Reggae Icon Shaggy Releases New Audio Book Go de Rass to Sleep

Akashic Books has announced the release of the new Jamaican translation of Go the F*** to Sleep by Reggae Icon Shaggy with the new audio book entitled Go de Rass to Sleep. Read on.

From the Press Release

REGGAE ICON SHAGGY (best known for his hit singles “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me,” and “Angel”) records the audio-book version of the Jamaican patois “translation” of the New York Times, Amazon.com, & Wall Street Journal #1 best seller and worldwide phenomenon, Go the F*** to Sleep:

GO DE RASS TO SLEEP

Written by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes,

translated by Kwame Dawes & Kellie Magnus

Audio-book narrated by Shaggy

Audio-book publication date: June 10, 2014

In June 2011, actor Samuel L. Jackson’s reading of Go the F*** to Sleep redefined the audio book for the Internet-driven 21st century. Samuel L. Jackson’s appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman marked the first time an audio book had been promoted to such a large TV audience, and soon more than one million people had listened to the audio book, which continues to sell thousands of copies every month.

With the publication of Go de Rass to Sleep, audio-book publisher Buck 50 Productions/Urban Audio Books has recruited worldwide reggae superstar to repeat Samuel L. Jackson’s coup, in a Jamaican fashion. Shaggy’s humor and verbal prowess are on full display as he reads the book’s stanzas such as:

Modda puss a hug up har pickney,

Young sheep a lay down wid big sheep.

Yuh wrap up an warm inna yuh bed, putoos,

Beg yuh, go de rass to sleep.

Repeating Islands

Go de Rass to Sleep

Akashic Books has announced the release of the new Jamaican translation of Go the F*** to Sleep by Reggae Icon Shaggy with the new audio book entitled Go de Rass to Sleep. Read on.

From the Press Release

REGGAE ICON SHAGGY (best known for his hit singles “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me,” and “Angel”) records the audio-book version of the Jamaican patois “translation” of the New York Times, Amazon.com, & Wall Street Journal #1 best seller and worldwide phenomenon, Go the F*** to Sleep:

GO DE RASS TO SLEEP

Written by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes,

translated by Kwame Dawes & Kellie Magnus

Audio-book narrated by Shaggy

Audio-book publication date: June 10, 2014

In June 2011, actor Samuel L. Jackson’s reading of Go the F*** to Sleep redefined the audio book for the Internet-driven 21st century. Samuel L. Jackson’s appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman marked the…

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