Sean Paul and DJ Frass link up for a new dancehall banger “Swell Up” featured on the Ball Game Riddim.
The dancehall legend drop the video for “Rolling” featuring newcomer Shenseea but he wasn’t done dropping new material. “Alright Frass got the girls them lock in every way, Fat the girl them fat in every way, Give me the top a the crop only, Press it pon me baby,” SP spits over a hard hitting beat.
It’s been a busy year for Sean Paul who has been touring extensively and recording his upcoming album due next year. The deejay has seen a huge surge in his career over the last two years including scoring a few Billboard Hot 100 hits including his chart topping single with Sia “Cheap Thrills.” His pending new album next year has dancehall fans globally on high alert. This will be his first project in over five years.
Listen to Sean Paul new single “Swell Up” below.
The Ruption-directed cut starts out with Shenseea hitchhiking on the freeway. She gets a ride by jumping on the side of a big rig after the driver stopped and got out the truck and realized that she vanished. In another scene, Sean Paul spits his lyrics while being surrounded by some banging females. “Something fat this a stumbling block / Jump up pon yuh ting me a quint and lock / Me kotch pon di key and put it pon time / Like say a me invent the hand on di clock,” SP deejays.
“Rolling” is the first collaboration between Sean Paul and Shenseea and we wonder why it took so long. The Romeich Entertainment singer had a great year in dancehall and is looking to conquer dancehall airwaves next year. Sean Paul is currently working on his next album, due sometime next year. The project will be the first off his new multi-album deal with island records.
Shenseea is also rumored to be working on an upcoming project, but as of the time of this publication, there are no additional details available from her management. Watch the video for “Rolling” below.
“She Call Me” is the title of Sean Paul new single on Chimney Records new riddim which also features songs from Mavado, Alkaline and Jahmiel.
Sean Paul delivered his signature flow over the smooth electro beat. “She call me anytime she want a break she want her body levitate / She call me when time she need a friend me give her the straight and the bend / She call me when time 9 o’clock come her man gone a work she and me lock down / She shake it a twerk she wheel it and tun,” SP deejay.
Over the past two years Sean Paul has further cemented his place in dancehall as one of the greatest of all time. Last year he scored a Billboard Hot 100 number one single with Sia on “Cheap Thrills.” That same year he scored a number of big hits and the momentum continues into this year.
Sean Paul is currently working on a new album due early next year. This will be his first project under his new deal with Island Records.
Sean Paul has sold over 26 million records in the United States and just recently the dancehall star was award with a plaque from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the achievement.
Additionally, he also received platinum plaques for his dancehall classics “Get Busy,” “We Be Burning,” and “Temperature” which was certified three times platinum. The achievement makes Sean Paul only one of six Jamaican artists to get platinum status in the United States. When asked about his formula for success for young acts, he said hard work, follow your heart and be unique.
“Just follow your heart and that’s what art is really about,” he said. “It’s about following your heart and creating beautiful things that maybe other people didn’t see or think of before. I’m very proud of the way that I’ve performed and that I’m able to present our music to a wider audience, and 26 million sales represent to me dedication over the years. It means also fans’ involvement. Without their support, I couldn’t be here. I just have to big dem up.”
Sean Paul is one of the most commercially successful dancehall artists out of Jamaica ever, and some international publications even call him the king of dancehall. A lot of Jamaican dancehall fans will disagree, but if we should base the kingship solely on international impact and music sales, then SP would easily sit on the thrown. But that debate is for another time. In the meantime, let’s congratulate Dutty Paul on his phenomenal achievement, for a job well done, and for representing dancehall and Jamaican music culture at the highest level.
The ganja anthem was produced by ZJ Liquid and features the two dancehall stars trading bars about smoking the highest grade. “Life too short fi mi worry bout war with no boy / From life there mi can enjoy / Give me the trees give me the surplus supply / Because mi well want fi fly high up in a the sky high,” Sean Paul deejay over the dancehall beat.
Both Sean Paul and Masicka are having huge success in dancehall this year. SP has been riding a wave of resurgence in the genre for the last two years and even scoring a Billboard number one single last year with his feature on “Cheap Thrills” with Sia. Masicka also score a few notable hits this year including a track with Vybz Kartel, “InfraRed.”