UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Just as Bob Marley was opposed to "Waiting in Vain," so is his 21st-century torch-carrier, Sean Paul.
___"My new single's about askin' the ladies, 'Please give me some love,' " Paul said of his latest smash,"(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me," which appears on the soundtrack for the dance flick "Step Up." "You know, 'It's my time. I've been waiting in line. I don't want to wait in vain.' That's what it's about."
___The single, which features Keyshia Cole, has risen to #6 on Billboard's Hot 100, making it Paul's third successful release from 2005's The Trinity, after "We Be Burnin' " and "Temperature."
___And if it's up to Paul, there will be a fourth this fall.
___"I would love to release a song called 'Never Gonna Be the Same,' " Paul said of a tune he's already released overseas. "It's a song I wrote about a friend who passed away. I did a video for it already in Jamaica, in the streets and the neighborhoods that we used to walk together. And so it's a real special video. And I hope to have it here."
___Paul wrote the song after a fellow musician named Daddigon was gunned down early last year on the streets of Kingston. The lyrics also mention others he has lost over the years, including an aunt and girlfriend. Violence in Jamaica is a topic Paul plans to address on his fourth album, which he's writing now and will release in the spring.
___In the meantime, he's still on the road with Mariah Carey. "I'm very proud to open for her," Paul said backstage at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards (see "Britney Introduces K-Fed, Nick Lachey Scores 'Awkward' Award At Teen Choice 2006"). "I'll be doin' the tour with her until September 11. I've been away from home a long time, so in September I'm gonna try to go back home and chill out in the sun and do my own thing."
___His own thing will likely include some recording sessions, but Paul has no intentions of following in the footsteps of so many American rappers by heading to the big screen. "I don't have a strong desire to really do movies unless it would match my part," he said.
___"So maybe if somebody wrote a movie about the best artist in the world. Maybe," he added with a smile.
Sean Paul compte écrire des chansons avec des textes plus consciencieux, comme Sufferer... Il va commencer à enregistrer son quatrième album en septembre, ceui devrait sortir au printemps [je sais pas le printemps où à la Réunion il n'y a pas de printemps LOL]... Sur cet album on retrouvera donc les chansons Sufferer, All Out, Hit'em (en duo avec Farenheit et y a aussi Jigzagula qui fait chante :p), Top a di list (en duo avec Wycleff Jean). Sinon dans cette interview, SP dit que (When you Gonna) Give it up to me fait partie de la soundtrack du film Step Up, le single est N°6 au BillBoard Charts. La video de Never Gonna be the sme a été filmée en Jamaique...Il a écrit cette chanson pour son ami Daddigon... Il est fier de faire la première partie de Mariah Carey en amérique...Vers la fin on lui demande si il aimerait faire un film il répond que oui mais alors il faudrait que le scenario lui corresponde, peut être si quelqu'un fait un film a propos du meilleur artiste du monde. et il fait un sourire en disant ça! [Lacher des commentaires please]