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Spice Is The Queen of Dancehall Says Fans


Dancehall fans have spoken and the overwhelming majority thinks Spice is the new queen.

Beenie Man and Spice ignited a heated debate this week with their ongoing back-and-forth about the issue of her being the new dancehall queen. According to Beenie, Spice is more like a self-appointed designated queen of dancehall, but Lady Saw is still very much the queen. Seems the vast majority of dancehall fans thinks that Spice is the only female artist at the moment who is deserving of the crown.

Dancehall HipHop did a survey on social media this week asking fans if they think that Spice is the new queen of dancehall and 67% of respondents say yes. “Spice is the only consistent female artist in dancehall right now because most of them just do something make a lot of noise and then you don’t hear nothing from them,” one fan wrote while another added, “From Lady Saw turn Christian a Spice a run the thing, she consistent she always find a hit and her video them bad.”

A handful of fans who responded seems to agree with Beenie Man and thinks that Spice has more work to do before she can be elevated to the throne. “Some fans a bash Beenie Man but him right with what he said because Spice has a lot more work today to reach even close to the levels of Lady Saw,” one fan wrote. “You have to be a global dancehall icon to be the queen you can just hot a yard alone. Lady Saw was doing big collaborations with No Doubt and having platinum records. Spice has yet to reach those heights in music to be crowned the queen.”

“While I agree that Spice is the leading female dancehall artist right now, I still don’t think she works hard enough to be the queen,” one fan said. “A just some ignorant fans without proper reasoning a criticize Beenie statement when if you really think about it he is right. If you weren’t around in the 90s and 2000s to know what Lady Saw did for dancehall then you have no part in this conversation.”

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Lolaasmiles Gets Dancehall Legend Beenie Man On New Track


Reggae star Lolaasmiles taps dancehall legend Beenie Man for her new single “Nuh Baddah.”

The song has been doing well since it was first released a years ago and now the single is seeing a resurgence. Lola thinks that the track will help further push her career in the reggae/dancehall space. “Nuh Baddah” was produced by New York based producer Stedley Reid. Her team is now heavily promoting the single and the extra promo has been working thus far.

“This song has a lot of potential, and with the plan I have in mind it will have a long-lasting effect worldwide,” Lolaasmiles said. “Beenie Man has always been an inspiration to me, and when I found out we had a mutual friend, I had to meet him in person. When we met, he liked my music and we spoke about collaborating and made it happen. It was a very humbling experience working with Beenie Man.”

The song is now available on YouTube and other major streaming services like iTunes/Apple Music and Google. It will be available on several other digital services in the coming weeks.

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Vybz Kartel “I Am The King and Spice The Queen of Dancehall”


Vybz Kartel has added his voice to the feud between Beenie Man and Spice over who the dancehall queen is.

The firestorm started last weekend when Beenie Man told Winford Williams on OnStage that Spice is more like a self-appointed designated queen of dancehall and not one who has the support of the vast majority of dancehall artists. Spice shot back on her Instagram page saying that Beenie Man too is a self-appointed king of the dancehall, but the real king, in her opinion, is behind bars, Vybz Kartel.

Seems the Gazanation boss has been tuning in to whats been happening and decided to add his voice to the mix. Kartel posted a comment on Spice photo on IG this morning assuring her that she is the queen. “Queen of Dancehall you look good nuh bloodcl**t,” Kartel wrote. “Queen of Dancehall in her throne drinking sperone.” Spice posted a photo of herself actually drinking Sperone.

Our Gaza sources told us that Vybz Kartel supports Spice as the queen and himself as the king. “Addi the King and Spice the queen that’s how dancehall set right now and Vybz Kartel showing that he can rule from behind bars,” sources told us. “All the old people them fi retire and stop badmind the younger acts. Addi a the king, the greatest to ever set foot on a dancehall platform no one can dispute that. Lady Saw was the queen but she gave up the throne and baptize, we wish her the best, but the only female who can fill her shoe right now is Spice.”

