As a lover of women, it was only a matter of time before Shaggy crafted an entire album dedicated to the fairer sex.
As a lover of women, it was only a matter of time before Shaggy crafted an entire album dedicated to the fairer sex. The result is an at times cheesy, but overall enjoyable affair. Lackluster lead single "Hey Sexy Lady," which features Brian and Tony Gold, with its touches of tango and pop, didn't quite do it at radio. However, all is not lost, especially when Shaggy turns his attention to more traditional dancehall and reggae fare, as he does on "Hookie Jookie" and "We Are the Ones," respectively. The Barrington Levy-fronted "Full Control," a likely favorite amongst dancehall purists, finds the artist going back to his roots with impressive results. The melodic vibe of "Strength of a Woman" is poised to be the album's anthemic moment.—RH