September 22, 2005
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3/4|
"The Trinity" is the third album of
dancehall ruling and popcharts topping Kingston, Jamaica born Sean Paul about which Sean Paul
Henriques own views can be read in this article.
Following his amazing debut album "Stage One"
and the million-selling "Dutty Rock" he's back: with an excellent hardcore
dancehall album. Mainly dominated by riddims known to the dancehall
massive, now trying again to push over the mainstream audiences.
Introduced by former Bodyguard selecter Dane 'Fire Links' Johnson in
"Fire Links Intro" in true dancehall style over a Graig 'Leftside'
Parks as the next "Dutty Rock" Sean Paul's immediately recognizable
delivery rides a riddim by Delano Thomas' Renaissance Crew for the party
tune "Head In The Zone" with Jazzy T taking care of the MC's shouts
firing everyone up to dance the "Willie Bounce". Then his "We'll Be
Burnin'", the current single climbing the pop charts over the
Renaissance Crew's hot 'Stepz'-riddim
actually a great remake of his tune over Steven 'Lenky' Marsden's 'Bubble Up',
is carrying the swing, before the plea to his/a woman to "Send It
On" right away over a Steven 'Lenky'
Marsden riddim, that sounds like a remix of 'Bubble Up' and "Ever
Blazin'" over Lenky's great 'Masterpiece',
a tune that is still impressive even more than 3 years after its release
as a 45. Then Jamaica's currently hottest producer Donovon 'Vendetta'
Bennett a.k.a. 'Don Corleon' takes over for "Eye Deh A Mi Knee"
over his 'Jonkanoo',
yet another example of how Sean Paul though having become a popstar is
able to deliver one of the best tunes over almost every current hardcore
dancehall riddim he voices. Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett is also providing
the riddims 'Tighty
Tighty' for "Give It Up To Mi", the infectious groove for
"Yardie Bone", a wicked slack combination with Wayne Marshall and
"Never Gonna Be The Same", Sean Paul's moving tribute to amongst
others founding Dutty Cup Crew member Gabra Mantaskeddus Lambert a.k.a.
Daddigon, who was shot Thursday January 27, 2005 over 'Vendetta''s
second one drop riddim, after his immensely popular 'Drop Leaf',
the equally strong 'Seasons'. The next track "I'll Take You There"
is produced by Craig 'Leftside' Parks, swinging the mood back to girls
tunes, followed by Rohan 'Snowcone' Fuller fast & booming 'Applause' for
"Temperature" and Patrick 'Roach' Samuels & Omari Stines 'Siren!'
riddim that is surely gonna create some hype on the dancefloors for
"Breakout". "Head To Toe" is yet another excellent Sean Paul
tune over a great (in my opinion underrated) Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett
Producer Marlon 'Pyrana' Cooke of the Dejavu label, who produced the
'Asthma' and 'Trample' in 2000 and 2001, and last year's 'Fifth Avenue',
is responsible for the more R&B-ish vibe of the combination
"Connection" with Nina Sky over what seems an updated version of
'Fifth Avenue'. "Straight Up" is a boom tune over Black Chiney's
excellent 'Kopa'-riddim and
Sean Paul's brother Coppershot's Jason 'Jigzagula' Henriques then takes
over production duties for the great combination "All On Me" with
sexy - and great singing I hurry to add - Tami Chin, and "Change The Game
with fellow Dutty Cup Crew member Kid Kurrupt & Looga Man boasting|
Cause we be keepin it live
And we don't be talking that jive
Dutty blazin it overdrive, we nah back slide
Cause we ever deh pon di campaign
Non stop wi riding this train
Platinum plaques and all the fame ... We Change The Game
before this album is closed with the anti-haters tune "The Trinity" to round off an excellent set of dancehall tunes. The biggest plus is that Sean Paul's talent has not been wasted on a whole heap of crossover tunes, but a straight hardcore dancehall and reggae album is certainly keeping him in front with his grassroots fans, and hopefully for him and Atlantic will once again also make great waves in the mainstream market. Must have for serious dancehall fans who don't have the 45s and one riddims albums yet, and still recommended for those who have because of the tunes (yet) exclusive to this album.
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