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Spice Responds To Beenie Man “King of Dancehall Is Incarcerated”


Spice is not too happy about Beenie Man statement over the weekend about her being the new queen of dancehall.

The “Sheets” deejay react via Instagram on Monday calling the dancehall legend a hater just because she thinks that Vybz Kartel is the king of dancehall. “D Rasta man [Beenie Man] vex true mi say a Kartel a the king a dancehall,” Spice said. “Smh Veterans want to be praised for paving the way but still never want to let go or embrace the New artiste. You crowned yourself king when yellow man was really the king and then over the years you were found fit after repeatedly self proclaiming it.”

From around the mid-1990s, Beenie Man proclaimed himself as the king of dancehall and despite some rejection from some artists and fans at the time, it eventually sticks. There is always a debate in dancehall about who is the king, but there has never been a real debate on who the queen is until now because Lady Saw fittingly wore that crown for the past two decades. Spice has now stepped up to plate and crowned herself and that territory comes with controversies.

“Unlike bounty killer who highlighted so many dancehall careers what did you ever do for dancehall after so many years as the “KING” Not even a one girl yu never buss as a dancer much less not even your own daughter a Ding Dong haffie dweet Kmt,” Spice added. “Saw left a huge shoe to fill and no female will fill it overnight. Nothing is wrong with your sentence “The Queen got baptized” we all know that, but you also do know that the king is incarcerated right.”

Spice also used the opportunity to promote her new single with Beenie Man’s ex-wife D’Angel, “No Worries.”

D Rasta man vex true mi say a Kartel a the king a dancehall. Smh Veterans want to be praised for paving the way but still never want to let go or embrace the New artiste. You crowned yourself king when yellow man was really the king and then over the years you were found fit after repeatedly self proclaiming it. Unlike bounty killer who highlighted so many dancehall careers what did you ever do for dancehall after so many years as the "KING" Not even a one girl yu never buss as a dancer much less not even your own daughter a Ding Dong haffie dweet Kmt. Saw left a huge shoe to fill and no female will fill it overnight. Nothing is wrong with your sentence "The Queen got baptized" we all know that, but you also do know that the king is incarcerated right ? ? A it a Bun u baad ???that's y mi love dah song yah wid Yu X wife wooiiee a weeeak??? "me nah no worries a god a deal wid everything" St. Vincent thanks for a great night, Grenada ?? your next this weekend , jamrock cruise right after then Canada ?? the following week. Trust mi I'm not here to fight for the invisible crown I'm Making moves one step at a time. Some a unu egotistical hypocrites a talk bout a pure slackness mi sing just answer which female sung the most slack songs in dancehall history ? When I sing good songs they don't even get played but as mi sing a slack song a it unu know. Haters can't bring me down Same thing unu did do Bob Marley unu never claims him or highlight him until he became international but trust me I'll work hard enough to see the bandwagonist. Too much bitterness in dancehall mi soon left it and go do hip hop

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Beenie Man Says Spice Is Not The New Queen Of Dancehall


Beenie Man says Spice is not the new queen of dancehall music at least not yet.

Earlier this tear, Spice crowned herself the new reigning queen of Jamaica’s dominant music genre, dancehall, a title previously held by Lady Saw who is now a gospel artist and a pastor. In 2015, Lady Saw relinquished her crown to become a Christian and she never looked back. She struggled with the transition for years before finally making her break-through. Since then no one stepped up to set on the throne at least not until this year when Spice stepped up to the plate.

There is no doubt that Spice has been a force in dancehall for the past few years, but is it enough to wear the crown for the queen of the dancehall? Beenie Man answered that question during an interview with Winford Williams on OnStage last weekend. “Well the queen of dancehall baptized now… Marion Hall [Lady Saw], the queen of dancehall baptized,” Beenie Man said. “So I am here to see the next queen to come.” When asked about Spice crowning herself, Beenie said, “Well she is the one that stepped up to the plate but that’s not how you become the queen.”

