Dancehall superstar Sean Paul began scoring hit singles in Jamaica and steadily began attracting international attention, eventually breaking into the pop mainstream with the album Dutty Rock. He began as a DJ after he started writing his own songs, patterning his style largely after Super Cat and finding a mentor in Don Yute; he also found contacts in several members of the reggae-pop band Third World, which helped open up business connections. Paul released his debut single, “Baby Girl,” with producer Jeremy Harding; it proved a significant success, leading to further Jamaican hits like “Nah Get No Bly (One More Try),” “Deport Them,” “Excite Me,” “Infiltrate,” and “Hackle Mi.” Sean Paul then started to make inroads into American audiences; he was first commissioned to collaborate with fellow dancehall hitmaker Mr. Vegas on a production for rapper DMX; titled “Here Comes the Boom.” Also, Paul scored a Top Ten hit on the Billboard rap charts with “Hot Gal Today.” Dutty Rock followed by The Trinity were extremely successful with both albums peaking in the Top Ten of the album chart and featuring a handful of mainstream smashes. A little known fact about Sean Paulwas that he was also a skilled athlete, excelling in swimming and especially water polo, playing for the Jamaican national team.
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