Summer in Kingston

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Summer in Kingston
Studio album by Shaggy
Released 19 July 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Reggae, dancehall, pop rap
Length 27:52
35:21 (Lava edition)
Label Ranch Entertainment
Shaggy chronology
Shaggy & Friends
(2011)
Summer in Kingston
(2011)
Rise
(2012)
Singles from Summer in Kingston
  1. "Fired Up (Fuck the Rece$$ion!)"
    Released: 8 March 2011
  2. "Sugarcane"
    Released: 16 July 2011
  3. "Dame"
    Released: 8 February 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]

Summer in Kingston is the tenth studio album released by Jamaican dancehall artist Shaggy.

Background[edit]

The album was first released via digital download on 19 July 2011, containing a total of eight tracks.[3] Shaggy described the album as a "Summer follow-up" to Shaggy & Friends, which was released in January 2011. The album was mostly produced by Shaggy. The album's lead single, "Fired Up (Fuck the Rece$$ion!)", was released on 8 March 2011, and features vocals from Cuban rapper Pitbull. The album's second single, "Sugarcane", was released just three days prior to the album, and was produced by Teflon, formerly of hip-hop's Ruff Ryders Crew, and the producer of Eve's worldwide smash hit "Who's That Girl". The album was priced at $2.99 for a limited time through iTunes, Amazon and other major digital outlets, however, this promotion ended on Labor Day. In 2012, Shaggy announced plans to release a 'Lava edition' of the album on 7 February 2012, this time being issued both physically and via digital download. The 'Lava edition' will be preceded by the album's third single, a new version of "Dame" featuring Kat Deluna. The 'Lava edition' contains two brand new songs - "Hurting" and "She Gives Me Love", featuring Sly & Robbie.

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Just Another Girl" (featuring Tarrus Riley) Orville Burrell, Rand Ralph Van Rheenen, Tarrus Riley, Teflon, Sheldon M. Harris Teflon, Shaggy 2:56
2. "Sugarcane"   Andre Fennell, Orville Burrell, Teflon, Sheldon M. Harris Teflon, Shaggy 3:27
3. "Dame" (featuring Celia) Andre Fennell, Costi Ioniță, Dimitriu Silviu Aurelian, Monica Oana Radu, Orville Burrell Costi Ioniță 3:13
4. "Feeling Alive" (featuring Agent Sasco) A. Mazin, Agent Sasco, Djamel Fezari, Kore, Orville Burrell Shaggy 3:23
5. "End of the World (Drink Up)"   Andre Fennell, Orville Burrell, Teflon, Sheldon M. Harris Teflon, Shaggy 3:10
6. "Soldiers Story" (featuring Jaiden) James Roston, Orville Burrell, Ricardo Ducent, Shaun Pizzonia Shaggy 3:47
7. "Fired Up (Fuck the Rece$$ion!)" (featuring Pitbull) Andre Fennell, Costi Ioniță, Orville Burrell Shaggy 3:18
8. "The Only One (Lie to Me)" (featuring Jaiden) Andre Fennell, Andrew Bassford, Jaiden, Orville Burrell, Shaun Pizzonia Shaggy 4:36

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