2nd single lifted from Imperial Blaze
Loving the video! Sean Paul really can't dance though lol. First he botched Willy Bounce in We Be Burnin' now Gully Creepa
So even after the failure of So Fine, they've gone for the same formula of fast-and-frantic Stephen riddim. Well it's better than So Fine but still not there for me. What makes it worse is the riddims I have heard Stephen release recently are a gazillion times better than these 2singles; namely Set Me Free, Trippple Bounce and Fitness. That's not even counting the singles he has done, especially what he has done for Laden and Chino (click for interview I conducted with them) in particular. Hopefully the track with Keri Hilson (who seems to be on everything at the mo) Hold My Hand is released. Think it's a Don Carleon riddim, closest thing to roots on there so may be a 3rd/4th vibe.
Are they trying to fit in with the euro-dance/pop stage we are at with Lady Gaga and them? Like whats really good? Can you tell I'm pissed? It's because I am. Sean Paul is the torch bearer of dancehall music to the mainstream yet he is releasing bs like this. Beenie Man failed numerous times at breaking the commercial world with these sell-out moves, as did Elephant Man with that stupid Five-0 with Wyclef. You probably don't even remember the tune/attempt it was that lame.
Message to those A&R'n dancehall projects in future: USE AUTHENTIC DANCEHALL RIDDIM TRACKS. Only one who made anything was Shaggy, yet even when he strayed by releasing It Wasn't Me, it wasn't all the way crossover - there was a predominant bassline - and ultimately it was a bloody good song! His prior successes Boombastic (can't remember the name of the riddim but Merciless "Gal ah fly all di way from Paris..." Mavis?) and Oh Carolina were both reggae
Beenie's biggest hits to this day are still Who Am I (ironically on Sean Paul's managers riddim - Jeremy Harding's Playground) and Dude (on the Dave Kelly produced Fiesta). Elephant Man's biggest hits are Jook Gal (Skatta's Coolie Dance) and Pon Di River (think it was Stone Love produced but Daseca built). Ghetto Story by Cham was Dave Kelly's 85, Damian Marley's Welcome To Jamrock was Ini Kamozi's World A Music...
Moral of the story: USE AUTHENTIC DANCEHALL RIDDIMS (now where have you seen that before)