Hot Shot

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Shaggy has been making dancehall fans out of folks who'd never be caught dead inside the dancehall since his smash remake of "Oh Carolina" back in 1993. Seven years on, the Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-bred MC is still hoeing the road between pure pop and reggae, looking for another windfall like "Boombastic," the single that propelled him to fame. Hotshot plays crossover with a vengeance: "Dance and Shout" marries Shaggy's lascivious drawl to Michael Jackson's "Shake Your Body Down to the Ground"; "Lonely Lover," produced by R&B team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, invokes the classic "I Just Don't Wanna Be Lonely"; and "Angel" which features Shaggy's crossover bredren ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Shaggy has been making dancehall fans out of folks who'd never be caught dead inside the dancehall since his smash remake of "Oh Carolina" back in 1993. Seven years on, the Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-bred MC is still hoeing the road between pure pop and reggae, looking for another windfall like "Boombastic," the single that propelled him to fame. Hotshot plays crossover with a vengeance: "Dance and Shout" marries Shaggy's lascivious drawl to Michael Jackson's "Shake Your Body Down to the Ground"; "Lonely Lover," produced by R&B team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, invokes the classic "I Just Don't Wanna Be Lonely"; and "Angel" which features Shaggy's crossover bredren Rayvon, borrows most improbably from Juice Newton's "Angel of the Morning." And that's only the first half of the album. To Shaggy's credit, the bonus track "Chica Bonita" is not a de riguer Latin fusion, but a jazzy piece of dancehall that shows he's still crafting cunning new ways to bring dancehall to the masses. And from the infectious "Freaky Girl," where Shaggy rides a disco-era beat, and the bounce-style title cut, the amiable MC finds himself at home in whatever setting his production team concocts. His dapper ease will satisfy fans all over again.
All Music Guide - Bryan Buss
Shaggy's fourth album is a classic hybrid of reggae, R&B, and pop. Following duets with Maxi Priest "That Girl" and Janet Jackson "Luv Me, Luv Me", the Jamaica native teams up with master producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and a myriad of talented guest vocalists who complement his personality on each track. Coming with the minor hit "Hope" from 1999's For Love of the Game soundtrack, the first couple of singles, "Dance and Shout" featuring a Michael Jackson sample and "It Wasn't Me," show the strengths of this album -- they are smart, warm, and playful. Shaggy's persona is hard to not like. On "It Wasn't Me," a friend laments being caught by his girl with another woman; Shaggy continually advises him to flatly deny it. To be able to use that sentiment and still seem likable is a gift. There are such heavy samples, some of the tracks almost sound like remakes at points, but there is such originality and gifted wordplay that the combination works as opposed to seeming unoriginal -- something most rappers can't seem to accomplish. Each song on Hot Shot from the opening title track on is different, inviting, and infectious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/2000
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811209629
  • Catalog Number: 112096
  • Sales rank: 12,583

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hot Shot (3:47)
  2. 2 Lonely Lover (3:46)
  3. 3 Dance & Shout - Pee Wee (3:47)
  4. 4 Leave It to Me - Brian (3:37)
  5. 5 Angel (3:55)
  6. 6 Hope - Mister Mydas (3:47)
  7. 7 Keep'n It Real (3:54)
  8. 8 Luv Me, Luv Me - Samantha Cole (3:36)
  9. 9 Freaky Girl - The Kraft (3:44)
  10. 10 It Wasn't Me - Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent (3:47)
  11. 11 Not Fair - Rude (3:47)
  12. 12 Hey Love (4:01)
  13. 13 Why Me Lord? (3:35)
  14. 14 Chica Bonita - Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shaggy Primary Artist, Vocals
Kevin Bachelor Brass
Michael Fletcher Bass
Brian & Tony Gold Background Vocals
Tony Gold Background Vocals
P. Henry Guitar
Jerry Johnson Brass
Christopher Birch Drums, Keyboards
Gordon Dukes Background Vocals
Robert Zapata Guitar
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia Organ, Bass, Drums, Background Vocals, Soloist
Gwen Laster Violin
Brian Gold Track Performer
Mister Mydas Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dave Kelly Engineer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Steve Hodge Engineer
Jimmy Jam Producer, Instrumentation
Tony Kelly Producer, Instrumentation
Terry Lewis Producer, Instrumentation
Robert Livingston Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Shaggy Producer
Christopher Birch Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Gordon Dukes Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Robert Zapata Instrumentation
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia Producer, Engineer
Manuel J. Donayre Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GET THE FRIGGIN' ALBUM

    This is a great album and because I'm a guy...no, I don't think he's cute ok?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He is so cute.

