Boombastic (1995) Betwixt Boombastic's horn samples and clanky production touches in tracks like "Island Lover" and his cover of Mungo Jerry's '70s skiffle oldie "In the Summertime,"… 1995-07-11 Shaggy Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Boombastic (1995)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 11, 1995; Lead Performance: Shaggy; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Betwixt Boombastic's horn samples and clanky production touches in tracks like ''Island Lover'' and his cover of Mungo Jerry's '70s skiffle oldie ''In the Summertime,'' Brooklyn's reggae rapper Shaggy occasionally hints at the lusty humor of his joyous 1993 hit ''Oh Carolina.'' More often, his croaked patois simply succumbs to singsong monotony. B

Originally posted Aug 04, 1995 Published in issue #286 Aug 04, 1995 Order article reprints