mister lover is back on top. after ‘oh carolina’ and ‘boombastic’, shaggy overtakes the international top ten with ‘it wasn’t me’. the secret of shaggy’s success lies in his past. when he was eighteen he moved from jamaica to brooklyn. richard burrel orville, aka shaggy, firstly messed new york’s dancehall scene up as selector at block parties, continuing, with his non-recurring base voice as dj. mr boombastic learned in his four years as a marine at the us navy discipline and how shit war is. after the gulf war, where he was at the front line, shaggy knew that his future lay in music. back in new york, he wrote with producer sting his first hit ‘oh carolina’. the dancehall star is still a hot blooded jamaican, with citizenship and houses on the island. when he feels homesick, he goes for a stroll on church avenue in east flatbush, brooklyn. there you find everything from food to 7 inch singles, what the caribbean heart craves for. and for ten years, shaggy has visited the same barber shop ‘styles’ for the extra sharp cut. if you are looking for reggea and dancehall in new york during the week, you should check club 2i’s. on sundays and mondays you find here the only original riddims and basslines for the new yorker dancehall massive.

church avenue
east flatbush
subway station church avenue

club 2i's
248 west street 14th street
10011 ny,ny


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