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Sean Paul has been in the game for four decades now and has put Dancehall on the map with every record he’s dropped. Having gained international success with tracks like “Temperature”, “Give It Up”, “Like Glue”, and many more, Paul comes through to Nick Cannon Mornings to discuss how the popular genre stills doesn’t receive all its due recognition. Sean also talks to Teddy and Melissa about wanting to mentor new artists, the caution he takes with social media and his private life, and addresses some of the old rumors surrounding Beyonce and Jay-Z. Paul not only talked about his imperative influence in dancehall, the new-comers in the genre and “the copycat”., the rapper also learned some new slang phrases in Spanish, and even taught Melissa Rios some Jamaican slang!
Sean Paul is arguably one of the most renowned dancehall artists, and many have stepped into the scene without “paying homage.” When asked if he finds it disrespectful or unfair that artists incorporating dancehall, he says he, “loves(s) that…but these younger cats [aren’t] paying a homage to it.”
Paul also comments and says that Rihanna is one of the only artists out here giving credit to the genre; “The person that I feel has done it the best way, and I’m dying to hear this album, is RIhanna. ‘Cause she says, ‘I’m doing a dancehall album.”
When teaching Sean Paul some Spanish slang phrases, Melissa teaches him “no mam*s” and his reaction was, “that sounds like no ladies, I don’t like that one”.
Watch the rest of the interview below!