Shaggy Similar Artists

Beenie Man - 87% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sean Paul - 70% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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Mr. Vegas - 67% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Clifford Smith, 1975, St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies. Smith spent his adolescence nurturing his soccer skills, and his tackling proficiency led to the nickname of Vegas, a reference to the twisting skills of the go-go dancers at the local Las Vegas Club. Smith began his musical career in 1986 when he visited a recording studio in Kingston. His recording career was put on h Read more

Maxi Priest - 56% match to Shaggy

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Max Alfred Elliott, 10 June 1962, Lewisham, London, England. Former carpenter Maxi Priest established himself as a hugely successful crossover reggae artist in the late 80s. Named by his mother after her fondness for Max Bygraves, Elliott took his new name upon his conversion to Rastafarianism (from Priest Levi, one of the figureheads of the 12 tribes of Israel). He made his Read more

Inner Circle - 54% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Inner Circle first emerged in the early 70s playing gigs at holiday hotels in Jamaica. The group comprised brothers Ian and Roger Lewis (guitars) and three future members of Third World, Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore (6 April 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies), Richard Daley and Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper. As Third World reassembled, the Lewis brothers recruited drumm Read more

Kevin Lyttle - 54% match to Shaggy

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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Lescott Kevin Lyttle Coombs, 14 September 1976, Kingstown, St. Vincent, West Indies. Singer Lyttle is best known for ‘Turn Me On’, one of the biggest soca hits of the new millennium and an astonishing crossover success in the mainstream pop charts. Lyttle began performing at the age of 14 as a dancer with his uncle’s band. He also began performing in a vocal g Read more

Anthony B - 53% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae
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Buju Banton - 53% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mark Anthony Myrie, 15 July 1973, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Banton was raised in Denham Town and began to learn the craft of the DJ at the age of 13 with the Rambo Mango and Sweet Love sound systems. The name Buju, meaning breadfruit, was given to him by his mother when he was a baby because of his chubbiness. DJ Clement Irie introduced him to Robert Ffrench, who produ Read more

Shabba Ranks - 48% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rexton Rawlston Gordon, 17 January 1966, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies. Ranks’ family moved from a country parish to Kingston when he was eight. By the age of 12 he was learning from DJs such as General Echo, Brigadier Jerry, Yellowman and Josey Wales. Ranks served his apprenticeship with the Roots Melody sound system under Admiral Bailey, and recorded his debut, ‘ Read more

Bounty Killer - 46% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ini Kamoze - 46% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil Campbell, 9 October 1957, Port Maria, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies. Although he enjoyed huge crossover success in the mid-90s, Kamoze was already a veteran on the reggae scene. His debut single ‘World Affairs’ was released in 1981. On the strength of this track and other singles he soon became known as the Voice Of Jamaica. His reputation brought him to the Read more

Lady Saw - 46% match to Shaggy

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Marion Hall, 18 September 1972, St. Mary’s, Jamaica, West Indies. Lady Saw began chatting on the microphone at the age of 15. Being located some distance from the recording studios, she served an apprenticeship on local sound systems before appearing on vinyl. Inspired by the popularity of the slackness style, she performed lewd songs, which earned her a reputation as a Read more

Tarrus Riley - 42% match to Shaggy

Genres: R&B / Soul Reggae
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Sizzla - 41% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Miguel Orlando Collins, 17 April 1977, Jamaica, West Indies. Sizzla served his musical apprenticeship on the Caveman Hi-Fi sound system, and in 1995 he released his debut through Zagalou before joining the Firehouse crew. He released a number of singles in Jamaica, notably ‘Judgement Morning’, ‘Lifes Road’, ‘Blaspheme’ and a combination with Sha Read more

Stephen Marley - 41% match to Shaggy

Genres: Reggae
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