Legendary artist Sean Paul reveals his favourite Dancehall tunes to Pitchfork in this interesting interview.
He starts off by telling us the exact definition of Dancehall. He describes it as the son of Reggae and the brother of Hip Hop. It’s roots are in Jamaica, but it took influences from other places as well to become something totally new. He tells us one of his favourite classic tunes is Bam Bam by Sister Nancy. The infectious song set the standard for the genre and quickly became an underground hit.
Next up, he talks about the song Under Me Sleng Teng by Wayne Smith. That song helped solidify the style of the genre. After that, innovators like Johnny Osbourne and Dawn Penn took things to new heights. Finally, he talks about his own tunes and tells Pitchfork how he incorporated all of these artist’s music into his own stuff. It’s a cool video that shines a light on a genre that millions love around the world. Are you a fan of any of these artists that he mentioned? Which is the best track he picked out? Let us know in the comments below.
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