Reggae Music News

Reggae Music News

Reggae Star Shaggy is Making a Comeback

Reggae dancehall star Shaggy’s long awaited re-released album is to be released in February to concur with his fourth Grammy nomination for Best Reggae album at the 54th annual Grammy Awards. He will be attending the award show next month.  Shaggy released this album digitally seven months ago during the summer of last year in Kingston.  This album will have two new songs and a remake of a key song added to this album.  The two new songs are called “She Gives Me Love”, “Hurting,” produced by both Sly and Robbie and Sting International.  He has Kat Deluna singing on one of his songs in the new album.

Shaggy came on the reggae scene in 1995 with his album, “Boombastic” that sold well over two million copies within the United States and won a Grammy for that album. Shaggy's “Hot Shots” album that was released in 2000 was one of his biggest sellers and sold over eight million copies in the United States.  He is also completing an album with Sly and Robbie which he plans to release by around summertime with a US tour planned.

Mavado Dancehall Artist Upset with Police

Mavado real name David Brooks has been dissatisfied with the time it has been taking police investigators to the complete their investigation into an incident that occurred on June 2011. The incident involved one his associates who was shot and killed by the cops at a nightclub in New Kingston.  Brooks was also a witness along with five others of the shooting and felt that the police are moving too slowly in their investigation.  Brooks and the other witnesses have all given statements to the police.  Mavado was also accused of assaulting a police officer and has been charged.  Mavado said he felt that the policeman who shot his associate who was unarmed still hasn’t been charged for shooting him.