Shaggy was born Orville Richard Burrell in Jamaica, and after moving to New York at 18, he would soon enlist in the Marines. Two years into service he deployed with the 10th Marine Regiment to the Persian Gulf, and he looks back at that time as one of the building blocks of discipline that helped launch him into super-stardom into the world of Dancehall and Reggae music. Semper Fi … or in English, “Always Loyal,” sums up a true motto for our guest as a Marine who served overseas and as a faithful artist who continues to serve all of his fans across the globe.
"None of us are pure. I'm a hybrid guy. I'm a hybrid in music, in life, in race" says Marine Veteran Orville Richard Burrell, the two-time GRAMMY winning Dancehall and Reggae artist - Shaggy. Join the conversation on hybrids: Military and Music, Jamaica and America, Black and White, and brotherhood overseas and on the stage.