Reggae Singer Shaggy Read Audio Edition of ‘Go de Rass to Sleep’

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

goderasstosleepReggae singer Shaggy has recorded the audiobook edition of the Jamaican translation of Akashic Books’ popular children’s book Go the F*** to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes.

Translated by Kwame Dawes & Kellie Magnus, the print edition  of Go de Rass to Sleep came out last week and the audiobook edition came out this week. Here is an excerpt from the text:

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.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson read the audiobook for the english edition of the book, which became a viral success.