Jamaican superstar Sean Paul celebrated the release of his Live N Livin album on March 12 with some Hennessy and weed.
“The schedule has begun,” the deejay said in an online livestream. ‘Schedule’, a term used by himself and fellow peers like Damian Marley, refers to Hennessy which is used to commemorate major feats like the final show of a tour.
Surrounded by members of his team and other artists at his Dutty Rock Productions label, Paul made a toast to the 16-track project.
“It’s reflecting that you must live and live in unity – that’s the best community.”– Sean Paul
“This one is dedicated to all the artistes dem on the album, all the producer dem pon the album, all the fans dem tuning in right now and all the fans dem that is going to cop that album or stream that album and listen it,” he said. “The first album of my own weh mi a put out fi mi owna self. Salute Dutty Rock Productions. Salute Money Matters Entertainment, Coppershot sound system, the whole thing.”
As he chilled under a tree in the studio yard, he reflected on the making of the project.
“We a smoke pon some good ganja, celebrating you nah mean cause right now we worked a nice likkle five months fi dig in deep and put this album out to the world,” he said. “Sometimes you just get a inspiration, you don’t know weh di world a go like or not, yuh just go through wid it and this time was one a dem time deh when I was very, very, very focused on what I wanted this to sound like and how I wanted people to check it out.”
The album is feature-filled with appearances from artists including Marley, Buju Banton, Chi Chi Ching, Jesse Royal, Busy Signal, Intence, Squash, Govana, Skillibeng, Masicka and Suku Ward 21.
“I just waan impress pon everybody that this album is reflecting that dancehall is living, check di pulse. It’s reflecting that you must live and live in unity – that’s the best community.”
His second album for the year, Scorcher, is set for release in May and will also feature Marley, as well as Gwen Stefani, Ty Dolla $ign, Shenseea, Stylo G and Jada Kingdom.
He also revealed that he will appear on a collaboration alongside Spice and Shaggy, to be released on April 30.