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Beenie Man
Beanie Man preforming at Portmore Awards, 2007
Beanie Man preforming at Portmore Awards, 2007
Background information
Birth name Anthony Moses Davis
Born August 22, 1973 (1973-08-22) (age 34)
Origin Flag of Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica
Genre(s) Dancehall, Reggae
Years active 1990–present
Label(s) Virgin Records (1998–present)
Website BeenieMan.net

Beenie Man (born Anthony Moses Davis August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), is among the most popular reggae entertainers and is a well established dancehall artist. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 305 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (489 × 960 pixel, file size: 108 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Other versions uncropped File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around the late 70s, with exponents such as Yellowman and Shabba Ranks. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around the late 70s, with exponents such as Yellowman and Shabba Ranks. ...

Contents

Career

Early start

Beenie Man was involved in the music industry from a young age when he won the Tastee Talent contest in 1980. Only one year later (1981), when he was eight years old, he recorded a single, "Too Fancy", with record producer "Junjo" Lawes. By 1983, Beenie Man was recording with heavyweight DJs, such as Dillinger and Fathead and released his debut album, The Invincible Beenie Man: The Ten Year Old DJ Wonder and the single "Over the Sea". After such a prodigious start the artist's career lost momentum in the middle of the eighties decade. Beenie Man continued performing and honed his craft beside the then dominant dancehall figures including Ninjaman, Admiral Bailey and Shabba Ranks. He found his artistic home at the Shocking Vibes studio where he continued to record singles with only moderate success towards the end of the decade. See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Henry Junjo Lawes was a highly influential music producer from Kingston, Jamaica, who worked with many reggae, dancehall reggae and dub artists such as Scientist, Barrington Levy, Don Carlos and Frankie Paul. ... Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. ... Dillinger, born Lester Bullocks on January 25, 1953, is a prominent reggae artist. ... Fatheads are life size plastic pictures of NFL athletes which stick to walls. ...


Feud with Bounty Killer

In 1991 Beenie Man was booed off stage at a show celebrating the visit of Nelson Mandela. After this crushing event Beenie Man renewed his desire for success, and at the age of nineteen the album Cool Cool Rider was released largely unnoticed. He still continued to pursue dancehall stardom by releasing a slew of tunes to start the decade. It was at the same time that a notable artist from Seaview community in Jamaica emerged bearing the name Bounty Killer. Both deejays found success with violent lyrics and hostile delivery and soon accused each other of plagiarism. In 1993 at the very popular show Sting, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer met in a lyrical battle that has become legendary in dancehall history. Their feud continued on the air with each artist counteracting the other's songs. In 1995, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer appeared to settle their differences on the air by actually signing a peace treaty. The album Guns Out was soon released, featuring tunes from both deejays and bearing a photograph from their legendary battle on stage. This was followed by a single, "No Mama No Cry", a rehash of the Bob Marley classic "No Woman No Cry", speaking out against violence and inspired by the murder of Pan Head, another popular Deejay. The two artists soon found enough common ground to perform together on a number of local shows in the mid nineties. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (IPA: ) (born 18 July 1918) is the former President of South Africa, and the first to be elected in fully representative democratic elections. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price June 12, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, known for his hard work in combating poverty and helping new artists. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ...


Partially as a result of prodding from his producers, Sly and Robbie, Beenie Man soon converted to the Rastafari movement. Sly and Robbie are reggaes most prolific and long lasting production team. ... Haile Selassie I Rasta, or the Rastafari movement, is a religion that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, as God incarnate, whom they call Jah. ...


In 1994, he was signed by Island Records and released the critically acclaimed album Blessed. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Island Records is a record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica. ... Blessed is a dancehall album by Jamaican musician Beenie Man, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ...


The truce between the two artists proved to be short-lived. In the late nineties, as their popularity in Jamaica and internationally grew, neither deejay seemed willing to admit that the other was as worthy of the spotlight. Verbal attacks on each other were again delivered in interviews, studio releases and live performances. Now going fourteen years, the war of words between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer continues today as one of the longest rivalries in the history of music. In 2006 Beenie Man married D'Angel who is Bounty Killers Ex-Girlfriend.


