Sean Paul Biography

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Source: http://www.dancehallminded.com/seanpaul/bio.htm
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Ever since his impressive single debut "Baby Girl" in the spring of 1996 for producer Jeremy Harding on the 2 Hard Records label, Sean Paul has captured the eyes and ears of the Dancehall community as "...the one to watch". Born to a Portuguese-Jamaican father and a Chinese-Jamaican mother, Sean Paul Henriques grew up known to his friends as the "copper- color Chiney bwoy...", excelling in sports in his teen years. Sean played water polo for the Jamaica National team as well as representing his country in swimming in the 1989 and 1991 Carifta Games. However his love for the arts was fostered at an earlier age by his mother, a well noted Jamaican painter. "When I was 13 years old , my mother got me this little thirty dollar keyboard. I remember thinking that this was all I needed to make dancehall riddims!" Nonetheless, it wasn't until 1993 that the then aspiring dancehall DJ from St. Andrew got his introduction to the music business through musicians Carrot Jarret, Cat Coore and Bunny Rugs from Third World, as well as producers Rupert Bent and Paul Castick.

"I am very grateful to those musicians for giving me my first exposure to the business. But I wasn't really feeling the direction they were going in. Dancehall was really the right avenue for me to express myself, to get people to hear me out about how I saw the world". With a style and voice reminiscent of the great Super Cat, the 26 year old DJ also credits Major Worries, Shabba Ranks, Lt. Stitchie and Papa San as heavy musical influences. After a string of hits such as "Infiltrate" and "Hackle Mi" for producer Jeremy Harding , "Nah get no Bly (One More Try)" for producer Donavon Germain, and "Deport Them" and "Excite Me" for producer Tony Kelly, Sean Paul is currently enjoying the success of "Hot Gal Today" with Mr. Vegas on producers Steely and Clevie's "Streetsweeper" riddim. Sean also appears on the cut "Here Comes the Boom" with Mr.Vegas and rap artiste DMX on the soundtrack to video director Hype Williams' debut film "Belly" on Def Jam Records.

With his debut album for VP Records on the way this fall, Sean Paul says despite his achievements, he still feels like a rookie. "I'm still working on my career, still trying to learn from other artistes and develop my skills and my style. The world still hasn't seen the best of Sean Paul." The DJ has appeared on most of the major music festivals including Sting, Reggae Sunsplash, Reggae Sumfest and Reggae SuperJam, as well as showcases in Great Britain , the Caribbean, and numerous US club and arena venues. Sean has also started his own record label, Bassline Records, to sharpen his production chops and make a greater impact on the reggae industry.

"Not enough time is put into the full production of Dancehall. The talent is there, but we have to look at the rest of the world as a marketplace as well, not just Jamaica. People should stop just trying to make a quick buck and develop the music. Then reggae can move forward again." Sean Paul standing tall...

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i love this man since day one. | Reviewer: gloria silvana | 10/19/13

seany paul.a wonderful gorgeous man,who makes beautiful tunes. this comes from a lady your age(well slightly more if i speak truth)so I know wot Im talkin about. I wud love to sing wid you.How cool.God bless you Mr. henrique. Wen u come to london I may get to see you.x

An admirer pls hit me on this line (+233) 267795738 | Reviewer: MarySilver | 1/11/13

I'm a young lady of 23 years who admires u alot and luv to meet u some days to come and u know what u'v inspire me to be in the music industry and if i should get the chance i want to be like u and also be famous like u I'm the type who luvs music alot on the first day of listening and at the same time watching your music vedio i fall in luv with it what i like bout u is u dress simple and decent to be honest i have fall SOOOOOOOO MUCCCCCH in LUV with your music and your vedio clips and i must tell u i luv dancehall and reggae so much so pls keep it going and dnt stop your good work

I love your Songs | Reviewer: Tema Misaky | 11/17/12

I'm a 15 year old girl, i really like your songs most of all i like your face you are so cute wish that i can meet you someday but it's impossible i really want to go to your concerts your awes0me Sean Paul love ya iMmuuAaaahh<3

i love yhuu sean-paul x0x0x0 | Reviewer: kayleigh | 1/3/12

wen i first heard one ov your song i say wow this is one mad song then when i looked yhu up on da computer i in fell in love with yhuu im from irland n thers not mutch famous people there normaly i get board of hearing uther song buut urs i could listen to over n over again n i do n i jst got ta luv ya 2x yhuur song wiv alexis jordan is jst so good i luv that song ta bits xoxoxoxoxo

ridim and bounce | Reviewer: DJ Dynasty | 6/3/11

omg.. sean u is da #1 artist alive today and d #1 asrtist to eva walk this earth. hope i get ta meet you one day at one of ur conserts.. if ya eva hear in toronto holla at cha homie.. ridim nd bounce fer life. -dj dynasty

