Shaggy Quotes

Who is Shaggy?

Orville Richard Burrell CD is a Jamaican singer and rapper known by his stage name Shaggy.

Born October 22, 1968

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“I cleaned many a toilet.”

“A lot of true Jamaican artists don't understand the importance of radio so tend not to tap into that as a result.”

“After I made 'Oh Carolina' in the 1990s, the record company wanted me to copy that sound, and I refused.”

“Although sometimes I know it seems impossible, there ain't no need in drowning in your sorrow. If things are as bad as they can be, you can be sure there'll be a brighter tomorrow.”

“America is a symbol of freedom – it's a symbol of democracy – and if that is threatened, we have to take this platform and use it to be a voice for the voiceless.”

“Even my mom is calling me Shaggy now, which is weird, because Shaggy is more like a character that I play. Shaggy is flamboyant; he's cocky. And I can't live that twenty-four hours a day – hell, no.”

“Gays and lesbians should have the same rights as anybody else, and when they're in Jamaica, they do have the same rights.”

“I came to the Unites States and realised I had a knack for coming up with rhymes and lyrics.”

“I fought for the U.S. government. I live in New York. I pay taxes in America.”

“I fought for this country.”

“I get called everything from 'Mr Boombastic' to 'Mr Lover Lover' to 'Mr It Wasn't Me.' It's whatever is hot at that point.”

“I go to bed late, and I wake up early; in this game, to win it, you have to do that. The military prepared me to do that: you go to bed late and wake up early.”

“I got the name in primary school because my hair was shaggy. And I didn't like it; I thought it was derogatory.”

“I got to prove myself all the time. And that's good. It makes you stronger.”

“I have a festival called Shaggy and Friends, which is a charity event to raise funds for a hospital.”

“I have to be me, which is, don't like a lot of crowds, don't like a lot of attention – kind of being by myself.”

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“The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone’s concern and like vampires they suck our life’s blood.”


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“I just do what sounds good to me, and people seem to like it.”

“I just think, as a people in general, we should always look at ourselves as the underdog, so we should always go harder than the next person.”

“I live in Kingston. When I tell people I live in Kingston, they start fearing for my life. People ask me if I have Internet in Jamaica. Like, seriously?”

“I prefer working with artists who are prepared to get down in the dungeons and get the job done.”

“I really didn't think I was going to make records to where I make a living out of it.”

“I think that anybody, once we leave Jamaica, automatically, any citizen becomes an ambassador for the flag, for Jamiaca. It's a country that's so rich in culture. We even have a bobsled team, and we ain't even got snow. We do everything in extreme.”

“I used to do three or four songs a day, just write them – boom, boom, boom, and done – because of how spontaneous I was.”

“I want to build a fanbase. I want people to like my albums even more so than singles.”

“I would never be about waking up early and do morning radio and TV back to back had I not been in the military, where they are throwing a garbage can in the middle of my squad bed at 5 o'clock in the morning for four years straight.”

“I'm inspired by day to day life, things that people go through, things that make people tick. Everybody has a story, so you try to put stories into songs and try to make it as entertaining as possible.”

“I'm not the guy to get big record company budgets. My budget is Britney Spears' catering money.”

“I'm one of those artists that nobody ever sees coming. We started with Virgin in 1993. If you look at the climate of that time in reggae and you were to pick the top five people that'd have a shot at having mainstream success, I was nowhere in that equation at all.”

“I'm still amazed at how the universe works.”

“I'm used to people not getting it. I'll make amazing music, but it's convincing people that it's amazing – that's the problem.”

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“I used to do three or four songs a day, just write them – boom, boom, boom, and done – because of how spontaneous I was.”


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