A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Sean Paul is hot and your kids are going to listen to him with or without your blessing, with the help of their friends. This CD is available in explicit and edited versions -- not that editing does much. This is one case where you really might want to go to Lyrics.com and look at what he's saying so you can decide a) if you are okay with your kid listening and, if so, b) what your input should be on some of his messages.
What's the story?
DUTTY ROCK is Jamaican slang for \"Dirty Rock,\" and Sean Paul's second album fully earns that title, describing life in dancehalls smoking weed, drinking, and hitting on women. The singer even gives a nod to the Indian trend in dancehalls via up-tempo rhythms in \"Shout (Street Respect),\" and in \"Bubble,\" which features Fahrenheit and an insistent beat on the tabla drum. \"Get Busy\" uses a frantic beat to urge \"sexy ladies\" to \"oscillate you hip and don't take pity.\" In the dancehall hit \"Gimme the Light,\" he chants, \"Could I be your protector/ You buff in every sector/ Every man around them/ Want turn your inspector/ But you no let them sweat ya/ Nor grill you with no lecture/ 'Bout them power drill/ Or them fuel injector/ Them a infector disease collector.\"
Is it any good?
Paul was a songwriter before he turned singer, and his lyrics -- though at times explicit -- are amusing and delivered with stylish energy. Dancehall purists will forgive him just a few digressions (a Spanish-language version of "Punkie" for example), thanks to catchy rhythms, unforgettable hooks, and Paul's crisp delivery on the rest of the CD.