I LURRRRVE YOU | Reviewer: Arifa Batool | 1/21/09

yo babe it's arifa all the way from pakistan and i am tellin u straight u've got me so hypnotized after u man ooooooooooh how shall i tell u how crazy i'm after u man so i'd like to show my love in really short words i love ur attitude the way u sing and ur style, but i'm overwhealmed that i can neva eva meet u coz i'm in pakistan an poor as well, ups i meant to show ma love in short but i've waisted too much of ur time, in the end i'm beggin u plz if u'll get this long annoyin text it'll mean the world for a poor arifa from pakistan, k bye lots of love and best wishes mwah xxxxxxxxxxxx love u so much aaaaaah i hate that i love u sooooooo,bubbye big hug mwah

Love his music | Reviewer: Hazel | 12/27/08

Sean Paul what can I say he is the one and only that I can listen to and dont get bored and dance to eat with all my might. I come straight from Belize and we love his music. Numba 1 babe keep it up and big up to all the dance hall followers Jah Blessing

Da Dancehall Queen would like 2 say.... | Reviewer: Gwen a.k.a. Dancehall Queen | 10/13/08

you are #1. i aint some corny ass fan, but i do think ur music iz hot. i like listening 2 it and itz fun 2 dance 2. keep up da good work so dat i can stay "Da Dancehall Queen". i dance 2 ur songz wheneva i am challenge 2 a dancehall dance-off competition. i dont think any1 can top me when i'm in da groove 2 one of ur songz. hit me up on my e-mail @ bug2daboo@yahoo.com

OMG I LOVE U!!! | Reviewer: Carrie | 8/8/08

U are the best I sooooooo love you. U are the best singer there is today!! No one and I mean no one can top u!!! U are so sexyyy. Everytime I hear your songz I go crazy. I will never get tierd of hearing your songz because your the best. Keep of the good work! I sooo love u!!!!!!!

OMG I LOVE U!!! | Reviewer: Carrie | 8/8/08

U are the best I sooooooo love you. U are the best singer there is today!! No one and I mean no one can top u!!! U are so sexyyy. Everytime I hear your songz I go crazy. I will never get tierd of hearing your songz because your the best. Keep of the good work! I sooo love u!!!!!!!

watch them roll/all your songs | Reviewer: sezen | 4/14/08

wag1 gangster,
i like you your songs/ or shall i say all your song especially watch them roll (the new one)
your my 2nd best singer i love you so much if i had the chance to meet i would be the first one, i just cant get over you i wish i could meet you at a concert/band i cant get over you !!!!!!!!!
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I Like Ur Songs. | Reviewer: Jeyda | 4/14/08

Wag 1 g,
I like Ur Songs Sooooo Much.
I like ur songgggggggs so much dat i cant rate wht 1 iz da best.
i will like 2 come to da band/concert but i just cant.
XxXxXx Luv U Lots Jeyda xXxXxXxX
send some ting back 2 me on ma hotmail cheeckyness_123@hotmail.com
bi-bi

Sean Paul's number 1 fan :) | Reviewer: Ally | 3/7/08

i love youuuu im your number one fan, i have all your cd's your the best to me, i know not alot of people understand your music, but i dooo.
Ive been to your concerts and i fainted once lol i love youuu so much, your my obssession

Excellent Artist | Reviewer: Tina | 1/19/08

Sean Paul you are truly the best!!!
When I'm having a bad day at work and I'm driving home all I have to put on is your Trinity album and I'm all smiles.
I have two vehicles and in the CD there is always Sean Paul waiting for me to play when I'm driving. In the summer it's full blast!!!!
When Jamaicans hear your music in my car they smile because they know I appreciate the best artist from Kingston Jamaica!!!! Ya Man!!!!


I LOVE SEAN PAUL | Reviewer: Angelica | 1/5/08

Sean paul ur hekka fine!! U are the best and u are hekka good at singing. Love ur songs they are the best but overall i love ur moves cuz they are hot!!! Love u like hekka....


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