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Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:19

"Full Frequency" - Sean Paul

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If someone put a gun to my head, I couldn't name any reggae artists (outside the Marley family) that have had a consistently strong career in the US. I certainly don't want someone testing that theory, I'm just sayin'.

Reggae artists of varying quality have taken the R&B charts - and sometimes the POP charts too -  by storm, only to disappear after one or two albums. Sometimes after only one or two singles.

Sean Paul, who has a new album "Full Frequency" coming out soon, is on that list. In 2002 and 2005, Sean Paul had multi platinum albums, propelled to the top by hits like "Temperature" and "Get Busy." (I liked 'em both.) And then, as it goes with reggae artists, he fell off the charts.

Did he stop recording? Nah, he's released a couple albums since. But neither sold anywhere near the previous two releases. And most of us couldn't name any songs from them.

Sean is back at it again. And this time he has artists like 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Prince Royce, and Damien Marley to help him. Rappers aside, he sounds just like he did in 2005 - the last time he charted on the POP or R&B charts. On the other hand, at the rate we seem to bore of reggae artists, that may not be a good thing. If you like reggae and you like Sean Paul, give it a listen. These days I prefer Gyptian.

Not all the songs are available. But best bet, thus far: "Turn It Up."

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