Rap reggae pioneer Ranking Trevor killed in Jamaica
August 9 , 2012
Ranking Trevor, one of the most prominent figures of 1970s rap reggae music, has died in a traffic accident in Jamaica at the age of 60.
Born Maxwell Grant, Trevor was one of the pioneers of Jamaican rapping known as "toasting" that served as a source of inspiration to the hip-hop genre.
His brother said he was killed on Tuesday after he was knocked off his motorcycle.
His songs Caveman Skank and Three Piece Chicken and Chips made their mark on the British charts, where he lived for more than two decades.
Trevor is survived by his mother, eight siblings and 15 children.