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Shaggy : Hot Shot
Boombastic man fails to capitalise on Number One
The thing is, one amusing hit doesn't necessarily equal a decent album. 'Hot Shot', which has already sold over three million copies in America, is like the single but without all the funny, catchy singing (from Ricardo 'RikRok' Ducent). Obviously realising the monotony of his droning reggae-rap, Shaggy ropes in more guest artists like T-Lo ('Lonely Lover'), Samantha Cole ('Luv Me, Luv Me') and even Michael Jackson (who's best disco moment 'Shake Your Body Down' is sampled on 'Dance & Shout'), but it never works quite as well. Instead, this is largely the sound of a man clawing desperately at the charts by diluting reggae with pop frothiness.
Please, Shaggy, let this be the last time.
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