Though his popularity has dwindled a bit, Shaggy was once a popular voice heard on the airwaves. But, before he became a well known R&B and reggae artist, he was known as Orville Burrell. In 1988 he joined the U.S. Marines and served in the Gulf War. After this experience, Shaggy became more grounded and even more committed to making music. In 1993 he released his debut album and things only went up from there.