Words by Emily Shapiro, via The Fader
Sean Paul’s career already boasts four hit albums and a Grammy but now he is adding hit-making producer to his resume. Material Riddim, Dutty Paul’s second venture into production, is one of the year’s standout riddims, voiced by major artists (Spragga Benz, Wayne Marshall), up-and-coming acts (Chi Ching Ching, Nicky B) and a few folks you may not have heard in a while (Voicemail, Hollow Point). The hype tunes like “Roll Wid Di Don” by Mr. Paul himself and “Ride” by Tami Chynn are all featured in an epic, 10-minute-plus video mix recently filmed in Kingston. In addition to bringing together some huge dancehall talents, the video, directed by Mykal Cushine and choreographed by Tanisha Scott, is a visual treat, with some dope graphics, animation and performance.