    Like i said earlier he is so talented , i mean, listen to him sing. I really love his songs and this cd. I advise everybody to buy it. It's awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    he is so fine

    love the song it wasn't me and angel i think it so good i don't usually listen to this kind of music

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A KOOOOOOOOOL GUY

    SHAAGY IS SIMPLY KOOOOL BONZAI

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SUNNY-THE RATTLE SNAKE.

    I JUST WANT TO TELL THAT SHAGGY IS SIMPLY KOOL AND SEXY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    cool

    I love it are the only words that explaine it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's the Bomb

    I like it because i love to here anything that shaggy sings & he sooooo sweet in his songs. i love the way he sings and how he sounds. & plus he's came out with a lot of hit singles and my fav song is angel. i think it's great!!!!!!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's a great CD

    If I were one of the people that didn't have it I would get it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shaggy does it in true Jamaican Bashment Style

    This is truely Shaggy at his best!! you won't be disappointed - i guarantee it...Nuff respect to Shaggy...i'm always skeptical about buying albums because there is usually no more than one or two songs worth listening to...you'll love all tracks here...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''it wasn't me'' is one of the greatest hits of the year!!!

    i totally reccomend this song to anyone! My freinds and I love this song and are singing it all the time! Its just a great song!! The CD has alot of great songs on it other than ''it wasn't me''. its just a great cd!!!! its one of the coolest things talked about today! so, buy you a copy today. don't be left out of one of the greatest songs of the year!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shaggy

    I find that Shaggy has a very sweet angel like voice. I also think that this album is the best yet! I feel Shaggy's music, and I find angel is my favorite song ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT CD!!!

    I first wasn't sure if i should buy this CD. Now I have it and it is my absoulute fav!! I listen to it every day. All Shaggy's song have a good beat and are great to dance to. I love every song on the CD!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWSOME.....IS ALL IT IS

    THE ULTIMATE BEAT TO MY FEET! GREAT FOR PARTYS! IF YOU WANT A GREAT BEAT WHILE LISTENING TO A STORY THEN BUY THIS ALBUM.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    YO DIS SONG IS DA BOMB

    MAN THIS SONG WAS LIKE DA BOMB DA FIRST TIME A HERD IT I WAS LIKE WHOA MAN I'S GOTS TO BE GETTIN THIS SONG IF THERES ANYBODY OUT DARE DONT BE LIKIN DIS SONG DAY DONT BE KNOWIN GOOD MUSIC.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVED IT!!!

    I loved the song It Wasn't Me, it's got a great beat, melody, and I am usually pretty likely to be ''the girl next door''. I also loved Angel. It's kinda a remake of an old Juice Newton song. I'm not a fan of hers, my dad was.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Impressive!

    I bought this album for the songs already released on the radio, but am even more pleased with the other songs on the album. Each song's got a unique sound and is absolutely wonderful. You can't help but be put in a better mood listening to his voice and beats. A must have in any CD collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    This Shaggy CD is great. It has many of his songs. The best being angel and it wasn't me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shaggy

    Shaggy is an amazing artist! I recently noticed his talent in his new and popular hit, '' It Wasn't Me''. From the second you hear this song it kind of captures the mind and you can't help but enjoy it!!! Though his lyrics aren't the nicest his songs are wonderful. I would definently snag this cd!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Music that ShAg'S

    I love the song ''It wasnt me'' they play it here in my state all the time! the first time i heard it was on the bus on the way to my basketball game! All the girls on my bus were singing it as well as me!! it's a great song and i ''angel'' is cool too, This is defintily the CD i want! So when i get it and my mom is yelling at me i can just say '' It wasnt' Me'' Ü

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unknown

    waz upie??? this is a very good cd!!! It is a must buy. Shaggy's two hit singles, Angel and It wasn't me are great!!!

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