Sean Kingston, along with Iyaz and Vita Chambers, has been one of the chief proponents of the Island Pop genre that’s been hitting the mainstream hard ever since Rihanna infused her pop-R&B with a little Barbados flavor.
On his new single, Sean Kingston, with the help of Nicki Minaj, indulges in a little more of the island than the pop, with this dance hall-ready banger, “Letting Go.” As Idolator notes, the track was produced by Stargate, who is also responsible for the rocksteady flavor of Rihanna’s “Te Amo.”
The “Letting Go” video was shot by Lil X on location in Jamaica and takes place largely at one heck of a party. Kingston sings and pushes up on Nicki Minaj, while the Harajuku Barbie does a great job translating her flow into a Jamaican patois.
“Letting Go” will likely be featured on Kingston’s untitled new album, due out later this year.