Jamaican Rapper Sean Paul Kicks Off Lebanon’s Byblos Festival

Hundreds of music fans gathered in Lebanon’s ancient coastal city of Byblos on Monday (July 3) evening for a concert by Grammy-award-winning artist Sean Paul.

The event was part of the annual Byblos International Festival, and it was the Jamaican rapper’s first ever performance in Lebanon.

Preceded by Lebanese DJ Rodge then Chi Ching Ching in the opening act, Sean Paul captivated the audience for more than an hour, as the crowd danced and sang along to his hit songs.

“This is the 19th year of the festival, which means next year we’ll be in our 20th edition and we will celebrate the 20th anniversary. Our choice for the programme varies as usual, in order to please all tastes and ages,” said Latifee Lakkis, the president of Byblos International Festival committee.

“As you saw, when we pick programmes like Sean Paul for the youth, you see the environment is really beautiful. All our programmes — every year and this year — are really special,” she added.

The 44-year-old rapper, singer and producer wrapped up the evening with his hits ‘She Doesn’t Mind’ and ‘Temperature’, a performance hailed as “beautiful” by many concertgoers.

“We really liked it, you feel the energy and you feel the love, it was really beautiful,” said Jackie, a Lebanese student.

“I love the vacation in Lebanon, it is amazing and the concert was beautiful, it was awesome, I was crazy, I went crazy with all my friends, it was amazing,” exclaimed Hassan Khalil, a Lebanese expatriate.

“Sean Paul was on fire, he made us feel loved and we made him feel loved as well,” added Selim Mourad, a Lebanese filmmaker who attended the concert.

Byblos International Festival runs until August 4 and features a line-up including German alternative rock group Milky Chance and Lebanese-born Spanish violinist Ara Malikian.

Behind the Scenes: Timaya Collaborates With Sean Paul

After Plantain Boy, Single Ladies, Bum Bum, Timaya has teamed up with International dancehall star, Sean Paul, for the remix of his hit single Bum Bum.

Timaya has sold over 30 million records since he came into limelight, with performances all over the world.

The video is slated to drop later this month.






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MUSIC: Chingy Featuring 2face & May7ven – “Falling (Remix)”

Award-winning U.S. rap star Chingy  has released an afrobeats remix of his single “Falling” featuring Nigeria’s music icon, 2face and the acclaimed queen of afrobeats, May7ven.

The track was produced by Triple O Productions who has previously produced hit records for 2Face, Sound Sultan, Sean Paul and Darey.

The remix sees 2face dishing out his trademark vocals and lyrics as May7ven drops her soprano notes and adlibs on the chorus and bridge.

Chingy, who is currently on tour in Australia with Fabolous and Omarion, recently released his EP titled Chingology.

Chingy is also about to embark on both a UK-wide and Nigerian tour in November.

Listen to “Falling (Remix)” below…

Sean Paul Cooks up New Album

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The Jamaican rapper has been silent because he wants to come out with a bang for his fans.

He said in a statement that he has a surprise for his fans, he is currently working with artists and producers that he has never worked.

The album which he titled “Tomahawk Technique” has a combination of various artists like Kelly Rowland, Justin Bieber, Rihana, Natasha Bedingfield and producers like Rico Love, Benny Blanco following the success of his hit album in 2009 “Imperial Blaze” which got him a Grammy nomination.

The second single from the upcoming album, was released in October, and “Tomahawk Technique” is due to hit Web sites on January 30.

Check out Sean Paul’s interview with American radio station 107.1fm