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Sean Paul

Sean Paul
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Sean Paul ranks among 2003's top breakouts

At summer's peak, it seemed like Paul's hip-grinding dancehall hits -- ''Gimme the Light,'' ''Get Busy,'' and ''Like Glue'' -- came installed in every SUV from Manhattan to Mendocino. And if selling more than 2 million copies of his second disc, ''Dutty Rock,'' wasn't enough, Paul's ragga rhymes brought Jamaican swagger to some of the year's biggest R&B/rap hits, like Beyoncé's ''Baby Boy'' and Busta Rhymes' ''Make It Clap (Remix).'' All of which fueled a Kingston-to-Brooklyn crossover not seen since the days of Bob Marley.

Originally posted Dec 03, 2003

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