United Kingdom

In 1995, Beenie Man released a remix of Barrington Levy's "Under Mi Sensi" in the United Kingdom, and collaborated with Dennis Brown and Triston Palma to release Three Against War and Lt. Stitchie on Mad Cobra Meets Lt. Stitchie & Beenie Man. He took another step up the ladder in 1996, releasing the seminal Maestro, produced by Patrick Roberts and shot him to UK fame. During the period from the mid to late 1990s, Beenie Man dominated the Jamaican charts to the extent that he perhaps had a good claim to the crown of "Dancehall King", a title only bestowed previously on Yellowman in the early 1980s. Barrington Levy (born 30 April 1964, in Clarendon, Jamaica) is a reggae and dancehall recording artist. ... The Promised Land compiled by Blood and Fire Dennis Emanuel Brown (February 1, 1957 – July 1, 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer. ... Charles Patrick Pat Roberts (born April 20, 1936) is the junior United States Senator from Kansas. ... Yellowman (born Winston Foster in Negril, Jamaica in 1959) is a Jamaican ragga and dancehall deejay. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


USA

Beenie Man's first real break into the United States came in 1997. He heard a musical track produced by an unknown called Jeremy Harding and demanded to add his voice to the rhythm. So was the birth of his first international hit. He recorded Who Am I better known as Sim Simma and the single quickly went Gold. It opened the doors for the world to see a new reggae star in the pages of Newsweek and other major media outlets.


In 1998, Beenie Man signed to Virgin Records to release albums in the United States. His first American offering was The Doctor (1998). In 2000, Beenie Man released Art & Life which featured Arturo Sandoval and Wyclef Jean (The Fugees). He received a Grammy award for Best Reggae Album. During the late 1990s, Beenie Man began his conquest of America with the hits, "Romie", "Who Am I", and "Girls Dem Sugar", which featured American R&B singer, Mýa. During this time he received an impressive number of international music awards, while remaining at the top of the local charts. Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Arturo Sandoval (born November 6, 1949) is a jazz trumpeter and pianist. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA pronunciation: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Haitian-born American rapper, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1978),[1] known professionally as Mýa or Mýa Harrison, is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and model who rose to fame during the late 1990s. ...


In 2002, he had a sizeable hit with a duet with Janet Jackson called "Feel It Boy", but his biggest break in America came in early 2004 with the release of a remix of "Dude", featuring guest vocals by fellow Jamaican Ms. Thing, as well as rhymes by Shawnna. He thus cemented his fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, and pop icon. ... Feel It Boy is a 2002 single by rapper Beenie Man from the album Tropical Storm. ... Shawnna (born Rashawnna Guy on October 1, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois), is the first African American female artist signed to Def Jam, through Ludacris Disturbing tha Peace Records. ...


Personal

Beenie man is currently married to Michelle Downer aka D'angel, the two were married in August 2006, they welcomed their son Marco Dean in November 2006. In June of 2007, Beenieman separated from his wife and they are currently in the process of divorcing.


Discography

Albums

Studio Albums

  • Cool Cool Rider (1992)
  • Dis Unu Fi Hear (1994)
  • Defend It (1994)
  • Blessed (1995)
  • Maestro (1995)
  • Many Moods Of Moses (1997)
  • Y2K (1999)
  • Ruff N Tuff (1999)
  • The Doctor (1999)
  • Art and Life (2000)
  • Youth Quake (2001)
  • Tropical Storm (2002)
  • Back To Basics (2004)
  • Concept Of Life (2006)
  • Hundred Dollar Bag (2006)
  • Undisputed (2006)
  • Monsters Of Dancehall (2007)

Blessed is a dancehall album by Jamaican musician Beenie Man, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Art and Life is an album by dancehall deejay Beenie Man, released on July 11, 2000. ... Back To Basics is an album by the reggae artist Beenie Man released in 2004. ... Undisputed is an album by dancehall deejay Beenie Man, set to be released on the 25th August. ...

