Sean Paul takes it to the movies

June 10, 2024

article reposted by Chelsea


International recording artiste Sean Paul is happy that he has two songs featured on the soundtrack of the new Will Smith and Martin Lawrence film Bad Boys: Ride or Die.

The film was released in the United States on June 7 via Sony Pictures Entertainment. It is the fourth installment in the Bad Boys movie franchise.

Sean Paul appears on the track Light Em Up with Will Smith, and on the title track Bad Boys, which features Argentine rapper Trueno.

“You know, I always feel good to be on work that is heavily rotated and highly thought of. The movie’s been a hit movie forever, and I’m just happy to be on the soundtrack. It’s awesome,” Sean Paul told the Jamaica Observer on Friday.

He said the collaboration with Trueno came about from a songwriting camp.

“The collaboration that I did with Trueno came about a while back. I had a songwriting camp with a lot of Latin artistes, and we came up with that one. The opportunity just came up and we submitted the song. A few weeks later I got a call that they wanted me to do the song with Will Smith, and I said yes, a great opportunity,” Sean Paul explained.

He added: “I don’t usually do bad man lyrics, but it called for it with this song.”

This is not the first time that Sean Paul has had a song featured in a film or featured on a film’s official soundtrack. To date, there have been 14 such instances.

In 1998, Sean Paul’s Top Shotta featuring rapper DMX and Mr Vegas was featured on the Belly movie soundtrack, and in 2004 a remake of Three Little Birds with Ziggy Marley made its way onto the Shark Tale soundtrack.

The 2006 film Step Up featured the gold-selling hit When You Gonna (Give it Up to Me) with singer Keyshia Cole, while 2003’s chart-topping single Get Busy was featured in the dance scene of the 2008 film Baby Mama. It was also featured in the club scene of the 2003 film Grind and in the 2004 romantic comedy Chasing Liberty.

The Rohan “Jah Sno Cone” Fuller-produced Temperature, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, was played in the 2007 film Norbit.

Sean Paul’s breakthrough pop hit Gimmie The Light was heard in the 2003 film Honey, while Deport Them made it onto the soundtrack for the hit film 2 Fast 2 Furious.

No Lie featuring Dua Lipa is on the soundtrack to the 2017 film Baywatch, while Got 2 Luv You, featuring Alexis Jordan, was featured in the 2012 film Magic Mike.

Mad Love is featured in the 2021 film Misfits, and Punkie, a track from Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock album, is on the soundtrack to the 2004 film After the Sunset.


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