Jamaican Superstar Shaggy has weighed in on the recent verzuz battle between Dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man.
In a lengthy instagram post, while congratulating Beenie Man and Bounty Killer on the success of the latest verzuz battle, which has been considered the best thus far, Shaggy noted that the battle was a boost for our spirits, tourism, our economy, our music, and most importantly brand Jamaica.
He said “fans worldwide were greeted with a cultural experience of epic proportions as best as it could be delivered in these covid times”.
Shaggy noted however, that “these two legends are still unable to travel freely to represent our brand globally, because they are without visas. The entertainer called on Jamaicans to rally and push for them to be granted permits”.
He called on the US Embassy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Culture Minister Olivia Grange to “get involve for the sake of the culture, our music and our economy”.
Close to half a million tuned in to the verzuz battle on Instagram Saturday night, to watch the battle, curated by super producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
Shaggy also hailed the efforts of Solid Agency’s Sharon Burke for her impact and contribution to the local music industry.