Here was what I remembered about Shaggy: He shared the same name as Scooby-Doo’s best friend, he was once in the Marines, and it wasn’t him. Even though you thought it was him….it wasn’t him.
Shaggy started his music career in the early 90s and had a minor hit with “Oh Carolina”, but didn’t burst onto the Top 20 charts until 95 with “Boombastic”.
Shaggy’s biggest success came in 2000 with his 6x platinum album “Hot Shot”. The album featured the humongous radio hit “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel”. But unfortunately for Shaggy, after reaching the top of the charts, there only one way to go next and that was down. His follow up albums “Lucky Day” and “Clothes Drop” didn’t do well in North America, but had a strong showing in Europe. I had always thought that Shaggy had disappeared from the limelight and the music scene altogether, retired and living off his previous success. But, to my surprise Shaggy is still pumping out music. His newer releases are geared towards Reggae which is why the average radio listener hasn’t heard anything. His new music is still pretty good after checking it out a little but not as roadtrip worthy/catchy as his pop-reggae hits from the early 2000s.
Shaggy come back to Pop!