Sean Paul recently disclosed the true significance of his stage name, “Sean da Paul,” which has been a mystery for almost 20 years since the debut of his album, “Temperature.”
The rapper recently appeared in a mini-documentary with Vice in which he discussed the song Get Busy, which helped to establish him as dancehall’s most well-known performer.
The 22-minute tape is absolutely worth watching, but the ending is the most startling. They met him in Kingston to discuss hip-hop vocabulary and music.
After the credits rolled, the actor astounded the audience by disclosing the meaning of his well-known moniker, Sean de Paul, which isn’t just a nickname.
The Real Meaning Behind ‘Sean Da Paul’
After the video was finished, a producer in the background questioned the singer about how he came up with the moniker “Sean da Paul.”
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a well-known cricketer from Trinidad, was mentioned by the speaker. “Sean da Paul,” was the unanimous response, and the moniker stayed.
“Then I just started saying it on introductions, and when I subsequently met Chander paul, I was like, ‘Yo.’ However, congratulations to Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Therefore, the famous line is not just a hilarious nickname but really a play on words between his own name Sean Paul and cricketer Chanderpaul.
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Fans Can’t Believe It
Fans have been responding to the news on Twitter, and it’s safe to say that everyone is in full disbelief.
One commenter said: “No damn way. No way in hell did Shivnarine Chanderpaul originate Sean Paul’s “SeanDaPaul” tag.
Another person posted, “The appropriate amount of mayhem that I needed this morning is Sean Paul genuinely quoting Chanderpaul in his songs.
It turns out that Sean Paul doesn’t actually refer to himself as Sean da Paul in any of his songs; rather, he refers to himself as Chanderpaul in honor of West Indies cricket hero Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Many people have been jokingly changing the rapper’s name to the cricketer’s for years and can’t believe that’s where it actually originates.
“Guys He’s not saying “Sean da Paul,” he’s saying “Chanderpaul,” as one Twitter user said. “I’ve been saying this all my life as a joke, but it turns out it’s true.
Another wrote in a humorous way: “Unreal. Chanderpaul has been taking the place of Sean da Paul for years.
Who is Shivnarine Chanderpaul?
Former West Indies cricket team captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul, also known as Shiv, is a Guyanese cricket coach.
The 48-year-old, who led West Indies in 14 Test matches and 16 One Day Internationals, is regarded as one of the finest batsmen of his time.
He was fired from the West Indies team in 2015, and after retiring in 2016, he is now in charge of the senior women’s and under-19 women’s teams for the United States.
For his accomplishments, he was just admitted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame in November 2022.