It is 2002 and rising artiste Sean Paul has hit paydirt with the release of his sophomore album Dutty Rock.
As it turns out, this album goes on to become a monster hit and introduces the music world to a new star out of Jamaica.
The 20-track album featured production from The Neptunes, Jeremy Harding, Delroy 'Delly Ranks' Foster, Steven 'Lenky' Marsden, Troyton Rami and Steelie and Clevie.
Dutty Rock was a ground-breaking album for a Jamaican dancehall artiste. The set opened at number nine on the Billboard 200 album chart with first week sales of 65,000 copies.
It also sold well outside of North America, clocking respectable positions on album charts in several European territories. In the United Kingdom, Dutty Rock debuted at number two while in Canada it hit the Top 10. (read more)
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