"I loved it, there's not a bad seat in the house," he said of the arena. "As big as it is, you feel like your're in a small theatre. It's wonderful. Well-done." For him, the Sounds of Reggae Concert is special for two reasons.
"We're a big West Indian community in Brooklyn, so we have to make our present felt," Shaggy said. "and two, it's Jamaica's 50th anniversary...and that makes it even more special."
When asked about his position as an unofficial ambassador for Jamaica, Shaggy remained modest, while noting his pride in his roots.
"I think that anybody once they leave Jamaica, automatically become an ambassador for the flag of Jamaica. It's a country that's so rich in culture," he said. "We even have a bobsled team, and we ain't even got snow. We do everything in extreme."