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April 22, 2013

Beenie Man Inks Distribution Deal With Tommy Boy For New Singles

BEENIE MAN MAKES AGGRESSIVE MOVES IN US MARKET

beeni_man_tommy_boy.jpgInternational recording superstar Beenie Man and his management team has inked a distribution deal with Tommy Boy Entertainment LLC to distribute three of the artiste's more recent singles in the US marketplace.

"We have signed a deal with Tommy Boy that will see them distributing the 'Greatest Gallis' song featuring Sean Paul, 'Soul Mate', a song with Gyptian that has over 100,00 hits on youtube already after only one month and one more 'song produced by Beenie Man's label, MD Entertainment," Rohan 'Blue' Smith, Beenie Man's manager said in a relase.

Beenie Man recently completed a successful two week mini-tour of the United States where he tested a number of markets stateside to support the release of his upcoming EP, 'King in Control: Dweet Again'. The tour kicked off performances in Jacksonville before moving on to Orlando, Minnesota, Tampa and upstate New York. The self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall pulled out large numbers of fans on several occasions on the tour.

"The first performance in Jacksonville was incredible, but the best feedback so far was at the Epic Event Center in Minneapolis on April 12th. Is not just any and any artiste can play at the Epic which features big hip hop acts and such, and Beenie Man locked down the show over the weekend...the tour was great, we only missed one show because of some scheduling conflicts. The shows were a confirmation that there is a big demand for Beenie Man and that is why Tommy Boy is now on board," Rohan 'Blue' Smith, Beenie Man's manager, said in a release.


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April 17, 2013

Beenie Man Wows US fans on 'Dweet Again' mini-tour

Beenie_Man_Tour_mini_tour_UNited_States.jpgInternational recording superstar Beenie Man is in the middle of an intensive 'two week mini-tour of the United States where he will perform in several clubs to support his upcoming EP, 'King in Control: Dweet Again' album.

The tour kicked off on April 9th with Beenie Man performing in Jacksonville, after which he will jet to US cities such as Tampa, Minnesota, and Newbury as he cranked up promotion on his highly anticipated album.

"The first performance in Jacksonville was incredible, but the best feedback so far was at the Epic Event Center in Minneapolis on April 12th. Is not just any and any artiste can play at the Epic which features big hip hop acts and such, and Beenie Man locked down the show over the weekend, the place ram, the fans dem love the new energy and he did not let them down...hits after hits after hits. Right now, we are pushing ahead with the new EP. We are counting on the success of the 'Dweet Again' single which is getting a lot of airplay on Irie Jam and other stations in the US. We are presently in discussion with several major labels to distribute the album, and the tour will help to energise Beenie Man's substantial fan base in the US," Blue Smith, Beenie Man's manager, said.

The stateside tour climaxes on April 19th. Then Beenie Man will headline a show alongside fellow superstars Mavado and Lady Saw on April 20th.

The EP's lead single, 'Dweet Again', released on the Chase Millz-Jah Snowcone label, topped several local and overseas charts, peaking at #1 on the FIWI Choice charts and HYPE TV charts.


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August 3, 2011

Irish & Chin Plan Star Studded B-Day Party for Beenie Man in NYC

beenie_man_birthday_bash_new_york.jpgNew York, New York -- : Last week, Beenie Man received his visa to travel to the U.S. and promoters Irish and Chin are throwing him a celebration fit for a king....a Dancehall King that is! Set for Saturday, August, 20 in Amazura, Irish & Chin's spectacular fete for Beenie Man will serve as a welcome back and earthstrong celebration wrapped in one. Moreover, it's a way for Dancehall's top promotions team to formally say thank you to the "King of the Dancehall" for his hard work in the industry and reliable support of the Irish and Chin brand over the years.

