In 2016 Drake song ‘One Dance’ which is a highly dancehall influenced track was the best-selling single in the UK.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull, Seal Paul said: “I think at the time when it was popping off, it would have been good for him to actually put accolades towards the whole culture.”
“He’s friendly with a few people in the business in Jamaica and that’s good, I love it. But if he had given more accolades when he was actually making it and said ‘this is the music I love’, it would have been cool.”
Sean Paul also compares Drake and Ed Sheeran who both released big dancehall hits. “Ed Sheeran has done one song that is huge and it’s dancehall reminiscent. But that is one song, he [Drake] had an album full of dancehall so I think he should have paid a bit of an accolade and told people in the press that is where I’m coming from, I have a love for that music,” he said.
This isn’t the first time Sean Paul has voiced his frustrations with artistes using the Dancehall sound.
Back in 2016, the Reggae artist told The Guardian that it was a “sore point” to see artists like Justin Bieber and Drake profit from Dancehall-inspired songs without paying homage to where they came from.