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Though rooted in reggae, Hot Shot is pop in the broadest sense. Shaggy doesn't just mix in '70s funk, fresh hip-hop, and light oldies—he reduces his source material down to melodies and hooks, then rebuilds the track around his joyous, nasal croak. Exhibit A: tender slow jam "Angel," which gives soft rock torch song "Angel of the Morning" a dancehall makeover. "Luv Me, Luv Me" pulls a similar boom-bap-fueled trick on Rose Royce's "Ooh Boy," while the lusty, horn-backed cheater’s anthem "It Wasn't Me" is a true hybrid.

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shaggy!

shaggy is awesome. i love boombastic, angel, and it wasnt me. pure awesomeness. hooplah!

7 Years! Wow!

I can't believe it's been 7 years since this CD came out! I d/l it for my New Years party and every track is still excellent! This was in constant play back in the day and it is still solid.

LOVE IT

This is a really awesome album. Its not like one of those albums with one or two good songs. I love all of them. SHAGGY IS AWESOME.

Biography

Born: October 22, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Emerging in the early '90s, Shaggy was the biggest crossover success in dancehall reggae. Not only did he become the genre's most commercially potent artist in the international market, he was also more than just a typical flash in the pan, managing to sustain a career over the course of several highly popular albums. Perhaps in part because he wasn't based in Jamaica, he never really needed to have it both ways: virtually ignoring the hardcore dancehall crowd, his music was unabashedly geared toward...
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