(Story by Kharid Cameron)
BROOKLYN, NY – Debra Wallace of Stamford, CT, said she drove down to New York early to secure her VIP seat to see her all-time favorite, Mr. Lover Lover, Shaggy who had the crowd in the palm of his hands.
With his high energy performance, the 42-yr old, handsome hunk posessed the same energy as he did in his younger years. His boom-boom-boom waistline jabs still had the ladies screaming and panting for more.
Lady saw had no consideration for the 90 degree plus weather as she sizzled on stage and in the audience while giving her eye opening ‘slack’ performance.
Yellowman drew a few forwards while amusing the spectators with his comedic old time skanks. His hilarious but humble sense of humor along with his slack lyrics was a belly full of laughter for most.
Other artists also captured the audience with their hits and short but entertaining performances. New York’s own Ricky Blaze took me by surprise when a majority of antendees sang along his hit song “just you and I”.
Barrington Levy took us back in time and skanking with his old time hits.
Tanya Stevens had the ladies on her side as she enlightened us on her slick relationship tactics.
Shabba Ranks kicked up, whined and danced around the stage until they pulled the plug due to time issues.
Due to a late state and improper coordination many other artists did not perform as well. R & B artist Bob whose single is currently stinging the airwaves “Aint got Nothing on You” wandered around backstage awaiting his name to be called next to perform. It was never called. Shalli, Toni Matterhorn, Da’ville and Tosh 1 (the last son of the late revolutionary Peter Tosh) also did not get to perform.
He felt bad for the fans who were anxious to see him and stated, “My apologies to all my friends, family and fans that came out to Brooklyn to support the Tosh 1 movement. I was definitely in the building locked and loaded but unfortunatley, due to improper scheduling I was unable to perform. Anyways, stay in tune for more big shows to come all around the globe!! Check the myspace for more details at myspace.com/jahtosh. Thank you all for your continual support. One love and Jah Bless.”
Despite the few potholes throughout the day. George Crooks pulled off another decent show in my opinion. Each artist that did perform did their best in making sure it was a successful and memorable event.