Sean Paul’s unique voice and vocals combined with special collaborations make for a funky, upbeat dancehall album. Live N Living is Sean Pauls Seventh studio album and the 1st album of his to be released by his label Dutty Rock Productions. Live N Livin Album is a bold statement just from its name plus the numerous collaborations on the project from veterans to newcomers, This Live N Livin album is a reminder and a display that dancehall is a force, and artists of all statue of the sphere can unite. There are 22 collaborations on this 16-track album Buju Banton, Mavado, Agent Sasco, Busy Signal, Govana, Chi Ching Ching Intense, Skillibeng, Damian Jr Gong Marley, and StoneBowy to name a few are a part of this body of work. We hope this is the start of a trend amongst artists in the dancehall and reggae community.
Live N Livin the Album Out Now on all Platforms, commences with Buss a Bubble ft Sotto Bless, Looga Man, Ras Ajai, Chi Ching Ching, Delly Ranx has Sean Pauls signature flirty, teasing lyrics with each artist demonstrating their worthiness to be on the track. Nice upbeat tune, lyrics “shake it take it” will have the ladies ‘shaking it’ dancehall style.
Boom ft Busy Signal & Spaceship ft Suku have a similar upbeat reggae tone & sharp Sean Paul vocal. These songs are dedicated to the beauty of women and the vocals are catchy, playful, and a floor filler. Beautiful lyrics from Suku complimented the track perfectly. Real Steel ft intence and The Plug ft Chi Ching Ching are both good energy, summer tracks, and will have the ladies on the dance floor.
Dem Nuh Ready Yet has Strong Sean Paul vocals with a Latino influence – good reggae beat, dancehall track with a nice Summer vibe with Leftside complimenting the track with his unique voice. Crazy ft Buju Banton had a good beat, sharp, and flowed nicely on the album you cannot mistake Bujus deep tones been on this song. Schedule feat Damina Jr Gong Marley had a much slower beat with a different vibe to the rest of the album. It screamed Jamaican vibes, simply ‘enjoying life’ softer reggae, nice lyrics.
Money Bag is a dancehall classic and will bring the beautiful ladies to your money bag, it will be one for the club. Excellent collaboration with Govana. Protect Me has a slower vibe to the track. Strong lyrics give the song depth and meaning and talk of Sean Pauls journey. Lyrics such as Every action brings a reaction speaks volumes of gaining strength and moving forward, we all have protection if we believe.
Lion Heart (Radio Edit) had an instant happy beat and one of the songs that stood out for me. The lyrics are relatable and raw. ‘misery loves company’ surround yourself with good people and rise above the haters is relevant to society today. Guns of Navarone (Remix) and Danger Zone reflects on the current world we live in with Sean Paul creating vocals and lyrics with a strong beat and meaning. Life we Livin feat Squash) had a fun 80’s electric sound with reggae beats, slower than other tracks on the album but still maintaining a good funky vibe. I’m Sanctify (Remix) Is a good track and remix. The lyrics of the song, happy, upbeat, fun, and compliment the title perfectly. I visualized sunshine, beach, and lots of light. Everest was a great track to end on with lyrics ‘never look back’ and respect taller than Everest was powerful. Sean Paul is making a statement through his words and vocals. His voice is unique, and I agree with his lyrics in this track as I believe he makes the album ‘feel effortless’.
Great album scoring a funky 8/10
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Review by Charis Jones for WorlMag in UK