Sean Paul is bringing his charismatic dancehall flair back to the mainstream arena with two fiery new tracks. First up is "Tek Weh Yuh Heart" featuring Tory Lanez, which samples producer Tony Kelly's "Bookshelf" riddim. It is a nostalgic listen for longtime dancehall fans, as "Deport Dem"—one of Dutty Paul's signature songs—was part of that riddim.
The second is more poppy but still very sexy, thanks to guest artist Dua Lipa's velvet-rich vocals and Paul's melodic crooning. Stream both tracks as you wine up yuh waistline below.
The new songs comes after a stellar year for Sean Paul, who collaborated with Sia for the bubbly "Cheap Thrills" (read our essay on his Top 10 return), hopped on Little Mix's "Hair" remix and landed on the U.K. charts with a feature on Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye.” Back in September, Paul called out Drake and Justin Bieber for culturally appropriating dancehall.
“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,” he said in an interview. “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.”
Below, watch our chat with Tory Lanez at this year's Voodoo Music Experience: