Dancehall star Sean Paul has dedicated a new song to a friend who was murdered earlier this year (05).

Paul credits the unnamed pal with helping him find fame - and wrote IT'S NEVER GONNA BE THE SAME in his honour.

He say, "I was in the whole crew with him and this year he passed on violently. I had to write a song about loss called It's Never Gonna Be The Same.

"It makes you really take a look at a certain type of energy that's out there and say boy, I don't wanna be a part of that."