As he continues on the musical path of greatness with a new name, SCEPTA (pronounced septa), is humbled by years of his experience, yet charged with sharing the knowledge he has gained. All praises due to the most high Jah Rastafari, revealed in the personality of his Majesty Emperor Hail Selassie 1st, King of kings, Lord of Lord, and the conquering Lion of Tribe of Judah.
He started his musical career in New York, Where his parents migrated to when he was a teen.
In those days he was known as Ziggy Rankin. Co-owned Culture Roots Int. Sound System, even got the opportunity to DJ on Jack Ruby Sound. His Love for music, he continues on his path. Appeared at various venues including: Summer Reggae Culturama, Jam Fest. Performed in places like Jamaica, Grenada, and Canada and Toured with soul Jahs Band, doing the college Circuits in the USA. Grace the stage with artists such as , Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, Yellowman, Brigadier Jerry, Luciano just to name a few.
Scepta has worked hard on his current CD/Album APPEALING THOUGHTS. Basil Gayle added his strength to the project with his collaboration on GIVE THANKS. Audience can also see the two artists in collaboration on the MOUNT ZION STREET track featured on the Twelve Tribes Of Israel cd, SHINE YOUR LIGHT. Better than ever this veteran Dj/Songwriter brings consciousness to the four front on his current cd. He collaborated with Patrick Jr. on “PROUD TO BE BLACK” track, also with Judah Eskenda on “CLEANSE” track. Scepta was a top ten finalist in the Festival Song Competition in Jamaica W.I. 2015, where he performed in various venues in different parishes. Fast forward he dropped a 5 track EP titled, TELL YUH BOUT YAADin 2020 with great reviews. Currently he is enjoying radio airplay with his 2021 single, RUDEBOYS with Derrick Barnett who is responsible for the instrumentation and Lamar Reynolds who is the audio engineer on this track.