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Was it him?
I get a little sad because it made me feel old that "It Wasn’t Me" was the song to reference him by and not "Boombastic". I guess it was the bigger hit for him, just not for me 😛
I forget that he served in the Marines sometimes.
Didn’t he also sing Angel? I think it was pretty popular back then.
This should be on /r/oldschoolcelebs, not /r/historyporn
When I hear Shaggy, I always think of the koala yelling shaggy in american dad.
The sound of his voice always makes me think he should be so much bigger
This is not what I thought he would look like based on how his voice sounds.
He was a Marine? He’s showing his appreciation all across the nation.
I recently heard an interview with him from the early 2000s.
He killed in the first Iraq war for the US. He said he spent his time typing in coordinates into a large artillery gun that told the machine where to launch and drop large shells and bombs to kill Iraqis.
It took away a lot of the "Mr. Cool, Ladies’ Man, Lover, Nice Guy" vibe I had of him when I found out that he murdered strangers for money in such a mechanical, disconnected, cold-hearted way like that, just for money.
Can you imagine pushing buttons to kill strangers just because someone payed you to do it?
It’s really disgusting to think about.
My dad, who was in artillery at the time, served with him in the Gulf War. Said he was really chill but his voice that he did in songs was bullshit. Kinda obvious but pretty cool story he has.
great story about how the song came to be a number one hit:
Commited war crime? Wasn’t Me!
If you haven’t seen his NPR Tiny Desk concert with Sting I highly recommend it
You guys should ask our president if he values this work😀
boombastic was inspired by the sounds of mortars
"When asked about the picture, Shaggy invoked the Shaggy defense."
Off topic: is ‘it wasn’t me’ a bigger hit/better remembered than ‘mr boombastic’?
If you ask his son Robb bank$ then it was him
I was devasted when I found out his accent was fake
They caught me shamming in the barracks.
It wasn’t me.
Half stepping in formation.
Caught sleeping in the rack.
ND on the range.
Could I get a modified version with a red circle around the football? I’m having trouble seeing that…
To be a true playa you got to know how to play
TIL Shaggy has served our country more than the Trumps
He recently did a collaboration album with Sting and it is actually amazing: https://youtu.be/bdneye4pzMw
I saw him on a panel show once. He’s really soft-spoken when he’s not singing.
Look at that smoulder, Tyra banks would be proud.
I didn’t know that song was about war crimes “it wasn’t me”. Good to know.
I love this picture. In 1991 I was in 7th or 8th grade and "Operation Desert Storm" had just started. I remember being in the boys locker room getting ready for basketball practice when I heard the news that we (the united states) had gone to war. I was filled with many emotions. Concern, dread, wonder- it was confusing. I remember coming to school the next day and the teacher talking to us about what was going on and what we could do as students to help. She told us that we should bring with us to school this week things that we thought the soldiers over-seas could use to fill their time and remind them of home. These things would be boxed up and sent to them. I thought footballs would be a great idea so my mother and I went to the toy store and bought a bunch of footballs and i brought them to school that week. Sure enough everything went into boxes and then disappeared. There have been times over the years in my life when I thought back to those footballs. Had they reached the troops? Did they really make it all the way to kuwait or iraq??? Did troops really throw my gifted footballs around? I know there were probably hundreds of thousands of footballs sent overseas during that time, but, it’s fun to think that maybe that football right there in this picture held by our beloved Shaggy is one that i might have sent.
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