As part of a running performance series hosted by Rolling Stone, an unlikely trio was formed when recent collaborators Sting and the Last Bandoleros’ Jerry Fuentes joined Reggae star Shaggy for a three-song set.
The Jamaica native star launched the exhibition by syncing himself up with Sting, before starting his fresh, edition of the 2000 hit “Angel.” With limited resources at hand, the 68-year-old rocker provided guitar and vocal accompaniment where Rayvon originally made his unforgettable impression. Midway through the song, Shaggy took the opportunity to go off-script and send a message to those listening from home: “I’m telling everybody to stay inside. Make sure you stay quarantined…. Stay corona-free.”
Next up, Fuentes dialed in via his computer screen on acoustic guitar, giving a backdrop to the Grammy-winning vocalist’s 2000 breakout hit “It Wasn’t Me” before concluding the mini-set with an acoustic cover of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue.” During that track, Shaggy plugged his upcoming project, Hot Shot 2020, slated for release on June 12th. The album will contain a special revamped rendition of “It Wasn’t Me” featuring Rayvon. Check out the full video below.
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