The song is a breath of fresh air. “The beat has the feel of a reggae tune, but the lyrics and production is dancehall,” wrote an Huffington Post editor. “The song is an uptempo celebration of having your party on a moment’s notice, followed by a tongue-in-cheek call to cool it if you’re old enough to know better,” another Huffington Post writer added.
As a child, Sean Paul was already a professional musician. He released his first song ‘Jamming’, a Jamaican ghetto party anthem, when he was just 13 years old. In 2001, he released his debut single, ‘Get Busy’, which topped the Jamaican music charts. ‘Get Busy’ reached the top 10 of the UK charts in 2002, and later that year, his debut album, Back 2 Basics, was released.
In 2003, Sean Paul released In Da Club . One of the album’s singles, In Da Club is a reggae and dancehall hit. The song, which samples the classic 1982 song The Beatles’ White Album , by The Beatles, has been interpolated by a number of other artists, including L.E.S., Will Smith, The Black Eyed Peas and Joe. The song received over 3,000,000 combined streams on Spotify in the first seven days of its release.
Notable Releases: X (2007), Sean Paul (2009), Give It To Me (2010), Passionfruit (2011), My Love (2012), Life Is Good (2012) and Mass Appeal (2012).
A classic, ‘Rae’ is among the best dancehall songs ever recorded. Produced by Sly Dunbar, Sean Paul is backed by a classic rhythm section of a steel drum and guitar, with a memorable hook courtesy of Bunny Lee. The song and video for ‘Rae’ was nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998 for Best Dance Video, and was covered by the likes of B.B King, Eminem, Mariah Carey and various other artists. The song has a particular place in the history of dancehall as it was the first time that Sean Paul and the rest of Ragga Twins released a single and were able to hit the gold. 827ec27edc