Hit makers Sly and Robbie certainly have the formula, producing the right sounds for the break out female act. The hit factor is transparent on the latest single titled, Big Man.
The Taxi Gang production carries a contagious beat, reminiscent of the hard pumping dawn of dancehall with a modern day twist. The rhythm laid a fantastic foundation for the veteran deejay to drop his signature raspy vocals.
The hard core deejays blended well; both are infamous for lyrically expressing their sexuality on the dancehall stage. They make a perfect pair on the Big Man track as Shabba throws hot lyrics at Danielle who responds with fiery lines of her own. “It came so natural, I didn’t have to put on a show or try to embody a character in that booth. The style of the song is just me and everyone knows that Shabba can bring it slow and sexy or as raw as ever”, said Danielle. “It’s a blessing to work with such an icon. He used authentic dancehall music to break down many doors, a challenge tried by so many”, she continued.
Big Man has already invaded the airwaves with critics raving on the records anticipated success. The enthusiastic feedback has accelerated plans for the video. The blue print is a done deal and shooting is scheduled to begin soon.
Shabba Ranks has a track record for winning collaborations backed by a slow groove: House call featuring Maxi Priest, Mr. Lover Man featuring Deborahe Glasgow, Slow and Sexy featuring Johnny Gill and Twice My Age featuring Crystal are all testimonies. He has won two Grammy Awards in the category, Best Reggae Album in 1991 and 1992. His Epic Records album, As Raw As Ever was the first reggae album to top the Billboard’s R&B Chart.