Shaggy and Friends 2018 Benefit Concert Star-Studded Lineup

The Shaggy and Friends 2018 benefit concert boast a star-studded lineup of local and international stars.

The concert will be held tonight (January 6) on the lawns of Jamaica House in St. Andrew starting at 8 pm. Tickets range from US$30 to over US$200 and don’t worry, every cent will go towards the Bustamante Hospital for Children ICU unit. There will be no live stream for the event this year unlike previous years, so you can stay tuned to Dancehallhiphop.com for coverage of the charity event.

The lineup for this year’s show features some big names both locally and internationally including Sting, Fetty Wap, Wyclef Jean, Doug E. Fresh, Aidonia, Barrington Levy, Wayne Wonder, Third World and Shaggy himself. There may also be some special guest artists on the show just like previous years.

The best part about the concert is that it’s proceeds will go towards the leading Children’s hospital in the Caribbean, the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Shaggy has been support the hospital for years through the concert which has already raised over US$1.5 million in funding for the institution. “We are as committed to this project as we were when we first staged Shaggy & Friends in 2009,” Shaggy said. “If anything, the fire is burning even brighter. This project has taken over a part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It is a great experience to be able to partner with our patrons, sponsors, other organisations and dedicated individuals to save the lives of children – our future.”

Shaggy and Friends 2018 full lineup: Shaggy, Sting, Wyclef Jean, Fetty Wap, Doug E. Fresh, Aidonia, Third World, Bunji Garlin, Christopher Martin, Shaka Demus & Pliers, Barrington Levy, Shenseea, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Ding Dong, Fay-Ann Lyons, Junior Reid, Dexta Daps, Professor Nuts.

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Watch Shaggy and Friends 2018 Live Stream Here

You can watch Shaggy and Friends benefit concert live stream below.

The benefit concerts features an all-star lineup of international and local artists including Shaggy himself, Sting, Fetty Wap, Wyclef Jean, Doug E. Fresh, Aidonia, Barrington Levy, Wayne Wonder, Third World, Christopher Martin, Shenseea, Shaka Demus & Plies, and more. The concert is being held on the lawns of Jamaica House in St. Andrew.

The best part of the annual concert is that 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Bustamante Hospital for Children, an institution that Shaggy and his Make a Difference Foundation adopted since the show’s inception in 2009. Since then the reggae/dancehall star has raised over US$1.5 million for the institution which was used to remodel and buy much needed medical equipment for the hospitals.

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Shaggy and Wyclef Jean Performing At Stone Love Anniversary Show: Watch

Shaggy and Wyclef Jean took the stage together last weekend at Stone Love Anniversary concert 2017.

The former Fugees frontman is currently in Jamaica for a big performance at the upcoming benefit concert Shaggy & Friends set for January 6 on the lawns of Jamaica House in Kingston. The show saw an all-star lineup including performances from I-Octane, Mavado, Sizzla, and Aidonia. During his set, Shaggy called out his surprised guest Wyclef who was met with loud cheers from the audience.

“Listen ya’ll looking at me as Wyclef the Haitian, but I was raised with the Jamaicans, you don’t believe because am a true MC,” Wyclef sings before spitting some lyrics in Spanish, French and Japanese. Clef is one of the most recognized names in music out of the Caribbean. He shot to fame in the 90s as one third of the Fugees which comprised of Lauryn Hill and Pras. The group cemented their place in hip hop as one of the greatest rap groups of all-time.

You will have a chance to see the legendary singer live this weekend at Shaggy & Friends benefit concert. Now you can get an idea of whats to come from this clip of Wyclef and Shaggy performing at the 2017 Stone Love Anniversary concert.

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Wyclef Jean Explains Why He Likes Vybz Kartel So Much, Talks Reggae Influence Globally

Wyclef Jean is a big fan of Vybz Kartel and here is why he has so much respect for the incarcerated dancehall icon.

Clef is currently in Jamaica for the upcoming Shaggy and Friends benefit concert this weekend in Kingston. But before he graced the stage, he had a sit down with Winford Williams on OnStage where he opened up about local talents and the heavy usage of reggae/dancehall in mainstream music currently. Despite the heavy sampling of Jamaican music by international acts, very few local artists are making it to the mainstream like Shaggy and Sean Paul did.

“Do you know why I like Vybz Kartel so much,” Wyclef said. “Because he understands this, at the end of the day right, if I can’t sell you a CD right now and you said man Clef can’t sell music no more but guess what I know I can sell you for sure, a Wyclef guitar.”

The former Fugee frontman spoke at length about Caribbean artists talent and their need to understand the music business fully in order to push their careers to the top. “This is what I want kids to understand, the music business is a 360, when you coming in now create a brand, do not be just an artist no more, become a brand,” he said.

Wyclef Jean also spoke about his new album Carnival 3, going on tour next year, and his presidential bid for Haiti. He started out by clearing up some rumors about his foundation Yele Haiti after a New York-based state attorney conducted an investigation over financial irregularities. Clef said that the whole investigation was a smear campaign to take down his presidential bid. The entire interview was well received with the music icon opening up about a lot of topics. You can see him live this weekend at Shaggy and Friends on the lawns of Jamaica House.

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