Grammy-winning artiste Sean Paul has selected some of his favourite tracks for a new compilation that highlights many of his biggest hits, including the number ones ‘Get Busy’, ‘Temperature’, and ‘Baby Boy’.
Dutty Classics Collection will be available on June 2 from Rhino on CD (US$14.98). The same day, the music will also be available as a digital download and on streaming services.
The 18 tracks follow Paul’s career with music from all six of his studio albums: Stage One (2000), Dutty Rock (2002), The Trinity (2005), Imperial Blaze (2009), Tomahawk Technique (2012) and Full Frequency (2014).
Sean Paul made his debut in 1998 with Top Shotter a collaboration with DMX and Mr Vegas. The song appeared on the soundtrack for the film Belly, in which Sean Paul also made a cameo appearance. The track is included on this new collection.
Two years after the film, Sean Paul released his debut album. It introduced fans to his distinctive lyrical flow and irresistible dancehall rhythms on songs like Deport Dem and Infiltrate.
The album climbed to number two on the Rap Charts, but it was Dutty Rock that proved to be his commercial breakthrough.
A top 10 smash on US album charts, it sold more than six million copies worldwide thanks to the success of Get Busy and Baby Boy.
In 2004, Sean Paul was nominated for three Grammys: Best New Artiste, Best Rap Solo Performance, and won for Best Reggae Album.
Sean Paul scored another number one with Temperature, from the Trinity album. The single was certified double platinum.
Critical acclaim continued with Sean Paul’s next three albums, which were nominated for the Best Reggae Album Grammy in 2010, 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Songs from those albums on the compilation include So Fine and She Doesn’t Mind, as well as Entertainment 2.0, which features Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, and 2 Chainz.