Shaggy back in Colombo next month

Mr. Boombastic, Shaggy, will be performing in Colombo next month, his second tour to the country.

Presented by the popular online store, Shaggy will perform with Ravon at the CR & FC Grounds on April 28 and judging by his last gig in Colombo in 2001 even this one is bound to be a sellout performance,

Bathiya & Santhush, Natasha Rathnayake and Azlan & The Sherifs will open for the Shaggy concert next month, the event organizers said.

Born October 22, 1968 in Kingston, Orville Richard Burrell, better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae singer and rapper.

He is perhaps best known for his 1995 single “Boombastic” and the 2000 single “It Wasn’t Me”. He has been noted as having a baritone-range singing voice and is easily identifiable by his trademark slurred way of rapping and singing.

Last year Shaggy released the official videos of For Your Eyez only along with hit singles Sweet Jamaica Ft Mr.Vegas and Josie Wales and Girlz Dem Luv We ft Mavado.

In 2011, it was announced that Shaggy would release his first new album in four years. Preceded by the single “Champagne”, featuring Sahara, the album was released digitally on January 19, 2011. Entitled Shaggy & Friends, the album features many collaborations, including songs with his long-time collaborators Rik Rok and Rayvon.

This year Shaggy and Egyptian star Tamer Hosny recorded a song together titled Smile. The music video was filmed in New York City and was released on January 7, 2012.

Also Shaggy has re-released Summer In Kingston in the form of Summer In Kingston (Lava Edition) which is available in both digital and physical outlets. Shaggy is also working on a new album where all tracks will be produced by Sly and Robbie. (Colombo Gazette)