Well it appears he has got both, as the Reggae Sumfest has finally acknowledged both by honouring him with a commendation this Friday night and of course his highly anticipated performance on the Sumfest stage.
What people don't realize is that Shabba was doing cross over dance music long before it became fashionable. Here is a gem of a song from 21 years ago ((1991) British punk group Scritti Politti featuring Shabba Ranks. "She's a woman", the song is actually a cover of a Beatles song, the original Beatles song was released as the B-side to "I Feel Fine" in 1964.
and here is the original not as funky
a mee maan SHABBA...maaaahd.
Oh BTW Shabba has sure got better looking with age.