Recording Artists Shaggy and Sting are pretty busy these days. From showing up at The Grammys, to Hot 97, to even Super Bowl 52, they’re making their presence felt in 2018. With their joint Album “44/876” on the way, they don’t want you to wait too long for it. Funny enough, they’ve released the visual for the single people were waiting a while for, “Don’t Make Me Wait“. Directed by famed Director Gil Green, and shot in Kingston, the duo can be seen passing through Fleet Street, jamming away in Half Way Tree, drinking and shooting Pool at a Bar, and ending it with an appearance at a Street Dance. While some of the video is a bit cliche, we’re treated to a very colourful visual for a dope song. If “Don’t Make Me Wait” is a hit, we can’t wait to hear the rest of the project come April 20. For now, check out the video below!
The 60th Grammy Awards event was a memorable one for many. While some went home with awards, there were others who got “robbed“, and others performed and made an impact. It was all fun when Host James Corden teamed up with International Recording Artists Shaggy and Sting for a special version of “Carpool Karaoke“. With the location of the Grammys being in New York, they took it to the Subway to perform a 3 man version of Shaggy and Sting’s new single, “Don’t Make Me Wait“. The performance was met with boos however as passengers weren’t enjoying Corden’s contribution. Being persistent, Corden continued to perform with them only to end up with a bloody nose.
The 2nd half of Shaggy & Sting’s appearance found them being introduced at the Grammys by Corden for a real performance of their new single. It first kicked off with Sting performing his classic “Englishman In New York” which followed by Shaggy appearing onstage later. With many mistaking Shaggy for Rapper Jim Jones because of his appearance, the performance was an awesome one, and definitely had people looking forward to their “44/876” project which has a April 20 release date. Check out the videos below!
If you’re a fan of Dancehall Music, then you’re familiar with the art of Clashing. Seen as a way to bring out the best or worst lyrically in an Artist, we get to witness this event when tensions rise and the #1 spot in Dancehall is at a free for all stage. Over the years, the clashing season usually starts around late Summer/early Autumn where Artists call out each other in hopes of them sharing the stage and facing off at “The Greatest One Night Show On Earth” a.k.a. Sting, the yearly Dancehall event held on Boxing Day in Jamaica. Some of the greatest clashes included Ninja Man vs Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man vs Bounty Killa, and Vybz Kartel vs Mavado. While many never make it to Sting, they still manage to help put an upcoming or established Artist on the radar, or give an Artist their walking papers. In recent years, clashing has been on a decline. With the recent announcement of a no show for Sting 2016, the question I ask is, “Will Clashing Still Be A Thing In 2017?”.
Boxing Day 2015, saw Dancehall Icon Mr. Lexx dominating the stage of the biggest show in Dancehall, Sting. The Recording Artist ended 2015 on a high note with this impressive, high energy and truly unforgettable performance. Mr. Lexx performed alongside longtime friend and Recording Artiste, General B, and both captured their audience with exceptional delivery.
Mr. Lexx impressed the crowd with hits after hits after hits as they cheered him on. Mr. Lexx stated, “The Sting performance was really good. We (General B and I) didn’t do what we rehearsed on stage as the vibes of the crowd called for a change but never the less we killed it.”
This performance comes only a few days after his four week appearance on the Boom Badda Dan Road Show ended, which saw the artiste performing in different Parishes across the island. Mr. Lexx is now laying the foundation for what he hopes will be a fruitful 2016. For the new year, Mr. Lexx plans on recording for a few local and International producers and he will be releasing his much anticipated album.
The “Cook” Artiste will also be focusing on his own Jiggy House Production label to cement his name in the business as a noted producer as well. He will be working on the “Wet Rag Riddim” featuring Beenie Man, Bling Dawg, Vershon, Devina Burn and many more.
Mr. Lexx has other exciting news about his career and urges his fans to look out for many more things to come from him. “Mr. Lexx always have new things up his sleeves as I will be claiming 2016.”
With yesterday’s staging of Sting 2015 receiving not so stellar reviews from some attendees, I thought for the final “Oldies Sunday” of 2015 I’d feature one of the earlier shows. In Sting 1991, there were performances from the likes of Frankie Paul (who wasn’t able to attend last night’s event due to ailments), Tony Rebel, Shine Head, Culture, Freddie McGregor, and of course a clash between Ninja Man and SuperCat. If you’re one of the disappointed members, maybe this earlier staging can brush away some bad vibes. Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.