Over a decade later, I knew that Shaggy was still a viable and relevant artist, partly because he was doing big things like headlining the first reggae music show at the Brooklyn hotspot The Barclay Center, appearing on Big Morning Buzz Live, and starting his second record label, Ranch Entertainment. But I wanted to see if he still had “it” — that “it” factor I saw and was taken in by as I watched him on the television performing for the musical elite at the bright beginning of his musical career.
Fast forward to Tuesday night at B.B. Kings, and there were a few things in the air, including excitement. The show started about an hour late, but the crowd didn’t seem to mind — they were quite content imbibing, profiling, and grinding to the tunes put on blast by the onstage deejay, also known in the world of reggae as the selector. I was already two beers in when Shaggy and Dahved took to the stage and greeted the amped up audience.
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