Sean Paul became a huge star with the crossover success of Dutty Rock:
The clever blend of dancehall, hip-hop and pop hooks resulted in six million
plus copies passing through the tills. The summer of Return Of The King and
Finding Nemo was soundtracked by the Diwali riddim that powered the single Get
Busy. It became the rhythm of the summer in 2003, underpinning hits by
Lumidee and Wayne Wonder. We Be Burning is the first taste of
Trinity, Sean Paul's first LP in three years.
The single contains two versions of the track, We Be Burnin'(Recognize It
Version) and We Be Burnin'(Legalize It Version). It's the legalize it version that
blasts out of speakers demanding you sit up and pay attention. From the opening
thwack of dirty digital bass you know it is going to fly. A stuttering staccato
rhythm, pizzicato strings and a dense lyrical flow lock down the groove.
It owes as much to the hip-hop of Eminem as it does to the dancehall strut
of Super Cat. Bass heavy and beautiful.