Picks and Pans Review: Sean Paul's

updated 04/10/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/10/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT


The Jamaican reggae star, 33, has a scorching No. 1 hit with "Temperature," the new single off his third CD, The Trinity.

BUJU BANTON, VOICE OF JAMAICA (1993) Buju was just dominating Jamaica for about three years, and they were three very important years of my late teens, crazy years for me. Voice of Jamaica spoke for me too.

SIZZLA, DA REAL THING (2002) That's a hot album. He has many reggae tempos on there. He sings and deejays also. There's one song [called] "Just One of Those Days" that is still big today. It's a real heartbreak song.

BUNNY WAILER, TIME WILL TELL: A TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY (1990) Bob Marley's work is so influential. It is so everlasting in terms of what he spoke about. This is a quintessential look at his work. It's great.

STEEL PULSE, TRUE DEMOCRACY (1982) Mom bought me this. She came home one day and said, "I heard it on the radio and I thought of you, because I know you like good music and this is good music."

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