2008: In January Shaggy, whose favorite city in Jamaica is Port Antonio, published the official Mascots song for 2008 European Football Championship called "Feel the Rush". The title was the first No. 1 success for seven years for him. The melody was taken from Samims track 'Heater' back from 2007. On 20 June 2008 he reached the officially number one in the German single charts. In February Shaggy was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category "Best Reggae Album".
2010: At the end of the year, Shaggy split from his longtime manager Robert Livinston, and thus left the label Big Yard. Thus, the way was open for the establishment of his new label Ranch Entertainment, together with Rayvon, Red Fox and Shaun Pizzonia.
2011: In January, his next studio album "Shaggy & Friends" was published. But this album was no Shaggy Album. Robert Livingston released it after the split with Shaggy and without his confirmation. That´s why it is the first and so far only album, which is only available as an online version for download. Already on 19 July 2011 he finally released his ninth studio album entitled "Summer in Kingston". A Bonus Version of the album is available since 7 February 2012. A compensation for the stressful work is his hobby painting.
2012: In February, Shaggy was nominated again for a Grammy for his album "Summer in Kingston" in the category "Best Reggae Album International 2012". After a European tour (including Chiemsee Reggae Summer ) he published on 28 September 2012 in Germany his 10th Studio album "Rise". It includes a charity single from the summer 2012 for the "World Citizen"-project with Jahcoustix . A compensation for the stressful work to Shaggy is painting. And he is talented. Back in school, he won several Art & Design competitions.
In 2012, something obviously has changed in Shaggy 's attitude to life and the management. Symptoms and signs include a number of changes which are in complete contrast to his habits of the last 20 years. Here are some examples : Before the album "Out of many , one music" Shaggy was always even on the cover of his albums and extractions - now the cover shows his new coat of arms . Even the cover of the extractions are provided with opulent imagery , but without a photo of Shaggy. Furthermore , the artist shares now more of himself on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In former times, as good as no information penetrated to the public , so Shaggy is now posting photos, showing him eating his favorite dish , or when cooking with his kids or shopping . Shaggy is managed by Crush Mangagement since 2011, based in Manhattan. Crush likely appealed against on Shaggy 's business side in new scope - An indication of this is that now the first merchandising things are available to buy since his career-start. But most important parameter for the personal change seems to me the fact, that Shaggy has obviously found his personal sound, his inner satisfaction. The best evidence for this is that Shaggy wrote and published from the over 400 songs, which already includes his musical work, a third, namely 113 , within the years 2011-2013- that is, in only 3 out of 25 years of his career . On 8 June, he was made an honorary citizen of the city of Miami. The key of the city was handed over to him. (see picture on the right).