Guaranteed to be a star-studded affair that lives up to the Irish and Chin standard, "Beenie Man Birthday Bash" will be filled with great music, excitement and a slew of celebrity guests. In addition to extending an invitation to the entertainer's scores of die hard fans in the New York tri-state area, Irish and Chin has confirmed the attendance of some of Beenie's closest friends, industry players and others who have played a role in his U.S. career. This birthday bash will not feature a performance by the DJ, as he has not yet received a work visa. Never-the-less, patrons should anticipate thrilling performances from special guests.


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November 16, 2010

Beenie Man drops riddim project, "Beenie Man and Friends"

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Deejay Beenie Man, buoyed by the success of his number one hit singles, Rum & Red Bull and I’m O.K., has tackled a new ambitious musical project which he hopes will help to re-define his legacy as a leader and innovator in the world of dancehall.

Beenie Man has enlisted the help of his superstar friends on the musical project he has dubbed “Beenie Man & Friends” and the result has been eight great combination singles, each featuring Beenie Man, on a bouncy dancehall beat.

“No other artiste in the business has ever tried anything like this before. I am writing, arranging and co-producing every song on the riddim, and I am also performing on every song on the riddim,” a proud Beenie Man said. “The only thing I haven’t done is build the riddim, that was done by Danny Browne.”

The project features the talents of artistes such as Khago, D’Angel, Ding Dong, Fambo, Deva Bratt, Kantana, Versatile, Cee Gee and Laden.

“I plan to shoot a video for the single called Time of My Life with D’Angel, and a medley video with all the others, I already have the concept in my head, it is going to be sick,” he said, laughing.

This audacious project is the germ of an idea that Beenie Man had years ago, but he got the raging fever last month and within a week, and a couple of urgent Blackberry pings and messages, he had pulled the critical elements together.


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November 4, 2010

Beenie Man ft Lisa Hyper - Official Video - Out and Clean, Nuh Stress Mi Out

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October 28, 2010

"T" Swagg's Illa Ft. Beenie Man added to several mainstream radio stations

tswag_beenie_man_illa_song.jpgGet ready Hip-Hop and Dancehall lovers…There's a new Swag in town! BSMG brings to you T-Swagg featuring Beenie Man with hardcore dancehall raps. You've never heard a vibe like this! Killing you with slick metaphors and cleverly calculated hip-hop rhymes.

T-Swagg and Beenie Man are doing it big! With T-Swagg's smooth voice that is soothing to the ladies while keeping it real for the fellas. This dynamic duo is crazy on this hip-hop/dancehall beat they created one of the hottest songs to hit the streets called ILLA.

This song is taking over the town, smashing Miami, New York, the Caribbean and was recently added to BBC 1xtra playlist. So look out for it right now on iTunes, YouTube and all other outlets.

Brought to you by BSMG and its producers Troyton and Troy.


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October 15, 2010

Beenie Man promises to thrill fans

TINASHE SIBANDA | HARARE

beenie_man_africa.jpg"Beenie, can I be your girl?" ecstatically screamed a fan of Anthony Moses Davies, popularly known as Beenie Man, after the Jamaican dancehall star had just touched down at Harare International Airport on Friday afternoon.

Although not as big as the Akon welcome in August, the small crowd that came to receive the star injected so much life into the arrival, mobbing him until he had to call out:

"Africa, give me some space!"

The Rastafarian community in Zimbabwe also came in their droves to welcome their brethren.

The Grammy award-winning Jamaican will perform at the Lion Lager Beer Festival that will take place at Old Hararians Sports Club on Saturday.


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October 5, 2010

Beenie Man leads star-studded beer fest bill

MELISSA MPOFU | HARARE
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Local artistes Sulumani Chimbetu, Winky D, Madiz and Stunner are set to perform with Jamaican reggae icon Beenie Man,real name Anthony Moses Davis, at the second edition of the Lion Lager Beer Festival scheduled for October 16 at Old Hararians Sports Club.

beenieman_visa.jpgMadiz said he was honoured to rub shoulders with the top Jamaican star and promised his fans a top-drawer performance.

“It’s wonderful to perform with international artistes and it’s an honour. I will not disappoint my fans and I will throw in new songs during my performance. I am still mastering my act,” said Madiz.

