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Sean Paul’s Tiny Desk Performance: Look + Listen

As kicking off his NPR Tiny Desk office set featuring twenty years-worth of career spanning songs, Sean Paul said “This ain’t no Tiny Desk no more,”

Opening with “Gimme the Light,” his very first hit single in 2002 that’s recently served as the foundation of an homage-paying single from New York rapper Ice Spice, the Jamaican rapper maintained the energy as he transitioned into “Get Busy.” Backed by four band members, two vocalists, and his deejay, the Paul ad libbed “You are the number one sexy ladies, Tiny Desk.” The set continued with “Infiltrate” and “Deport Them,” and “I’m Still in Love With You.”

Addressing the NPR staff, Sean said “We’ve been on tour, and we just did DC last night, so I thank you for accommodating me and partying on a day like this,” “All right, so what you say we now go back to the early day beginnings?”

Ramping up the charm during the final stretch of his set, the musician told the audience: “I walked into the office today, and there’s too much beautiful ladies in here. So, unfortunately for the rest of the world, we’re not leaving Tiny Desk again. The next time, when anybody asks you why we didn’t left, you can tell them we stick to the girl dem like glue.”

After singing “Like Glue,” the reggae/dancehall star ended his performance with the ultimate Sean Paul heater, “Temperature.” 

“Big up everybody who love reggae and dancehall music,” Paul added. “Thank you so much for the support.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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