Renaissance Disco, Shaggy, and Christopher Martin ignited the flames at Sean Kingston birthday bash


Contributed to YardFlex

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Jamaica's top sound system Renaissance Disco aided by the likes of Shaggy and Christopher Martin, ignited the musical flames at Sean Kingston's birthday bash last weekend. The party was hosted by the Jamaica Tourist Board.

Sean, who had been in the island since early last week, partied with
friends, family, fans and tourism officials at the Sunset Jamaica Grande hotel. The event was filmed by a crew from MTV and will be aired on MTV celebrity birthday series.

Sean's entry was by sea on an exotic catamaran dancing to the sounds from the Renaissance Disco whose selection of "Welcome to Jamrock" was most appropriate for such an event. Sean then touched down onto the ground and made his entry to the poolside which was exquisitely decorated. He pranced to "Party Like A Rockstar."

Tourism Minister Edmond Bartlett and Carole Guntley-Brady presented Sean with a large portrait of himself after which Minister Ed. Bartlett gave a small welcome speech and highlighted the fact that Sean was an ambassador for Jamaica through his music worldwide.

Sean then gave a small reply speech, but was eager to begin his super 18 birthday celebrations; however not before paying his respects to friends and family who have supported him throughout his journey. Sean made it clear to everyone about his Jamaican roots and that he was born and raised in Ocho Rios. He also made it known that he is the grandson of the late sound system operator and producer, Jack Ruby.

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The party got underway with entertainment from the MOB and First Class dancers. Sean joined them and tried to learn the latest Jamaican dance moves. Other performances came from Cherine Anderson who serenaded Sean. Sean's label mates "The Dey" performed and Shaggy as the guest of honour - performed his smash hits "Mr. Boombastic" and "Church Heathen." Christopher Martin performing with Shaggy gave his "Jamaican Girls" something to scream about.

The cutting of Sean's cake was an elegant affair. The cake was carried by four beautiful ladies dressed in grass skirts. Sean cut the cake with his Father "Papa Kingston." It was decorated in the colours of the Jamaican flag and had a picture of the global hit-maker himself on it. Sean acknowledge the fact that his mother, who was his main support, was not able to make the celebrations; but was surprised by the MTV crew who were able to deliver a pre-recorded message from his mother giving birthday wishes. Sean's Mother had some words of encouragement for her son before unveiling his birthday gift which was a Bentley.

His aunt who was on hand to witness the celebrations presented Sean with a custom made Louis Vitton sunshade. Executives from Epic/Sony Music presented Sean with a plaque commemorating record sales in excess of 7 million albums, ringtones and singles.

Following the presentations Renaissance Disco then cranked up the music and put the party in high gear with the latest in dance hall tunes which had patrons rocking. Among the guests present were DJ Envy and DJ Demerio a close friend of Sean who came to celebrate with him; and Jamaican born actress, model and singer Grace Jones.

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The after party continued at Ocean's 11, one of Ocho Rios's happening spots and Sean could be seen jamming to the latest dancehall rhythms and mingling with the crowd and representing Jamaica to the fullest extent. It seemed that the night could not be spent in one location as the party continued at Marguritaville into the wee hours of the morning.