Louie Rankin who is a Jamaican reggae artist/actor who was seen in DX’s 1998 film Belly, perished in a car disaster on Monday in Ontario, Canada.
Rankin was included in a wreck comprising of a transport truck and one more vehicle, TMZ documented. A tweet from Rankin’s verified report read that it saddens us to have to declare that The “[REAL] DON DADA” “Trail Blazer” the legend – Louie Ox Rankin expired away this morning! May God protect his soul with his dad, sister and [niece] in heaven amen six.
Rankin who is nicknamed as the ‘Original Don Dada,’ was a Grammy-winner for his 1992 song Typewriter. Rankin was seen in the movie Belly along with Nas, Method Man and TLC’s Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins; in the movie, he played a drug lord called Ox.
He went on to emerge in motion pictures comprising 2002’s Shottas, 2014’s We Run These Streets and the 2015 short movie Q, as per IMDb. He possessed a rapport with Nas, and they subsequently occurred in DJ Khaled’s Nas Album Done video in 2016.
DJ Khaled seized Instagram Monday with various posts paying homage to Rankin, his pal of decades. He wrote topless up his brother @louie_Rankin,’. Pals 20 years friendship from shottas and ever!
Love and prayers for your household.’ Khaled went on to phone his late friend ‘amazing FATHER,’ ‘constantly my brother’ and ‘the legend.’
Other significant names such as DJ First Class and Toronto-based director Diggz tweeted shrines to the late artist.
Jessye Norman who is the impressive American soprano who brought an elegant, shimmering voice to a wide range of positions at the Metropolitan Opera and cabins around the world, perished September 30.
She was just 74. In 2016, Louie and Belly feature Nas reunited in DJ Khaled’s song video for his music “Nas Album Done.”
Louis Rankin’s notable songs include Typewriter, Hot Me Hot, Introduction to ****, Perpetrator. He even received a Grammy award in 1992 for his track, ‘Typewriter’.