The festival is hosted by Delta Beverages and is now in its second year.

The beer manufacturer’s marketing manager, Patricia Murambinda, told NewsDay preparations were now at an advanced stage.

Beenie Man, who is bringing a 13-member team, is expected to jet into the country next Thursday and he will work on his sound check on Friday.

He will be in the country until October 21.

Murambinda said the show was not just about music, as there would also be competitions and many other activities.

“There is going to be a clash of DJs, volleyball matches, tug-of-war and dance competitions. This is a family event,” said Murambinda.


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July 10, 2010

Beenie Man ft. Fambo - I'm Okay/Drinking Rum & Redbull

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March 23, 2010

Beenie Man Performs at Full Clip

Beenie Man Performs at Full Clip - Club Amazura - Flashback

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December 21, 2009

Beenie Man arrives en masse at Alicia Keys' 'Element of Freedom' bash

By GateCrasher
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Beenie Man caused quite a stir outside Alicia Keys' release party for "The Element of Freedom" at Greenhouse on Wednesday night.

"He showed up with huge group and demanded they all get in immediately," a spy dished of the dance hall artist. "The venue wanted to let them all in, but 20 people are a little hard to accommodate at once."

Although it was her own party, Keys acted precisely the opposite. "Alicia snuck in with only a few friends," a partygoer said, adding that the singer's boyfriend, Swizz Beatz, was nowhere in sight.

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November 17, 2009

Beenie Man's Manager Denied That Beenie Apologise For His Homophobic Lyrics

beenie_man.jpgDancehall artiste Beenie Man who's been facing a tough battle with Gay Rights over the past few weeks was quoted in an interview with international Entertainment News website 3news.co which stated that he apologised for his homophobic lyrics. The article was written by Dan Satherley.

However according to Beenie Man's Manager Blue the story was fabricated, as he has no clue of Beenie Man doing any interview with Dan Satherley of 3news.co.

Below are a few quotes that OutAroad.com took from the Dan Satherley article with the headline:
Dropped Big Day Out musician Beenie Man apologises

"When I wrote the lyrics boys were raped and murdered often - even recently a nine-year-old went to buy cigarettes for a man, came back and was raped and murdered. The act of sodomy was my concern when I wrote the song.

"In the past I offended others with offensive lyrics, I apologised then and now, I never took back my word. Our world is an interesting place filled with variety and we all have to respect others no matter what race, choices, culture or lifestyle. I am not a supporter of hatred and never was."

He concludes the email with a message for New Zealand and Australia: "Australia and New Zealand, please know that I am sincere and right now I am proposing peace, one world.... One Love regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation and nationality."


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Dropped Big Day Out musician Beenie Man apologises

By Dan Satherley
3news.co Writer

beenieman-pic.jpgReggae musician Beenie Man apologised today for homophobic lyrics he says have been "misunderstood".

The controversial Jamaican superstar was booked to play at next year's Big Day Out music festival before outrage from gay rights groups forced organisers to drop him from the line up.

In an email sent out today, Beenie Man, aka Moses Davis, said the offending lyrics - where he called for the murder of homosexuals - were written "at a point in my life when I younger and was seeing a lot of exploitation of poor and defenceless young boys in the garrison - where I too was born - by rich men. When I wrote the lyrics boys were raped and murdered often - even recently a nine-year-old went to buy cigarettes for a man, came back and was raped and murdered. The act of sodomy was my concern when I wrote the song.

"I realise that those men were not gays, but were predators or paedophiles, which is not a common word in my dialect - hence the perception when generalising. I am older and realised the difference after," he wrote.

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November 16, 2009

Promoter Changes Course - Beenie Man pulled from Big Day Out

beenie-man-big-day-out.jpgBig Day Out organisers have backtracked and pulled controversial Jamaican performer Beenie Man out of next year's event.

Gay rights groups expressed outrage at the invitation to the January event in Auckland for Beenie Man, whose lyrics included "I'm dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays".

