Sean Paul and Manuel Turizo COURTESY NEON16*


Manuel Turizo and Sean Paul are ready to make things official with their lovers. On Tuesday, the Colombian-Jamaican duo released the music video for their dancehall-meets-reggaetón collaboration “Dem Time Deh.”

Paul shows off his Spanish skills by tapping in for Turizo’s chorus throughout the song: “Hacerlo contigo es tan especial, ‘toy que te hago la oficial/Contigo me voy en sentimiento.”

The video sees a vixen walking on a treadmill surrounded by screens as footage of the same women in another location plays in the background. According to a press release, the two women represent the “female alter egos” of Turizo and Paul. It also captures the two stars meeting up backstage and flashes between closeups of the duo singing the lyrics.

“We are honored to work with Sean; his music is timeless, and we are excited to create with him on this next stage of his career,” said Lex Borrero, co-founder of NEON16, which launched the collaboration.

Paul has released several collaborations with Latin artists this year, including Farina on “El Vibe,” Feid on “Niña Bonita,” Rvssian and Danny Ocean on “No Me Controles,” and Karol G and Bad Gyal on Mañana Será Bonito‘s “Kármika.”

As for Turizo, the song follows two star-studded collaborations with Grupo Frontera on El Comienzo‘s “De Lunes a Lunes” and Shakira on “Copa Vacía.” He also released his LP 2000, featuring songs like breakthrough “La Bachata,” along with “Jamaica” with Beéle and “El Merengue.”

“I’m never going to stick to one box, and I kept that in mind when making this album,” he told Rolling Stone earlier this year. “This is an urban album, yes, but it taps into different styles.”

Source: Rolling Stone