Anyone that knows me, knows how priviliged I felt to speak with one of the most iconic dancehall artists ever. Sean Paul is the don that set off dancehall in a real way. Remember all the dancehall videos Summer 2003? I loved them times. Everyone learning the dances for the first time and dem ting. Even more shocking was him knowing who I am. We sat and spoke like mates. We've had Twitter and email interaction prior to meeting but it was still strange for him to know who I am, if you get what I'm saying.
Anyway, it's a feature I'm actually happy with for once. Getting good feedback about it being informative and stuff so I like that. I'll be uploading some footage soonish. Enjoy
Sean Paul: “Dancehall’s influence on popular music culture is immense” | Interview
"“Got any Sean Paul, mate?” is a request most DJs have become familiar with ever since Sean Paul smashed through the mainstream doors with an aunthentic dancehall brand of floor-fillers such as “Gimme The Light,” “Get Busy,” and “Like Glue” almost ten years ago. Selling in excess of twelve million albums, numerous top ten’s (including four #1′s), inspiring pop/R&B (or “dancehall knock-offs” as I call them) smash-hits, in addition to collaborations with icons including Chris Brown, Rihanna, R. Kelly, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Busta Rhymes and Carlos Santana requiring that unmistakable, nasal-induced Patois, dancehall flavour – few predicted these heights during Summer in 2002. 2012 will see the release of the as-yet-untitled fifth studio album lead by UK top 20 Stargate-produced single “Got 2 Luv U” featuring young starlet Alexis Jordan. Oh, and he has a new haircut."
Sean Paul speaks on underwhelming last album, going back to basics to make hits, not being hardcore enough, impact dancehall has on pop culture since his emergence and other stuff.
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