SEAN PAUL RELEASE MONUMENTAL DANCEHALL ALBUM
‘LIVE N LIVIN’ HIGHLIGHTING COLLABORATION OVER CONFRONTATION
“Dancehall is alive and well. Check the pulse. This album is one I hold very dear to my heart for many reasons. It’s the first album of mine being released off my own label, Dutty Rock Productions, and a body of work which has allowed me to work so closely with artists I revere in my genre.”
Grammy® Award-winning global megastar, philanthropist, Sean Paul release his seventh studio album – LIVE N LIVIN – arriving on all platforms March 12th. LIVE N LIVIN is produced by Dutty Rock Productions and distributed by ONErpm.
LIVE N LIVIN is now available HERE
LIVE N LIVIN features some of reggae and dancehall powerhouses the likes of Buju Banton, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Agent Sasco, Mavado and newcomers such as Govana, Chi Ching Ching, Intence, and several other artists that play a pivotal role and whose sound remains a cornerstone of the genre. With a collection of traditional and fresh sound of dancehall Live N Livin captures the essence of dancehall and the unity, which exists within the culture.
Dancehall has recorded tremendous success over the years, with amazing fusion offered by the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Sam Smith, and genres like Reggaeton and Afro Beats. The genre has continued to impact the world and Sean Paul aims to highlight the significance of dancehall while collaborating with different talented artists.
The 16-track album was produced with a collaboration over confrontation undertone, 15 collabs and one single from Sean Paul. In the midst of this great body of work highlighting dancehall from Jamaica, Ghanian dancehall artist Stonebwoy is also featured on the album on “Guns of Navarone” remix.
“Stonebwoy, very talented artist from Ghana who always pay homage to the dancehall genre, and visits the island of Jamaica. It was clear to me when he stated he wanted to be a part of this project I could not say no” says Sean Paul.
“Live N Livin is loaded with collaborations demonstrating to the world the versatility and excellency of Jamaican dancehall music. And most important, it demonstrates that unity can be achieved. Sean Paul could easily leaned back and collect, but he chose to fight for the genre he loves and address important issues that have stopped dancehall from reaching the top – where it belongs” Riddim Magazine (Ellen Kohlings & Pete Lilly)
With over one year at home, due to the pandemic, like many artists, Sean Paul has been unable to hit the stage and tour vigorously as he is used to. Using his time to record two albums, ‘Live N Livin’ & ‘Scorcha’ Sean Paul has partnered with Dreamstage and is set to perform virtually for his fans Live from Jamaica. Fans are in luck as they will “get to teleport to the Caribbean for feel-good music through Dreamstage’s superior hi-def visual virtual concert stage that brings dancehall ambassador Sean Paul and surprise musical guests into homes where fans can dance like no one’s watching in unison with others. He will perform live from the sandy beaches of Jamaica on Saturday, April 10 at 4:00pm EST.”
ABOUT SEAN PAUL
Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 9, 1973), who performs under stage name Sean Paul, is a Jamaican Grammy winning reggae artist who is the former lead vocalist of the Dutty Cup Crew. Sean Paul broke through with “Gimme The Light,” the first single from his 2002 album, Dutty Rock, which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Paul won his first GRAMMY for Best Reggae Album for Dutty Rock for 2003, the same year he was nominated for Best New Artist. To date he has released six studio albums including Dutty Rock, 2002; for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, The Trinity, 2005; which was certified platinum in Europe and by the Recording Industry Association of America. He also went on to release Imperial Blaze, 2009; Tomahawk Technique, 2012, and most recently Full Frequency in 2014.
1. Buss A Bubble Remix – Sean Paul ft. Sotto Bless, Looga Man, Ras Ajai, Chi Ching
2. Boom – Sean Paul Ft. Busy Signal
3. Space Ship – Sean Paul ft Suku Ward
4. Real Steel – Sean Paul ft. Intence
5. The Plug – Sean Paul feat Chi Ching Ching
6. Dem Nuh Ready Yet – Sean Paul feat Left Side
7. Crazy – Sean Paul Ft Buju Banton
8. Schedule – Sean Paul ft Jr. Gong, Chi Ching Ching
9. Money Bags Sean Paul ft. Govana
10. Protect Me – Sean Paul ft. Serani
11. Lion Heart – Sean Paul
12. Guns of Navarone – Sean Paul ft. Jesse Royal, Mutabaruka & Stonebwoy (Remix)
13. Danger Zone – Sean Paul ft. Bugle, Sotto Bless
14. Life We Livin – Sean Paul feat Squash
15. I’m Sanctify – Sean Paul feat. Mavado & Agent Sasco (Remix)
16. Everest – Sean Paul ft. Masicka and Skillibeng
‘Live N Livin’ album – https://ffm.to/livenlivin.
Trap-Dancehall’s heavy hitters Squash and Daddy1 as well as TeeJay, Ishawna, Christopher Martin, Gage and Ace Gawd assemble on the Different Rankin Riddim produced by two of Jamaica’s top producers, Hempton Music and ShabDon Records. King Waggy Tee from 99 JAMZ Miami includes the mix on his end of year ‘Dancehall 2020 Mixtape.’
First heard with the release of Squash’s song “Different Rankin” which appears on the Reggae Gold 2020 compilation, the title track for the Different Rankin Riddim quickly became popular with the core Dancehall market. That popularity led to the song being chosen by VP Records Senior A&R Neil ‘Diamond’ Edwards as one of the lead tracks for the Reggae Gold 2020 compilation.
Proving popular among the artists as well, the decision was made to add artists to the riddim resulting in 7 artists covering topics popular in Dancehall segments worldwide. Since the release of the music video by Trap-Dancehall King Squash, the accompanying music video has earned 2 million views on YouTube.
King Waggy Tee from 99 JAMZ (WEDR FM) in Miami picked up on the Different Rankin riddim and included it on his Dancehall 2020 Mixtape. The Mixtape features some of the hottest songs released this year which prompted the premier DJ to comment “another nice Trap Dancehall riddim brought to you by Shabdon which features artists like Squash, Daddy1, Teejay, Christopher Martin, Noah Powa. Ishawna, Gage and new artists like JDon Heights & Ace Gawd.
This one will definitely take you on a ride with the right elements included with the top track by Squash title Different Rankin.”
rap-Dancehall King Squash has a new accolade to add to his success chest. Squash is now Reggae Gold … in the sense that his newest release, “Different Rankin” is included on the new compilation from VP Records.
Reggae Gold 2020 features the hottest songs in the Reggae and Dancehall landscape. The 6iix Boss adds his voice and talent to the project and makes it clear that he is on a different rankin.’ The fact of the matter is he celebrates life with expensive everything and he is not shy to let us hear. Squash sing-jays “stack it up pack it up this ah different rankin / pocket dem full ah Benjamin Franklin / money ah dih road / Lord forgive my sins / stankin rich / stankin rich / inna mih house me ah put ah elevator ….”
The riddim to which this song is performed is in-step with modern Trap-Dancehall tones we hear and compliments the theme of Squash’s song which is being on a ‘different rankin.’ The bass line and piano riff holds listeners like glue which means they are acutely tuned in to you!
“Different Rankin” is the first release from Reggae Gold 2020 and ready for you to download. The music video was released yesterday (August 4th) to celebrate Squash’s birthday (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1J4xzpDEAU). The party continues this weekend.
Make sure you tag Squash when you play the chune on-air @squash6iixboss and tag me too @vprecords @thesonicexecutive