Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques, born in Kingston Jamaica is Jewish. His father Garth is a Sephardic Jew from Portugal and his mom is of African-Chinese decent. Both Sean Paul's parents were swimmers and from the ages of 13-21 Sean Paul was on the Jamaican National Water Polo team until he gave up that career to pursue music. In addition to his fame as a reggae star Sean Paul is also a classically trained flautist.
Some of Sean Paul's biggest hits are:
We Be Burning - Get Busy, is attracting attention among Jewish music aficionados who believe that the melody is similar to the traditional Haftorah chant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5GKt_l191Y
Never Gonna be the Same http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnLQx4aWQYw
(When you Gonna) Give it up to me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl6kAhIlo2s from the move 'Step up?\"