Compilations

  • Best Of Beenie Man (2000)
  • Gold - The Very Best Of (2002)
  • Kingston To King Of The Dancehall (2005)
  • Greatest Hits So Far (2005)

Live Albums

  • Live In San Francisco (2004)

Mixtapes & Unofficial Releases

  • The Invincible Beenie Man: The Incredible Ten Year Old DJ Wonder (1983)
  • Guns Out with Bounty Killer (1994)
  • Beenie Man Meets Mad Cobra(1995)
  • Trendsetter (2000)
  • Cool Cool Rider - The Roots Of A Dancehall Don (2004)
  • Its Ah! Beenie (riddim mixtape) (2006)
  • Monsters of Dancehall (Greensleeves, 2007)

Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price June 12, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, known for his hard work in combating poverty and helping new artists. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

Singles

U.S. Singles

  • 08/1995 Slam (#75 U.S. R&B)
  • 08/1995 Rome
  • 02/1996 Hands In The Air [ Doug E. Fresh featuring Beenie Man]
  • 07/1997 Dancehall Queen (#90 U.S.; #64 U.S. R&B)
  • 03/1998 Who I Am (#40 U.S.; #15 U.S. R&B)
  • 10/1998 Tell Me (#82 U.S.)
  • 01/2000 Dungle Boogie [featuring Sly & Robbie ]
  • 04/2000 Love Me Now [featuring Wyclef Jean ] (#90 U.S. R&B)
  • 10/2000 Girls Dem Suga [featuring Mýa ] (#54 U.S.; #16 U.S. R&B)
  • 09/2001 I'm Serious [ T.I. featuring Beenie Man] (#72 U.S. R&B)
  • 06/2002 Fresh From Yard [featuring Lil' Kim ] (#71 U.S. R&B)
  • 07/2002 Feel It Boy [featuring Janet Jackson ] (#28 U.S.; #15 U.S. R&B)
  • 01/2003 Street Life
  • 02/2003 Bossman [featuring Sean Paul & Lady Saw ]
  • 02/2004 Dude [featuring Ms. Thing & Shawnna] ] (#26 U.S.; #16 U.S. R&B)
  • 09/2004 Compton [ Guerilla Black featuring Beenie Man]
  • 10/2004 King Of The Dancehall (#80 U.S.; #26 U.S. R&B)
  • 03/2005 Specialists [featuring Vybez Kartel ]
  • 11/2005 Soul On Fire [ KMC featuring Beenie Man]
  • 04/2006 Zingy [ Ak'Sent featuring Beenie Man] (#37 Rhythmic Top 40 U.S.)
  • 04/2006 Hmm Hmm (#31 U.S. R&B)
  • 07/2006 Girls [featuring Akon ]

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References

External links

  • Beenie Man at Last.fm
  • Official site
  • Beenie Man's official MySpace
  • Realvibez.com: Beenie Man music videos
  • Beenie Man at MusicBrainz
  • LIFEbeat cancels Beenie Man concert
  • The Official Beenie Man Mix CD - Mixed By Dexterity, Sponsored By Virgin Records and Beenie Man.
  • Beenie Man at Music Pearl
  • The Independent article
  • Biografía de Beenie Man en Cultura Urbana Reggae Zone Proyecto de la Asociación Cultural Reggae.
  • Interview part 1 April 10, 2007 on 1Xtra; 42 minutes. (RealPlayer)
  • Interview part 2 April 10, 2007 on 1Xtra; 25 minutes. (RealPlayer)

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Beenie Man - Music Downloads - Online (1288 words)
Beenie Man (aka Moses Davis) was born in the tough Waterhouse district of Kingston, Jamaica, on August 22, 1973.
Not surprisingly, Beenie's younger brother, Little Kirk, was keen to follow in his footsteps, and five years later the siblings hooked up with producer Patrick Roberts and began recording a series of singles that quickly brought them into the national spotlight.
Beenie's first target was the acclaimed Bounty Killer, although the young DJ had cause for his attack as the veteran had stolen his catch phrase, "people dead," and the war was on.
Beenie Man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (714 words)
Beenie Man (born Anthony Moses Davis August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a well established Deejay.
By 1983, Beenie Man was recording with heavyweight DJs, such as Dillinger and Fathead and released his debut album, The Invincible Beenie Man: The Ten Year Old DJ Wonder and the single "Over the Sea".
MTV had plans to include Beenie Man in their roster of performers at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, held in Miami, Florida, but due to adverse publicity, threats of protests and boycotts over the homophobic lyrics in some of his songs, MTV decided to exclude Beenie Man [1].
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