Trevor was killed in Kingston, Jamaica due to a traffic accident on Tuesday. He was 60.
Robert Grant, his brother, says Trevor was crushed by a car after being knocked off his motorcycle.
Born Maxwell Grant, Ranking Trevor was one of the leading “toasters” in Jamaica during the 1970s, recording mainly for the Channel One studio. Toasting is a form of Jamaican rapping that directly inspired hip-hop, according to the AP.
Songs like “Caveman Skank” and “Three Piece Chicken and Chips” made the charts in England, where he lived more than 20 years.
Trevor is survived by his mother, eight siblings and 15 children.