The Big Day Out website today said Beenie Man had renounced those sentiments, had signed the Reggae Compassionate Act in 2007 and had promised stick to "peaceful and humanistic values" at Big Day Out.

However, it said "the depth of feeling and hurt amongst these groups has convinced us that for us to proceed with his Big Day Out appearances was, and would continue to be, divisive amongst our audience members and would mar the enjoyment of the event for many".

A Facebook group had been started this week to protest Beenie Man's participation and boasted more than 900 members as of Thursday.

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November 14, 2009

Gays Picking On Dancehall Music - Beenie Man Will Perform On Big Day Out

By J-Tymz
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OutAroad.com gets to understand that the Big Day Out music festival promoter Campbell Smith will not remove Jamaican artiste Beenie Man from the much anticipated Big Day Out line-up to be held in Auckland on January 15 2010.

According to reports from Radionz, protesters say they will disrupt the performance of Beenie Man, who has in the past performed homophobic songs which include lyrics inciting violence towards gay men and women.

The gays are holding a grudge against Beenie Man for a song he wrote back in 1999, which they claimed, incites violence against their kind.

Why They Only Pick On Dancehall Music?

Reggae DJ Stinky Jim said he's not a supporter of dancehall music with homophobia lyrics, but said it is a reflection of the Jamaican society.

"Why don't they pick on Hip-Hop artistes? It's not just Dancehall this goes on in. It happens in other forms of music, dancehall is the scapegoat, I think it's because it's a poor music that doesn't have major cooperation and backing and it's an easy target. I can't believe that by harassing artistes and making a witch hunt it's going to improve the situation. Stinky Jim told Radio New Zealand.

Mr Campbell Smith says that they will meet with the Beenie Man from there they will advised him not to perform offensive material at Mt Smart Stadium on the day of the show. However, there are no plans to cancel the Jamaican Star from the show.


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November 13, 2009

Beenie Man may be banned from Big Day Out

By David Farrie

beenie_man_2.jpgThe Big Day Out music festival is facing pressure to get rid of one performer called Beenie Man.

The reggae musician has been banned from playing in other countries for his strong anti-gay views, and critics say he should get the same treatment here.

He is recognised as a skilled musician but it is his lyrics that are causing a stir.

"It goes beyond disagreeing with the way we go out and kill a gay."

A Facebook group protesting against Beenie Man's Big Day Out appearance is rapidly gaining traction, with over 1000 members since starting on Tuesday.

"The Big Day Out is one of my favourites," says protestor Kat Jenkins

"For me it's my favourite day of the year and so to have someone there saying they want to hang and murder some of my best friends is just wrong!

Organisers released a statement saying the Big Day Out's core values include those of tolerance and understanding.

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November 10, 2009

Beenie Man For BIG DAY OUT 2010

beenieman-toronto-show-artiste.jpgIt's time to turn up the sound system and welcome the king of the dancehall, BEENIE MAN, to BIG DAY OUT. From Kingston, Jamaica comes the chart-topping, Grammy-winning master of reggae evolution, who during more than 20 years in the game has pumped out dancehall smashes including The Girls Dem Sugar, Who Am I, Slam and Gimme Gimme. On stage, he's a nattily-dressed "livewire lightning rod of a man, pumping adrenaline and feeding off the beat" (OC Weekly). And if all that weren't enough, the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt, counts BEENIE MAN among his favourites. Stand back - BEENIE MAN will be setting off dancehall dynamite at BIG DAY OUT 2010 on January 15th at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland.

America's new favourite big beat soul popsters PASSION PIT are bringing their musical gifts to BIG DAY OUT 2010. Led by singer/songwriter Michael Angelakos' funk-fuelled falsetto, PASSION PIT's debut album Manners comes alive with kaleidoscopic soundscapes and plentiful ambition. On stage, they're chaotic, oddball and impossible not to dance to. They're the only pit we recommend you dive right into.

