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Sean Paul has been enjoying a successful Dancehall career for over 20 years, and we salute him. Showing that he has longevity (and a great team), he continues to make hits. Recently he surprised the world with a collab with renowned Recording Artist Jhene Aiko, and today we get the visual for “Naked Truth“. Directed by Michael Garcia, we see Sean and a leading lady battling it out via a Dance Off between their respective teams in a warehouse setting. While Jhene was noticeably absent in the video (bummer), the video will have some of pretending to know all the moves and ready to battle anyone. Shout out to the Choreographer responsible for this. Here’s to Sean Paul making more hits for years to come. Check out the video below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
With the staging of the 60th Grammy Awards drawing near, we thought we’d look back at some of years where the Reggae Grammy was won. While many know of the winners, we also want to look back at some of the nominees. To close off our series, today we’ll look at the year 2004.
1. Buju Banton – Friends For Life
The early 2000’s saw a wave of Dancehall/Reggae Music crossing over on to the American music scene. Buju Banton was one of the Artists recognized during that time when his 2003 Album “Friends For Life” received a Grammy nomination. Featuring a whopping 19 tracks, it included the Nadine Sutherland assisted “What Am I Gonna Do”, “Sha La La”, and “Mr. Nine”.
2. Burning Spear – Freeman
The legendary Burning Spear brought along his message music in the 2000s and it showed people were receiving it when his 2003 Album “Freeman” got a Grammy nomination. Consisting of 12 tracks, it included “Hey Dready”, “Old School”, and “We Feel It”.
The Major Lazer sound continues to reach the heart and soul of many! With their EP “Know No Better” still making its round, and before they embark on touching down in Jamaica later this month, they release the visual for the Sean Paul and J Balvin assisted “Buscando Huellas“! The video was directed by Juan Pablo Valencia, and features only Jillionaire, J Balvin, and some unique Dancers having a small dance off inside an abandoned building. With the song’s blend of Reggaeton, Dancehall, EDM, it calls for the Dance groups to perform coordinated moves to this one. Would’ve been cool if Sean Paul was present for this, but he was probably on tour with Chi Ching Ching. Time to bust a move, watch the video below!
Sean Paul is the man for real. With a career spanning 20 years and over 26 million records sold, it’s crazy how he can still churn out the hits. Today’s selection is no different as he teams up with popular US DJ Valentino Khan for “Gold“! Featuring the “Dutty Yeah” Artist’s Dancehall lyrics over an EDM production, this is for the girls with a body of Gold that’ll make the men do anything to be in their presence and shine with them. Sean has been on a run with the International collaborations, and there will be no stopping this anytime soon! The single is also featured on DJ Collective Major Lazer’s upcoming Apple Music exclusive Documentary “Give Me Future“, so that’s a huge look for both Artists. Pay that toll, get that “Gold” by listening to the track below!
Dutty yeah! Jamaican music continues to find itself in every nook and cranny of this Earth! While Popcaan enjoyed play time on the 2K16 edition, Recording Artist Sean Paul joins the line up for the Soundtrack for NBA 2K18! Featuring his 2016 “No Lie” collaboration with UK Artist Dua Lipa, players can rock to the soundtrack which also adds old school Hip Hop, Rock, and some of the more recent hit songs out there. “No Lie” was released last November on Island Records, and has since been certified Gold in the UK, Platinum in France, and has peaked to #2 in Hungary and the Czech Republic music charts. NBA 2K18 hits stores in September but you can hear the full soundtrack now on Spotify, and watch the video for the single below.
The trio of Walshy Fire, Diplo and Jillionaire a.k.a. Major Lazer are on a mission to leave a mark this Summer with their recent EP, “Know No Better“. The project, featuring 6 songs, is a mix of Dancehall, EDM, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, and Pop Music. Never a stranger to the Caribbean, they’ve managed to bring along Recording Artists Busy Signal, Konshens, Sean Paul, and Machel Montano. Busy Signal appears on the track, “Jump”, which promises to bring the same energy as his “Watch Out For This” hit with ML, while Sean Paul appears with J Balvin on “Buscando Huellas”, and Konshens & Machel Montano appear on “Front Of The Line”, which is the EP’s first single and is currently featured in Bacardi Rum’s latest Commercial (which can be seen below).
“Know No Better EP” is now available on all major online music platforms. Check out “Front Of The Line” below.