Sean Paul Wants Drake to Give More Credit to Dancehall Artists
Last fall, dancehall legend Sean Paul said Drake didn't give the genre enough credit for inspiring his the sound behind his hit Views single, "One Dance." Now Sean is revisiting the topic.
In a recent interview with metro.co.uk, Sean says he hasn't changed his opinion too much—if at all.
"I think at the time when ['One Dance'] was popping off, it would have been good for him to actually put accolades towards the whole culture," Sean said, once again claiming Drizzy didn't do enough to shine light on dancehall 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."
Elsewhere in the interview, Sean brought Ed Sheeran into the discussion, saying the UK-based artist hadn't delved into dancehall as much as Drizzy had on his recent projects.
"Ed Sheeran has done one song that is huge and it’s dancehall reminiscent," Sean explains, seemingly referencing Sheeran's "Shape of You." "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."
Last September, Sean explained that while he appreciated dancehall's resurgence around the globe, he felt that Drizzy, Justin Bieber and Major Lazer hadn't done enough to give credit to the culture that created the genre.
“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,” Paul told The Guardian at the time. “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.”
As far as we know, Drizzy's never responded to Sean Paul's comments on the matter.
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