Tomahawk Technique

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tomahawk Technique
Studio album by Sean Paul
Released 24 January 2012 (2012-01-24)
(see release history)
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Dancehall, dance-pop, hip house, R&B
Label Atlantic
Producer Stargate, Shellback, Benny Blanco
Sean Paul chronology
Imperial Blaze
(2009)
Tomahawk Technique
(2012)
Full Frequency
(2013)
Singles from Tomahawk Technique
  1. "Got 2 Luv U"
    Released: 19 July 2011 (2011-07-19)
  2. "She Doesn't Mind"
    Released: 31 October 2011 (2011-10-31)
  3. "Hold On"
    Released: 7 February 2012 (2012-02-07)
  4. "Dream Girl (Remix)"
    Released: 28 March 2012 (2012-03-28)
  5. "How Deep Is Your Love"
    Released: 24 July 2012 (2012-07-24)
  6. "Touch The Sky"
    Released: 3 August 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (48/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
NME (3/10)[4]
Now 1/5 stars[5]

Tomahawk Technique is the fifth studio album by Jamaican dancehall recording artist Sean Paul, released through Atlantic Records (Warner Music Group) from 24 January 2012.[6] This album was released on 24 January 2012 in USA.

Background[edit]

Sean said to music blog Rap-Up that Akon, Stargate, DJ Ammo, Benny Blanco, and Kelly Rowland, would appear on the album.[7] "There's a broadening of my artistry, I’m working with other producers and artists I’ve never worked with," the Jamaican rapper told Reuters at the recent KIIS FM Jingle Bell Ball in Los Angeles. "Tomahawk Technique" follows the success of the singer’s 2009′s record "Imperial Blaze," which earned Paul a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae album. For the new CD, he has teamed up with producers Rico Love, Benny Blanco and Stargate, who have been behind artists such as Katy Perry, Rihanna and Natasha Bedingfield, to work on his new album. "What’s going to surprise fans is that there’s a lot more singing, more high notes that I never used to do before," said Paul, adding "it’s a mixture of pop music into dance music."[8]

"I’m trying to bridge the gap, broaden my artistry," Sean told Rap-Up TV. "I’m asking [the producers] to try and make dancehall from their perspective. So it’s sounding more international than dancehall."[9] The album's Japanese version features an upcoming Japanese singer/songwriter, Zia Benjamin.,[10] as well as a remix of the song "Dream Girl" featuring Japanese artiste, Lecca.

Singles[edit]

The first single "Got 2 Luv U" features vocals from American singer Alexis Jordan. It was released on 19 July 2011 by Atlantic Records. The song was written by Sean Paul, Ryan Tedder and Stargate, and it was produced by Stargate.[11][12] It reached number 1 in Switzerland and the Top 10 in several countries worldwide.

