Sean Paul, Dutty Rock (2002)
Label: VP Records, Atlantic
The most successful dancehall reggae album in history, Sean Paul's sophomore release had a immediate and lasting impact on pop culture that's still felt to this day. Rather than relying on remixes and guest features, Sean Paul won on his own terms, riding raw uncut riddims straight out of Jamaica's dancehalls all the way to the international pop charts.
From the breakout single "Gimme The Light" to the chart-topping "Get Busy" Sean kicked in the door for dancehall reggae on a worldwide scale. Club favorites "Like Glue" and "I'm Still In Love With You" cemented his position at the toppa top. His secret? Those dutty, hard-edged flows and an uncanny ability to craft hooks that stick in the brain like the highest-grade ganja.