Cutty Ranks replaced Shabba Ranks as the rough DJ voice in the Home T/Cocoa Tea triumvirate. Born back in 1965 in Kingston, Philip Thomas or Cutty Ranks, had been an important voice on sound systems during the 80s. By the 90s he was ready for bigger things. Thanks to the production skills of Donovan Germain, Cutty’s sharp as a rock lyrics and voice scored consistantly in the Dancehall. Combining the Cutty Ranks ‘edge’ with the smooth, full-bodied voice of Beres Hammond was a stroke of genius that worked well for both artists. Cutty Ranks deserves to be recognized as one of the best ever.