"She Doesn't Mind" was released as the second single taken from Tomahawk Technique. It was written by Sean Paul, Shellback and Benny Blanco and was produced by Shellback and Benny Blanco. It was released on 29 September 2011 on NRJ & Skyrock (French radios), and to iTunes on 31 October.[13] Like its predecessor, "She Doesn't Mind" topped the Swiss Singles Chart as well as the Austrian Singles chart and reached top-ten in many other European territories. "Hold On" was released as the third single in February 2012. It reached number 1 in Belgium and number 35 in France. "Dream Girl (remix)" featuring Lecca was released as a single in Japan on 28 March 2012 while in the United States, "How Deep Is Your Love" featuring Kelly Rowland was released as the fifth single on 24 July 2012. The single has so far reached number seventy-two in Switzerland.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Got 2 Luv U" (featuring Alexis Jordan) Sean Henriques, Ryan Tedder, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen StarGate 3:16
2. "She Doesn't Mind"   Henriques, J. Henriques, Karl Schuster, Benjamin Levin Shellback, Benny Blanco 3:47
3. "Body"   Henriques, Richard Butler, Jr., Earl Hood, Eric Goudy II Rico Love, Earl & E 4:10
4. "What I Want"   Henriques, Butler, Earl Hood, Eric Goudy II Rico Love, Earl & E 3:57
5. "Won't Stop (Turn Me Out)" (Uncredited vocals by Rico Love) Henriques, Butler, Pierre Medor Rico Love, Pierre Medor 4:14
6. "Dream Girl"   Henriques, Butler, Dwayne Nesmith Rico Love, Dwayne "D-Town" Nesmith 3:54
7. "Hold On"   Henriques, Butler, Medor Rico Love, Pierre Medor 4:08
8. "How Deep Is Your Love" (featuring Kelly Rowland) Henriques, J. Henriques, Ester Dean, Eriksen, Hermansen StarGate 3:20
9. "Put It on You"   Henriques, Daniel Omelio, Ammar Malik, Eriksen, Hermansen StarGate 3:35
10. "Roll wid di Don"   Henriques, J. Henriques, Shaun Anderson, Nigel Staff Sean Paul, Jigzagula, Coppershaun 3:42
11. "Touch The Sky" (featuring DJ Ammo) Henriques, Damien Leroy DJ Ammo 3:52
12. "Wedding Crashers" (featuring Future Fambo) Henriques, Wayne Mitchell, Ryan Chin, Jathneil Randal, Warren Gladstone Williams, Conroy Forte Conroy Forte 3:01
13. "Waya Waya (Tal Feat. Sean Paul)"   L'Aura Marciano, Sean Paul Eau de Gammes 2:29

Charts[edit]

Charts (2012)[15] Peak
position
Australian Urban Albums Chart[16] 11
Austrian Albums Chart 5
Finnish Albums Chart 9
Russian Albums Chart Albums Chart 9
Dutch Albums Chart 6
European Top 100 Albums 8
World Top 40 Albums 13
New Zealand Albums Chart 2
Hungarian Albums Chart 1
Japanese Albums Chart 1
Swiss Albums Chart 3
UK Albums Chart 30
US Billboard Top Reggae Albums 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Edition (Format) Label
Japan 24 January 2012 Digital Download Atlantic Records
Sweden[17]
Spain[18]
Finland[19]
Denmark[20]
Portugal[21]
Norway[22]
New Zealand[23]
Netherlands[24]
Luxembourg[25]
Italy[26]
Belgium 27 January 2012[6] Standard edition (Digital download)
France
Switzerland
Austria 17 February 2012[6] (CD/Digital download)
Germany
Japan 22 February 2012 CD
Ireland 2 April 2012[6] (CD/Digital download)
United Kingdom
Australia 6 April 2012
United States 18 September 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ The Guardian review
  4. ^ NME review
  5. ^ Now review
  6. ^ a b c d "Sean Paul Revels Cover Art, Tracklisting for 'Tomahawk Technique'". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  7. ^ Video on YouTube
  8. ^ http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/09/sean-paul-says-new-album-will-surprise-fans.html
  9. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2011/12/27/sean-paul-reveals-cover-art-tracklisting-for-tomahawk-technique/#more-108365
  10. ^ http://www.voiceofchristina.com
  11. ^ "ACE Title Search - GOT 2 LUV YA". ASCAP. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  12. ^ Chapman, Alex (21 July 2011). "Sean Paul Releases 'Got 2 Love U' Single, Taps Akon for New Album". Billboatd. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  13. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/album/she-doesnt-mind-single/id473544652?v0=9988&ign-mpt=uo%3D1
  14. ^ http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Sean+Paul+feat.+Kelly+Rowland&titel=How+Deep+Is+Your+Love&cat=s
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Sean Paul - Tomahawk Technique". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  16. ^ [1] ARIA Urban Chart. Retrieved 15 April 2012
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739
  18. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/es/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739
  19. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739
  20. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pt/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739
  22. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739
  23. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739
  24. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739
  25. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/lu/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739
  26. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/tomahawk-technique/id495560739

External links[edit]