Orville Burrell, best known the world over by his stage name Shaggy, has opened up in a recent interview with New York Times, openly discussing his charitable work, the profane lyrics to some of his songs, living vicariously through Shaggy… and his unique solution to forging peace in the Middle East.
Shaggy’s celebrity status gives him a platform, to affect the world positively. He came from nothing so wants to give back and does so by building homes and hospitals in poor regions around the world.
He also wants to use reggae to end terrorism: “If you’re able to cut a man’s head off, you’re sick. But right, music evokes emotion. So if they’re listening to Shaggy music or reggae music, they’re not going to want to cut somebody’s head off”. Of course.
As Mr Boombastic elaborates further: ““There’re two thing you want to do when you listen to reggae: You get somebody pregnant, or you’re f–king high. High people don’t want to kill nothing; they want to love. They need to bag some Jamaican weed and distribute it amongst ISIS. I guarantee there won’t be any more wars out there … Throw some Bob Marley up in there and there’ll be peace.”
(via The Military Times]