Sean PaulReggae superstar Sean Paul is set to launch a one-man campaign to stop youth violence in Jamaica on his new album. The singer insists his upcoming dancehall release won't be full of party anthems, but will deal with issues that concern him about his native country.
Paul tells MTV News, "The content is just a little different than what people expect fromme. It's not about partying, it's not about ladies; it's about the kids with the guns in the streets. It'smore reality."
And he hopes one new track, "Sufferer," prompts gun-wielding gang membersto give up their arms and stop the violence. He adds, "I'm talking about the younger generation that has no other option for success than to find a gun somewhere. I try to appeal to them: 'I know you a sufferer, but it doesn'tmean that you can't or shouldn'texpectany better.' It's a lot different than from what I usually say, like, 'Get busy, shake that thing.'"
Paul will dedicate the album to two young friends who have recently been killed in youth-related violence. He adds, "I saw potential in these two kids and many others. It really hit home. And I'm thinking of a voice, Ineed to say something to people."