(Shaggy performs alongside R&B Queen Patti Labelle at the 2007 World Music Awards)
20-times platinum dancehall superstar Shaggy’s new album Intoxication, out Nov. 13th, 2007 on Big Yard/VP Records, has been getting raves from critics. Here’s what we’ve been hearing:
“Shaggy uses ‘Intoxication’ to once again show that while he and his crew can crank out solid pop, they can match it with cuts that genuinely rock the dancehall.”
-Wes Orshoski, Billboard
“A sharp musical intelligence that merges catchy choruses with deep, fluid growls landing like smart bombs over irresistible beats.”
–Elena Oumano, Village Voice
“Shaggy is more discerning than ever…with ‘Intoxication,’ Shaggy has once again found that perfect balance of slick and streetwise, and added career-defining single number three as the cherry on top.”
-David Jeffries, All Music Guide (4-stars)
“With his tricky, rhythmic flow and sly rhymes carrying the show…Shaggy delivers with consistency.”
-Ken Capobianco, Boston Globe
“It’s the breezy reggae numbers where the Jamaican-born Shaggy excels.”
-Lauren Carter, Boston Herald
“Another playful mutant disc of dancehall reggae and pop.”
-Dan Aquilante, New York Post
(Source: Shore Fire Media)
Watch Shaggy on the CW11 Morning News Show and Bloomberg’s TV talk show, Late Night Talk with Mike Schneider, tomorrow November 21st, 2007. He recently appeared as a guest on The Tavis Smiley Show on November 14th. Due to the writer’s strike, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson will be rescheduled.
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