Foxy Brown, Noreaga, and Pras of The Fugees are a few of the folks lending their talents to Jamaican dancehall reggae artist Spragga Benz.
Benz’ upcoming LP, titled “Fully Loaded,” features Foxy Brown trading verses with Spragga on a song called “Too Stoosh.” Foxy also makes a cameo in the video for the Jamaican toaster’s first single, “Wey Ya Say Star.” That clip also features appearances from Noreaga, Fugee member Pras, Shinehead, and dancehall queen Lady Saw (who also appears on the album on track called “Backshot”).
This isn’t Spragga Benz’s first brush with hip-hop’s finest, as last year he scored a club hit with his song “No Way,” which was remixed over Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hand Where My Eyes Can See.” Spragga also chimed in on Wyclef Jean’s song “All The Girls” from ’Clef’s “Carnival” album.
Known to his parents as Carlton Grant, Jamaican-born Spragga Benz originally began toasting on a dare from fellow reggae rapper Buju Banton and has been
performing for nearly a decade since.
Spragga has two previous albums under his belt: 1994’s “Jack It Up” and 1995’s “Uncommonly Smooth.”
“Fully Loaded” is set for an April 25 release, and he will appear at the HMV Record Store in New York’s Times Square the same day.