Summer in Kingston

Summer in Kingston

by Shaggy


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Summer in Kingston

By the time this 2011 EP saw release, dancehall singer Shaggy had become an icon in his homeland, so it's no surprise Summer in Kingston finds him following in the footsteps of Radiohead, at least in the business sense. No corporate pressure here, as this was released on Shaggy's own label, but don't think that big-money sound is gone, as the opening "Just Another Girl" with Tarrus Riley proves that R&B polish is still well within his reach. The following "Sugarcane" is even more slick with a ridiculously catchy chorus to boot, plus a great double-entendre hook ("She had a taste of my sugar cane/And since then she hasn't been the same") that is island humor at its best. "Dame" is the grand kind of global mix you'd expect from Wyclef, while "Fired Up (F*ck the Rece$$ion)" is as fantastic and over the top as its title. Eight tracks and out means this one is just too short to compete with the man's major releases, but otherwise, Shaggy remains as bombastic as ever.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/2012
Label: Ranch Entertainment
UPC: 0020286166818
catalogNumber: 199
Rank: 107669

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shaggy   Primary Artist
Val Douglas   Bass
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Robert Stringer   Trombone
Steven "Lenky" Marsden   Keyboards
Sting International   Bass,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Overdubs
Robert Browne   Guitar,Musician
Zach Lucas   Saxophone
Andre Fennell   Background Vocals,Musician
Andrew Bassford   Guitar
Joel Gonzalez   Trumpet
Denarius "Motesart" Motes   Keyboards,Overdubs
Takemia Haze   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sly Dunbar   Producer
Robbie Shakespeare   Producer
Sting International   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Orville Burrell   Executive Producer
Rob Hitt   Management
Bob McLynn   Management
Kore   Producer
Detonator   Producer
R. Browne   Composer
A. Fennell   Composer
Andre Fennell   Producer
A. Bassford   Composer
R. Ducent   Composer
S. Pizzonia   Composer
Jonathan Daniel   Management
Kamal Evans   Engineer
Michael Prochilo   Producer,Engineer
Leo Pia   Artwork

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