Near the end of 2013, Shaggy released his 12th studio album entitled “Out of Many, One Music”. Although an intriguing title, I hadn’t really listened to very much Shaggy after his “Boombastic” album in 1995. For some reason, I just felt like he had become far too commercial and was making his music for a different audience altogether. As a result, I largely ignored the release of this album, but in hindsight that may have been a mistake.
Recently, I noticed a tweet that Shaggy had released an official music video for a song called “Bridges” featuring Chronixx. Since I’m a big Chronixx fan, I took the bait and clicked the link. Within 30 seconds, I was hooked! I was really super impressed with this song, and began looking up the track list for Shaggy’s album. I was stunned to see the list of all the artists he had collaborated with on this album, not to mention that it was produced by the legendary Sly & Robbie. The album cover also shows the list of featured artists, which can be seen below:
After hearing this tune, and the instant credibility these artists and producers give the album means I’m going to have to give it a listen. In the meantime, check out the video for the song “Bridges” below. Looks like it was stitched together using footage from the Uprising Festival in Slovakia where Shaggy and Chronixx actually took the stage together for the first time. Respect.