After Sweeping Charts With It, Sean Paul Says Drake Needs To Pay Respect To Dancehall
Sean Paul is waiting for Drake to pay homage to the genre of music responsible for his latest batch of hits. Songs like “One Dance” are heating up music charts and Drake has yet to nod at the people before him who created the genre. Drake is NOT a dancehall artist, but he persists on using the music to score hits, why can’t he say “thanks”?
In his latest “thank you” speech at the Billboard music awards, Drake told people to give credit to other while they’re alive. Do you think he will do the same?
Sean Paul says:
I think at the time when it (One Dance) was popping off, it would have been good for him to actually put accolades towards the whole culture.
He’s friendly with a few people in the business in Jamaica and that’s good, I love it. 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.’
When asked about how he feels about Ed Sheeren’s major hit “Shape Of It”, he said that gets a pass, for now:
‘Ed Sheeran has done one song that is huge and it’s dancehall reminiscent.
‘But that is one song, he [Drake] had an album full of dancehall so I think he should have paid a bit of an accolade and told people in the press that is where I’m coming from, I have a love for that music.’
Sean goes on to say that “Dance Hall” is not recognize as a category at the Grammys, so a nod to the genre is not only respectful, but could change that.