The hardest-working men in dance music, James Ford and Jas Shaw never stop moving. And you won't either, when SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO DJs work the Boiler Room into a frenzy at BIG DAY OUT. From the Brits who brought us We Are Your Friends, Hustler, It's the Beat and 10,000 Horses Can't Be Wrong, we can guarantee one thing: surprises. "Their samples are eclectic, their sound is electric, and their energy is, well, orgasmic." (killahbeez.com, March 2009). A year ago, we lapped up their live show. In 2010, we'll delve deep into their record crates - prepare to play musical lucky dip with SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO DJs at BIG DAY OUT 2010.


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September 26, 2009

Beenie Man's North American Tour Going Strong!

beenie-man-jamaica.jpgBeenie Man's North American tour is going as strong as the Dancehall DJ's career is long! After completing 10 shows in Canada and since being in the US as of September 20th, the Dancehall veteran has given impressive performances. At the New Jersey Reggae Festival, Beenie left fans wanting more after performing just long enough to reinforce his title as King!

Following his New Jersey performance, Beenie boarded a plane for Colorado. Not having performed in that state for 9 plus years, Beenie thrilled fans in beautiful Aspen on Monday, and Denver on Wednesday where he was joined by Richie Spice and Spanner Banner.

"Beenie's tour has been a huge success so far" says Rahim Visram of Ultimate Entertainment, organiser of Beenie's tour.

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September 12, 2009

The Legend Returns

Beenie Man Sets Sights on North America with Tour Announcement!

beenieman-canada-tour.jpgUltimate Entertainment.ca and Chris Hines Entertainment in association with Moses Davis Entertainment proudly announces the Beenie Man North American Tour entitled "The Legend Returns."

Scheduled as a Canada and USA tour, Beenie takes to the road to deliver musical hits to fans such as "Gimme Gimme," "Gaza Me Seh," and the throwback favourite "Dude." Launching the Canadian part of the tour tonight, September 11th, 2009 in Toronto, Beenie will perform several shows across Canada and the USA hitting markets like Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Aspen, San Diego, and the highly anticipated show at The Big Sexy in Oshawa, Ontario on Saturday September 12th.

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July 7, 2009

Who Am I--The Untold Story of Dancehall's King Hits North America

who_am_i_beenieman_book.jpgFrom his days wandering in and out of sound system sessions as a semi-homeless five-year old to his reign as the undisputed "King of the Dancehall," the untold story of Moses Davis is the untold story of the bold cultural movement--Dancehall--that was spawned out of the economic depression and political tribalism of Jamaica's inner-city. With WHO AM I-The Untold Story of Beenie Man, veteran entertainment journalist Milton Wray delves into the unimaginable world of Dancehall's biggest, brightest, and most controversial figure, while also giving a very intimate look into the growing mainstream phenomenon known as Dancehall.

Originally released by Great House Books in the Caribbean in 2008, WHO AM I has finally made its way to North America. Currently available through U.S. Reggae powerhouse VP Records in New York, and worldwide through Amazon.com, WHO AM I digs into the real story behind the rumors: the 16-year rivalry with Dancehall's 'Warlord'; the rise and fall of the Shocking Vibes family; and the very public deterioration of his relationships with two of Dancehall's leading ladies.

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April 9, 2009

Beenie Man Takes the Stage in Toronto with Canadian Rapper Tuji "2G" Sanusi

beenieman-toronto-show-artiste.jpgBeenie Man will perform with Canadian talent at the "Knock Out Knight" concert. The event is organized by artist Tuji "2G" Sanusi, and will take place a day after his official music video shoot for his track "Pleasure By Invitation", featuring Reggae's superstar Beenie Man, and also featuring rapper Chris S., on April 18TH.

The concert will include performances by Beenie Man, 2G, Chris S, Blacko Blaze, Jemini and more. The concert takes place on Sunday, April 19TH, 2009 at Fusion Nightclub located at 30 Beverly Drive, in Toronto. Doors open at 9P.M. Advance tickets can be purchased at all Willy's Jerk locations for $35. The public can call 647.208.6369 for more information.

