If you were to ask a Generation Z or Centennial to tell you what Maxi Priest was famous for, they would probably stare back at you with a blank look, and tell you he was a pastor or something.
The 58 year old reggae artist is back on the airwaves for all you Generation X and Y babies. He takes you back on a 90’s nostalgia music trip with his new track ‘I’m Alright’ with legendary Shaggy. As if he is just letting his fans know that he is alive and well, he shines with Shaggy in another reggae fusion track he was well known for throughout the nineties.
Maxi Alfred Elliot, popularly known as Maxi Priest was born in Lewisham, London England. His parents originally from Jamaica, moved over to England in pursuit of a better life with the family. With musical influences from Jamaica and England, Maxi was able to create a unique sound with his music and was one of the pioneering artists who were able to fuse the RnB and reggae genres in what is now termed reggae fusion.
This new track has the signature Maxi sound and is a treat for the ‘Wild World’ and ‘Close to You’ fans of old. He teams up with Shaggy once again as he did in 1996 with their hit song ‘That Girl’ which peaked at 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the United States. The pair roll back the years with a track that has all the reggae sounds you can think of. The fast paced track is a breath of fresh air and will surely get their fans excited with a feeling of 90s nostalgia.
Shaggy and Maxi at 51 and 58 respectively are still able to show the youth how it’s done. Age is clearly nothing but a number. As footy pundits say ‘form is temporary but class is permanent’. Kudos to the pair and I am sure they will still be able to garner fans from the younger generation with this new jam.