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Sean Paul drops his Tomahawk Technique at Fiction
It’s been approximately six years since Sean Paul released an album but last night, Wednesday night, June 13, 2012, Tomahawk Technique, the artist’s fifth studio, received its Jamaican launch at the Fiction Night Club, Kingston. Tomahawk Technique was officially released earlier this year and singles from the 12-track album are already receiving heavy rotation in Europe.
The launch event was hosted by Paula Ann Porter. Much of the event paid close attention to Sean Paul’s career which has included several awards and chart-topping hits. Former Third World percussionist Carrot Jarrett and producer Robert Livingston spoke about the artist prior to his attaining international fame.
Over fourteen years have passed since Sean Paul dropped his first album Stage One, and they have brought numerous achievements. Since 1998 release of Stage One, the artist has copped numerous awards including an American Music Award, a Grammy Award and two MOBO awards.
Sean Paul had defined his international presence with his sophomore album Dutty Rock (2001). Dutty Rock which featured the singles ‘Gimme the Light’, ‘Get Busy’, ‘I’m Still in Love With You’ (featuring Sasha) and the Beyonce collaboration ‘Baby Boy’ achieved significant success on charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Trinity followed in 2003 and with it Sean Paul struck Platinum in Europe having amassed worldwide sales of over four million albums. The album can easily be declared Sean Paul’s most successful. Trinity featured another round of collaborations and chart-toppers including the heavy hitting singles ‘We Be Burning’, ‘Temperature’, ‘(When You Gonna) Give it Up to Me’ (featuring Keyshia Cole) and ‘Break it Off’ (featuring Rihanna).
Imperial Blaze, Sean Paul’s fourth album arrived four years later in 2006. Imperial Blaze, while not as successful as its predecessor, Trinity’, did fairly well producing the memorable singles ‘So Fine’ and ‘Press it Up’. Sean Paul had also managed collaborations with Jay Sean and Lil Jon (‘Do You Remember’), and Pit Bull (‘Shake Senora’).
The night ended with s short performance by Sean Paul as he delivered two of the tracks from Tomahawk Technique, ‘Hold On’ and ‘Dream Girl’.