Icon

Icon

by Shaggy
     
 
Without homeland hits like "Church Heathen" on it, Icon doesn't represent the impact dancehall singer Shaggy has had in Jamaica -- where he truly is an "Icon" -- but as a representation of reggae's current king of crossover, this is a splendid release, mostly. Putting "It Wasn't Me," "Boombastic," and "Angel" as the first three tracks

Overview

Without homeland hits like "Church Heathen" on it, Icon doesn't represent the impact dancehall singer Shaggy has had in Jamaica -- where he truly is an "Icon" -- but as a representation of reggae's current king of crossover, this is a splendid release, mostly. Putting "It Wasn't Me," "Boombastic," and "Angel" as the first three tracks means the usual Icon style of front-loading hits is in effect, but those massive numbers are all here, along with the breakthrough number "Oh Carolina" plus the reggae power ballad "Strength of a Woman." Go further into his output and there's heavyweight stuff to be had, but as an introduction to Shaggy by way of the crossover hit, it would be hard to do better than this.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2014
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0600753522790
catalogNumber:
002025302
Rank:
4599

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shaggy   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Lee Oskar   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
C. Miller   Composer
Alexander Richbourg   Composer
C. Taylor   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia   Composer
Orville Burrell   Composer
S. Allen   Composer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
C. Birch   Composer
M. Dickerson   Composer
M. Fletcher   Composer
R. Hammond   Composer
R. Ducent   Composer
R. Dorset   Composer
R. Livingston   Composer
S. Miller   Composer
M. Elliot   Composer
G. Benson   Composer
E. Curtis   Composer
L. Jordan   Composer
Olivia Longott   Composer

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