CELEBRITY CENTRAL: SEAN KINGSTON

A self-proclaimed product of his past, rapper Sean Kingston’s history helps describe his sound. Born in February 03 1990 in Miami, FL, and then raised in Kingston, Jamaica, from the age of six, he mixed more than a little dancehall and reggae into his hip-hop.
Sean Kingston
Sean Kingston

A self-proclaimed product of his past, rapper Sean Kingston’s history helps describe his sound. Born in February 03 1990 in Miami, FL, and then raised in Kingston, Jamaica, from the age of six, he mixed more than a little dancehall and reggae into his hip-hop.

The hard lyrics come from a hard life, which included incarceration, homelessness, and growing up a lot faster than he should have.

His young parents didn’t play teen pop or teen rap while he was being raised, so he absorbed the adult lyrics of Buju Banton, Ice Cube, and Rakim.

He also lived the lyrics and landed a breaking-and-entering charge at age 11. Twenty-one days in jail, boot camp, and living in a car while his mother was incarcerated on an identity fraud rap all followed.

None of it swayed the youth against hustling; it just pointed him in a different, more lucrative direction.

Taking his ability to write rhymes, he started working Miami’s talent show and showcase circuit hard, eventually sharing the stage Pittbull, Trick Daddy and Ludacriss.

Producer Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem a producer for stars like Britney Spears, 50 Cent, and Rihanna, caught his demo and signed the young rapper to his Beluga Heights record label right before the major-label bidding wars were to begin.

The Sony imprint Epic won and introduced their new artist in the spring of 2007 with the single “Colors 2007” featuring the Game and Rick Ross.

Although he sounded much older, Kingston was only 16 years old when the track landed.

With his second single, “Beautiful Girls,” which became an instant success and immediately he released his self-titled debut album on July 31, 2007.

One of the hits in the album is “Stand by Me” where he took a sample of Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me” and twisted it into a huge hit.

This more polished, smoother, and less hardcore stance suited the singer and figured heavily into his album.

Sean Kingston’s ‘fire burning’ released two months ago is a huge hit and has been nominated for various awards and is currently on number fifteen on the billboard chats top 100.

Sean’s latest album ‘Tomorrow’ which includes tracks like ‘Fire burning’, ‘War’ featuring Lil Wayne and ‘Last Days’ is also enjoying major success in the industry.

Sean plans to be in the industry long enough to own a label and become very “business-y” about it.

He is even considering taking a shift on acting that was also part of his childhood dream.        

Lyrics to ‘FIRE BURNING’

Somebody call 911
Shawty fire burning on the dance floor
whoa
Fire burning, fire burning
Kingston
Let’s Go
Hey, hey, hey
Red One
Hey Hey
Shawty got that super thing

Hotter than the sun of south in Spain
Got me soon as I walked through the door
My pocket started tickle-ing
The way she dropped it low that thang
Got me wanna spend my money on her, her
She get it pop it lock it drop it,

That birthday cake,
Got a candle, need to blow that crazy flame away
Now take my red, black card and my jewellery
Shawty is cool like the fire,
Cool like fire

Somebody call 911
Shawty fire burning on the dance floor
Whoa
I gotta cool her down
She won’t bring the roof to ground
On the dance floor, Whoa
She’s fire burning, fire burning on the dance floor
That little shawty’s fire burning on the dance floor
She’s fire burning fire burning on the dance floor
That little shawty’s fire burning on the dance floor
Fire burning fire burning
That body is a masterpiece

The order is one in every hundred years
But ain’t no doubt I’m taking it home
I’m afraid we’ll blow them legs
Little mama game is about to change
She’ll be on covers over the world
She get it pop it lock it drop it that birthday cake
Got a candle need to blow that crazy flame away
Take my red, black card and my jewellery
Shawty is cool like the fire

Cool like fire
Somebody call 911
Shawty fire burning on the dance floor
Whoa
I gotta cool her down
She won’t bring the roof to ground
On the dance floor, Whoa
She’s fire burning, fire burning on the dance floor

That little shawty’s fire burning on the dance floor
She’s fire burning, fire burning on the dance floor
That little shawty’s fire burning on the dance floor
She got that fire in her dance
That’ll make them fella’s run around
Hey

No exit from the dance floor
So them boys want more, Hey
She got that fire in her dance
That’ll make them fella’s run around
Get outta my way, everybody, sing it now
No exit from the dance floor so them boys want more
She get it pop it lock it drop it that birthday cake

Got a candle need to blow that crazy flame away
Take my red, black card and my jewellery
Shawty is cool like the fire
Cool like fire
Somebody call 911

Shawty fire burning on the dance floor
Whoa
I gotta cool her down
She won’t bring the roof to ground
On the dance floor, Whoa
She’s fire burning, fire burning on the dance floor

That little shawty’s fire burning on the dance floor
She’s fire burning, fire burning on the dance floor
That little shawty’s fire burning on the dance floor
Somebody call 911         

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