In this song, Shaggy brags on his lovemaking prowess, which has earned him the nickname "Mr. Boombastic." It's all good fun, with Shaggy going way over the top to make his case.
Shaggy lived in America, but his breakthrough was in the UK, where he had a #1 hit with "Oh Carolina
" in 1993. In America, the name Shaggy is associated with the Scooby-Doo character (which is where he got his stage name from), but "shag" means something different in Britain, where it's a term for sex, giving "Shaggy" a rather amusing meaning. When he found out, Shaggy embraced it, writing wild, amusing songs in character as an ego-drenched ladies' man. "Boombastic" was the first of these tunes; another famous one is "It Wasn't Me
," where he plays a guy who gets caught cheating and denies it despite overwhelming evidence of his misdeeds.