Flanked by hype man [artist id="961130"]Lil Jon[/artist] and Jamaican rapper [artist id="710346"]Sean Paul[/artist], Cash Money R&B pop star [artist id="1797999"]Jay Sean[/artist] follows up his chart-topping U.S. debut single “Down,” with a “block party” video for “Do You Remember.”
“I love the idea of the street vibe,” Sean told MTV News on the video set last month. “Having folks together, out in the street at midnight. The video is all about having fun, having a party, enjoying yourself. So, we did the whole block-party thing!”
The video was shot in Los Angeles and features cameos from fellow Cash Money/ Young Money artists, [artist id="1233850"]Birdman[/artist] and [artist id="1652126"]Tyga[/artist]. Of course, having the King of Crunk and the purveyor of the imperial blaze on hand only served to further kick the party vibe up a notch.
“I can hype up milk,” Lil Jon bragged. “Gimme some milk, and I can hype it up. But Jay Sean is singing to these ladies right now! He’s making them dance with these uptempo records! Jay Sean has his own lane right now.”
The sentiment was echoed by Sean Paul, who first connected with Jay Sean in September, on the red carpet of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
“Jay Sean got a hot song and I got a hot eight bars on it,” Sean Paul said. “He gave me fire, in the vein of ‘Down,’ so of course I had to step to it.”
The video for “Do You Remember” is the second to drop from Sean’s U.S. debut album, All or Nothing, which came out last week.
“Most people are fortunate enough to stay two, three years in this game. I’ve been in it for seven years, and I feel like now, I’m just beginning,” said Sean, who was a hit in Europe for years before coming Stateside. “All the other stuff I’ve done and all the other places I’ve been around in the world, I feel like that was all for this … this moment!”