No Long Talk: Sean Paul says Drake owes Jamaican artist their “accolades”


If you let Sean Paul tell it, Drake needs to watch how he speaks on Dancehall music’s name, you know.

Though the 30-year-old “Controlla” crooner’s freshly adopted island swag earned him an unprecedented 13 Billboard Music Awards this year, everyone isn’t all too pleased with the Canadian rapper’s subtle acknowledgement of his new lyrical style’s origins.

While chopping it up with Metro, Jamaican “Get Busy” boomer, Sean Paul, got busy shaming Drizzy for failing to properly credit the Dancehall genre as his creative inspiration.

“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,” Sean said echoing statements he made in 2016 concerning the 6god’s unwillingness publicly pay respects to the Jamaican art form. “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.”

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During the interview, the “Like Glue” god mentioned “Shape Of You” singer, Ed Sheeran, saying the U.K. bred pop vocalist did one song that’s “Dancehall reminiscent,” while Drake is unabashedly riding the reggae sound wave into greatness; thus, should show the genre more love.

“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 asserted.

Last September, the “Still In Love” spitter scolded the Champagne Papi, Justin Bieber, and Major Lazer for insufficiently crediting his culture.

“It is a sore point when people like Drake or Bieber or other artists come and do dancehall-orientated music but don’t credit where dancehall came from and they don’t necessarily understand it,” Sean told The Guardian . “A lot of people get upset, they get sour. And I know artists back in Jamaica that don’t like Major Lazer because they think they do the same thing that Drake and Kanye did–they take and take and don’t credit.”

By : Asia Grace

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