Tuji "2G"Sanusi was born in Nigeria and immigrated to Canada as an adolescent. Uniquely, 2G raps in three different languages; English, Yoruba and Greek. 2G will be releasing his debut album "American Star" this Summer independently. Already, 2G has sold approximately 10,000 copies of his mixtape on the streets alone. His upcoming single release "Pleasure by Invitation", will be a sure hit, featuring mega star Beenie Man and local Canadian artist Chris S.

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March 12, 2009

Beenie Man Takes Belize By Storm

By Ms. RAINE INC.

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The 'King of the Dancehall' became 'King of Belize' this past weekend when he inaugurated the Belize Reggae Fest Series in Belize City. Scores of Belizeans stormed the Belize City Center to see his Royal Highness Beenie Man, alongside Reggae crooner Anthony Cruz, Dancehall's 'First Lady' D'Angel, dancer Dyema, and DJ Andrew D of Irie Jam Radio.

The 'Doctor' Beenie Man sent Belizean Reggae fans into frenzy when he made a surprise appearance at the Santiago Castillo Plaza hours before the big event. Mobbed by throngs of eager fans Beenie eventually had to be whisked away for his own well being. 'Attitude Gyal' Dyema also made a big splash at that Plaza, as Belizean Dancehall fans were equally excited to finally see the 'Dutty Fridaze' dancer live.

"I have every Dutty Fridaze and Passa Passa video," states 17 year-old Belizean native Karen. "My mom won't let me go to the show tonight so I had to come down here and see Dyema and Beenie Man. I can't believe it," she says, moved to tears as Beenie Man shakes her hand."
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March 3, 2009

Belizeans are Ready for Beenie Man!

By MS. RAINE INC
New York

beeniebelize_reggae_fest_photos.jpgBelizeans anxiously await the arrival of the "King of the Dancehall" Beenie Man this Saturday to launch the Belize Reggae Fest Series. Produced by American-based promoters Triple T Productions and Nuffmuzik Productions, the Reggae Fest is the very first entertainment series dedicated to bringing top tier Caribbean performers to Belize on a regular basis.

"The response has been amazing," states Triple T Productions CEO Tasz Smith. "I have been in Belize for a little over a week now, and everyone is buzzing about the show. Ticket sales are going extremely well. Belizeans have always been great supporters of Caribbean entertainment, unfortunately the access to top level entertainers is limited. I am really glad that we [Triple T and Nuffmuzik] decided to launch the Belize Reggae Fest Series and bring the best of the Caribbean to Belize."

Beenie Man, who will be in Belize for the first time in nearly four years, is equally excited about launching the series.
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July 18, 2008

Beenie Man or Mavado - Who took Reggae Sumfest?

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Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night was filled with extremely great performances especially from Mavado and Beenie Man. Both artistes had the audience screaming and shouting for more.

OutAroad.com Reggae Sumfest team decided to take this story from another angle, which might be the best way to know who took Dancehall Night. So we asked a few persons from the audience to give us their opinions.

Shauna - Age 23
I love Beenie Man even if him perform good or not but I have to really give credit to Mavado him managed to have the audience rocking throughout his performance normally a only Beenie Man alone do them things deh. But I am not going to say Mavado’s performance was better than Beenie Man’s performance likewise for Beenie’s. I think they both gave a stunning performance.

Latifa Campbell - Age 19
The event was great and I would love to say big up to all the artistes who performed. Mavado performance was great but I think what makes Beenie Man’s performance a better set is the fact that him have the girls them pon him side. There is no way Beenie Man could have flopped because him have a catalog of hot songs and at the end of the day he’s not just an artiste but also an entertainer.
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July 3, 2008

Beenie Man 'Wine Gal' is #1 in New York

beenieman_d%27angelsexyhot_bountykiller_artiste.jpgBeenie Man one of Jamaica's longest reigning dancehall artiste continues to top international and local charts, Beenie seems to be on a never ending hold of the top.

