CELEBRITY CENTRAL: SHAGGY

Hardly a year passes without Shaggy gracing a show in one of the East African countries. Last year in December he was at the national stadium where he gave Rwandans a show of their lives during the celebrations to mark a decade of MTN services in Rwanda. He is a confessed fan of East Africans and says he loves performing in the region.
Shaggy
Shaggy

Hardly a year passes without Shaggy gracing a show in one of the East African countries.

Last year in December he was at the national stadium where he gave Rwandans a show of their lives during the celebrations to mark a decade of MTN services in Rwanda.

He is a confessed fan of East Africans and says he loves performing in the region.

Shaggy is one of the best-selling dancehall artists in the world. Dancehall, a variant of reggae, rarely enjoys the U.S. sales of hip-hop and other forms of black music.

Nevertheless, thanks to pop hooks and easily understood lyrics, Shaggy has attained superstar status. Shaggy’s formula combines pop and R&B with sampling and interpolating popular songs.

Shaggy grew up in Jamaica, and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York, when he was sixteen years old. He earned his nickname in childhood, after the cartoon character and friend of Scooby Doo.

As a teenager Shaggy took up DJing and singing. He recorded songs with an area producer, Shaun “Sting” Pizzonia.

After high school Shaggy joined the U.S. Marines but remained committed to his craft, driving from North Carolina to New York to record music on the weekends.

His independent releases “Mampie” and “Big Up” topped the reggae charts. His update of a 1960s reggae hit, “Oh Carolina,” reached number one in England in 1993.

Shaggy’s success won him a contract with Virgin Records. Virgin released the album ‘Pure Pleasure ‘(1993), which contains “Oh Carolina.” Songs like “Nice and Lovely” with Rayvon foreshadowed the melodic sound that came to dominate his biggest hits.

The follow-up, ‘Boombastic’ (1995), and the title track were even more successful. Both the single and the album sold more than 1 million copies, and Shaggy’s efforts were hailed by the establishment.

‘Boombastic’ won the 1995 Best Reggae Album Grammy. Unlike his first two albums, Shaggy’s third effort, ‘Midnite Lover’ (1997), lacked a defining big hit, and MCA Records dropped him. 


Lyrics to the song ‘I can’t fight this feeling’

I’ll keep you rocking and swing
For love is all I bring
I’ll keep you rocking and… yow!
Special kind of loving inna the night like when I need Martina
More like Angelina make me left me side Virgina
It really wasn’t my arena haffi live my life up cleana
How me inna a sexy queen yah
Eey!

Ohohohohoh you bring the fire baby
Ohohohohoh the passion and desire baby
Ohohohohoh you take me higher girl
I can’t fight this feeling
Ohohohohoh you bring me fyah baby
Ohohohohoh the passion and desire baby
Ohohohohoh you take me higher girl
I can’t fight this feeling
I cannot hide or deny I am petrified
Emotionally stable, but truly miss the fight
I’m clearly captivated, can I stop these bus or flights, tonight
You know I will be well a bonafide
She give me the goody goody till I know me still her mace
She won’t tell me all the thing but children play a waist

Them see you walk up one of days
Ohohohohoh you bring the fire baby
Ohohohohoh the passion and desire baby
Ohohohohoh you take me higher girl
I can’t fight this feeling
Ohohohohoh you bring me fyah baby
Ohohohohoh the passion and desire baby
Ohohohohoh you take me higher girl
I can’t fight this feeling
Just showing you the perfect care,
Couple of things just to make it clear
If you need me, I’ll be there
Never leave you, this I swear
If you cry, I’ll wipe your tears
When you hold me rocket chair, have a likkle bird and now we’ll share
I’ll love you even with your past, have your back, support your cause
I will answer all your calls
Push on you’re my make-up stars
You deserve the most or plus, girl,
I love you just because, ain’t no love quite like ours

Ohohohohoh you bring the fire baby
Ohohohohoh the passion and desire baby
Ohohohohoh you take me higher girl

I can’t fight this feeling
Ohohohohoh you bring me fyah baby
Ohohohohoh the passion and desire baby
Ohohohohoh you take me higher girl
I can’t fight this feeling
I know this must be very revealing
Cos from the day we met I never showed you my feelings
You buck in my defense it put my heart up the stealing
I know the thought of you and me is very appealing
Me want a chick that coming like a wind
The woman have me weak, it’s like me lose me grip
Me find them all a look upon me and wonder if me sick
It couldn’t be a trick, me a bwoy a man who buy no tricks
Ohohohohoh you bring the fire baby
Ohohohohoh the passion and desire baby
Ohohohohoh you take me higher girl

I can’t fight this feeling
Ohohohohoh you bring me fyah baby
Ohohohohoh the passion and desire baby
Ohohohohoh you take me higher girl
I can’t fight this feeling
Ohohohohoh you bring the fire baby
Ohohohohoh

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