Sean Paul Calls Out Drake; Give Dancehall Artists More Credit For Your Success!
Jamaican hitmaker Sean Paul is credited with leading the charge of popularizing dance-hall music upon its arrival to American shores in the early 2000s. With a wave of hits such as ‘Gimme Da Light,’ ‘Get Busy,’ and later ‘Temperature’ and ‘We Be Burning,’ the noughties saw Paul burn up Billboard charts with some its hottest hits.
However, the hitmaker thinks today’s artists – especially Drizzy – should give more credit to the genre. Taking to Metro UK, the ‘I’m Still In Love With You’ crooner lent the Canadian rapper and some other big named stars a little advice about using dancehall music without paying proper respects.
Sean Paul [via Metro UK]:
“I think at the time when it was popping off, it would have been good for him [Drake] to actually put accolades towards the whole culture. [Drake is] friendly with a few people in the business in Jamaica and that’s good, I love it,” he continues. “But if he had given more accolades when he was actually making it and said ‘this is the music I love,’ it would have been cool.”