Shaggy launches new label

Simone Morgan

Friday, March 01, 2013

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APPROXIMATELY 400 guests crammed into Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records on Tuesday for the Red Stripe-sponsored Behind the Screens concert series.

Grammy winner Shaggy was the spotlight artiste. He launched his new record label, Ranch Entertainment, which has already signed deejays Red Fox and deejay GC.

Shaggy also premiered the video for Love Jamaica, his latest song which features Red Fox and GC. The visual for Konshens' Couple also debuted.

With formalities out of the way, Shaggy invited the New
York-reared Red Fox onstage. The latter was later joined by singer Rayvon and they had the audience rocking to Bashment Party, Pull Up and My Bad.

The atmosphere transformed into a musical inferno when Shaggy joined the duo and performed a string of his hits including Mr Boombastic, Strength Of a Woman and Mi Bonafide.

He and Rayvon serenaded two female patrons to their hit song Angel, but the peak of the performances came minutes to 1:00 am when Shaggy
brought veteran deejay Big Youth on stage.

The wiry Rastafarian danced, kicked and gyrated to the delight of the females as he did his hit song, Hit the
Road Jack.

As the show climaxed, Shaggy gave a synopsis of his upcoming album which will have collaborations with Beres Hammond, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley as well as Chronixx.

The Behind The Screens series continues next Tuesday with the featured act being singer
Wayne Wonder.

-- Simone Morgan

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