DJ Cassidy is preparing for the newest island-themed chapter of his popular Pass the Mic: BET After Party series, which will include Shaggy, Super Cat, and Maxi Priest.
Shaggy, Super Cat, and Maxi Priest
Celebrity deejay DJ Cassidy is gearing up for his ninth episode of DJ Cassidy's Pass the Mic: BET After Party as the 53rd NAACP Image Awards prepares to recognize creative talents. As a method to capture human connection and pay respect to his idols in the music industry, his concept for merging artists and the audience initially premiered during the pandemic in 2020.
Cassidy, who is normally seen in the DJ booth at the most sought events for celebrities such as Diddy, the Obamas, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez, claims that the forthcoming Pass the Mic will be even bigger than the last one and will focus on the renowned reggae music.
In a interview with People Magazine, DJ Cassidy stated....
"From Jamaica to England to Canada to the United States, I'm going to pass the mic to those prolific artists that have defined reggae culture over the past four decades," says Cassidy, "influencing not only reggae, but hip-hop, R&B, and pop music on a global scale."
"This installment of Pass the Mic is a testament to the massive influence of reggae music." he says.
Despite Cassidy's refusal to provide the whole guest list, he does hint that the event would feature more than 20 performers, including Shaggy, one of reggae's most recognizable voices. Shaggy, a "global superstar" from Kingston, Jamaica, best known for his 2000 hit track "It Wasn't Me," epitomizes the actual core of Reggae culture, according to Cassidy.
According to Cassidy, "Shaggy transformed reggae's global influence. "It's safe to say I've played a Shaggy record at every party I've ever rocked." Cassidy's show will also feature dancehall legend Super Cat and British reggae artist Maxi Priest.
"I never imagined in my wildest dreams that this concept would capture the imagination of so many people so profoundly with so much emotion," he says of Pass the Mic, which has featured more than 200 music stars singing along to their hits over the past couple of years. "It's as if we are literally singing along with our musical heroes. There's never been something so intimate, yet so epic at the same time."
Cassidy's Pass the Mic special will run on BET immediately following the 53rd NAACP Image Awards on February 26 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.