High Grade Alone.

What do you wish you had to courage to do a long time ago?

I’m not sure if courage is the right word, maybe wisdom. But for a long time in this music business I always helped other people without thinking about myself. Looking back what has been the best lesson

you have ever learnt?

The best lesson I’ve learned is self-love. It’s difficult with all of society’s pressures, but true happiness can only be achieved through self love.

What’s your favourite song and why?

We are the World – by Michael Jackson and friends because it shows the power of unity.

What piece of the past would you like to keep?

The piece of the past that I will always keep is the unity amongst my peers at that time. There was more creative collaboration and we were happy for each other’s success. I would like more of that with the stars of this generation. We should all work together for the advancement of the genre on the world stage.

Your biggest influence?

The Almighty is the biggest influence in my life. The Unseen Spirit and Voice me teaches me humilty and guides me on my journey to be the best version of myself.

Did you ever have a secret crush … fess up! 

Secret crush? If I told you it wouldn’t be a secret, lol. Anyway Gabrielle Union lol.

If I could live my life again…

I have no regrets because I am where I am supposed to be. However some of the harsh lessons of life would have been nice to have learned from an elder rather than through experience.