Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Sean Paul Vows to Bring Back Authentic Dancehall

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Earning top honors on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the first time in ten years, has propelled international dancehall artiste Sean Paul to put the finishing touches on his upcoming album.

Sean Paul who believes no one else is in a better position to bring back some authentic dancehall to the mainstream, says there is a new generation of hip hop artists who have borrowed the sound of dancehall, without giving credit to its roots.

In a recent interview with the Guardian UK, Sean Paul made reference to chart topping hits from Drake, Major Lazer, and Justin Bieber, also citing that you can even hear the dancehall influence in Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off.’

Sean Paul whose last album ‘Full Frequency’ in 2014, failed to sell more than 5, 000 copies in the US, shared that he has collaborated with a number of musicians and producers locally and internationally, and that there is a track with Wiz Khalifa in the works. Paul readily admitted that though he would like the music we do in Jamaica to be on top, it isn’t. He further added that an infusion of afrobeat, hip hop and trap, with an authentic dancehall beat is what he will use on this new album to bridge the gap between authentic dancehall and the current sounds of dancehall.

Previously signed to Atlantic Records for over a decade before going independent, Sean Paul has just inked a multi-album deal with Island Records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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