The 'Doc' scorching single 'Wine Gal' is in the #1 spot on the New York Top 30 Reggae singles chart also copping the #2 position on South Florida's Top 20 singles chart, it has also allowed him to gain his first #1 single for this year locally on the Hype TV's Top 20 singles chart which it kept hold for six weeks also spent three weeks on top of the Richie B's Jamaica Music Countdown Chart and RE TV Dancehall chart which is still maintaining a hold in the top ten position on all three charts locally.
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June 17, 2008

Beenie Man raring to go at Reggae Sumfest 2008

• DJ promises to give fans a performance never to be forgotten

artist_10472_beenie.jpgBeenie Man's is in an all-time good and optimistic mood and anxiously looking forward to this year's staging of Reggae Sumfest 2008.

With the stakes very high and the promoters putting together an event with a strong line-up of the best of the best veterans and dancehall's hottest and latest newcomers to the business, the entertainer who has remained consistent for over three decades is taking no chances with the covetous title he now boasts - 'king of the dancehall'.

Not just a recording artiste, but also full-fledged stage performer, Beenie Man is quite busy choreographing new dance moves, making new lyrics and getting his designer to come up with the most eye-catching and hottest outfits that will give him a shot at the 'best dress artiste' title.

Beenie Man enjoys taking up challenges such as these big events where he can get the chance to put his exceptional talent on display. He is very good at what he does, but at the same time he is not going to ignore the fact that there are several other artistes out there who are going to do their best to stop him in his musical tracks. Several have tried and failed. When you think that he is down and out, he just rises like the Phoenix.
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June 13, 2008

New book on the life of Beenie Man

beenie-man.jpgThe sensational new book on the life of dancehall king Beenie Man has finally been scheduled for worldwide release this summer. The forthcoming biography, Who Am I? The Untold Story of Beenie Man, will treat fans of dancehall music to more than four hundred pages of intrigue, eye-opening revelations and never-before-seen colour photographs depicting the young superstar’s life.

Who Am I? The Untold Story of Beenie Man is the world’s first-ever dancehall biography, and is being published by Jamaican publishers Great House OmniMedia in time for Reggae Sumfest. Written by noted Jamaican journalist Milton Wray, the story tracks the twists and turns of Beenie Man’s dramatic life, following in great detail the reggae superstar’s rise from childhood to the Grammy Award, numerous other honours and musical firsts, including an unequalled string of chart-topping hits.

The author worked on the project for more than eleven years, documenting Beenie Man’s tabloid-rich life and career as they unfolded. After first contacting the artiste in 1994, Wray eventually took a sabbatical from Jamaican journalism to live and do research in New York City for more than a year. While in the United States, he conducted interviews and collected vast amounts of information on Beenie Man and his international impact on the music business. While writing the book in Jamaica, Wray did in-depth research by interviewing a host of persons including relatives, friends, associates, music business personnel, rivals and, of course, the girlfriends of the reggae/dancehall icon.
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December 6, 2007

Beenie Man Album "Concept Of Life" Hits U.S Stores

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beenie_manalbumconceptoflifewifephotos.jpgSelf proclaimed “King Of The Dancehall”, Beenie Man is quietly gathering the ammunition to shutter critics once an for all with a stealth album entitled, Concept Of Life.

Initially released exclusively for the French market by Cornershop Records, the album has quietly commanded record shops and online outlets through Europe and UK. In 2006, it was repackaged by Nocturne for the Far East market and later distributed throughout the Pacific by The P.I.D imprint.

Now in 2007, the album hits the North American market next week with its original 2005 cover and three new tracks, plus one bonus “brawta” if the album is purchased as an MP3 download.

The album features a host of collaborations including Dancehall legends U-Roy, John Holt, ex-stable mates, Razeir Brown, Don Mafia and Dancehall Pop group Voicemail.

Feedback from industry members within North American who have previewed the album, comment that this album may be one of Beenie Man’s most understated works, but has the potential to be his best.

Beenie Man was signed to Virgin Records in 1998 on the strength of the Billboard charting single Who Am I (Zim Zimma). Under the deal, he released Art & Life, Tropical Storm, Back To Basics, and Undisputed.

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