“Because if you’re going to take Lady Saw crown then you have to do what Lady Saw did like no disrespect, you can’t do less work and [want to be the queen],” Beenie added. The dancehall king lamented that Spice will have to elevate her career to the same heights as Lady Saw in order to gain the respect of the fans. “Becomes that artist that you know… she is Spice in Jamaica, she is Spice everywhere Jamaicans is, she is Spice everywhere Caribbean people is, she needs to be Spice where American and British people meet,” the Doc continues. “I am not talking about watching Instagram and talking about song, reaching the people ears the right way, being that artist that we can sit down in Jamaica and look on you on MTV and look on you on VH1 and say alright she has done it and she has reached that point. Because Lady Saw did it and she reached that point.”

Beenie Man added that Spice is more like the queen-elect, but still has more work to do to elevate her career to the next level.

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Beenie Man Denies Copying Bounty Killer “I Am Not A Pirate”


Beenie Man has denied Bounty Killer claims that the dancehall king copied his style back in the 1990s.

Killer recently did an interview where he criticized Beenie Man for bootlegging his style on the 1990s classic “Bad Man Wicked Man.” Speaking with Anthony Miller on ER last weekend, Beenie Man shy away from speaking too much on the issue but revealed that he got inspirations for the song from Terror Fabolous and Jigsy King.

“I don’t know what he is talking about,” Beenie said while referring to Bounty Killer. “First of all I am not a pirate.” The self-proclaimed king of the dancehall went on to outlined where he got inspirations for the classic dancehall banger.

Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have been longtime rivals in dancehall in a feud that spanned the greater part of the 90s decade. The two have been peace over the years, but now they have a dysfunctional family type of relationship where they support each other, but often criticize each other. In the same interview on ER, The Doc called out Bounty for his “petty” feud with Foota Hype and Tony Matterhorn.

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Beenie Man Upset With Bounty Killer For Feud With Foota Hype & Matterhorn


Beenie Man says he is upset with Bounty Killer for entertaining a feud with Foota Hype and Tony Matterhorn.

Social media is the battlefield these days for a lot of the feud in dancehall. Artists throwing words against other artists and sound system selectors cursing out artists as in the case of Bounty and the two veteran disc jockeys. During an interview with Anthony Miller on ER, Beenie Man weights in on the feud while expressing his disappointment with his longtime rival Bounty Killer.

“I feel like competition is what keep you on your toes, keep you on the edge, it make you sharp and build faster lyrics,” Beenie said. “But when it gets to a point when it becomes disrespectful, I feel you should just squash it and you know just don’t deal with it. I am really upset with Bounty Killer to follow up with Foota Hype and Matterhorn with every picture you comment and retweet and send it. You’re a big man, you’re the warlard, the general of dancehall, so you don’t need to follow up no little man my lord.”

Beenie Man also spoke about how Bounty Killer helped both Foota Hype and Tony Matterhorn becomes the big names in the disc jockey business that they are today.

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After Glow Riddim Mix By 2 Hard Music [Stream]

The After Glow Riddim from 2 Hard Music is one of the hottest new projects in dancehall.

Jeremy Harding has in the past produced some big riddims in dancehall like the Playground Riddim which features Sean Paul’s mega hit “Infiltrate,” Mr. Vegas’ “Hands In The Air,” and Beenie Man classic single “Who Am I.” This new beat the After Glow shows that Harding hasn’t lost his touch.

The After Glow project features songs like Beenie Man’s “One More Night,” Jahmiel’s “Home,” Masicka’s “Down For Life,” Christopher Martin’s “Incredible,” and Shaggy and GC collaboration “Live It Up.” The project is available on iTunes and will make for a good addition to your fall dancehall playlist. You can also stream the project below from this YouTube compilation.

Tracklist:

Shaggy X GC – Live It Up
Masicka – Down For Life
Bugle – Love So Nice
Chris Martin – Incredible
Jahmiel – Home
Beenie Man – One More Night

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Beenie Man Heading Back To Zimbabwe Despite Fallout




Beenie Man is heading back to Zimbabwe and this time he is promising to put on a show for his fans.

The dancehall legend came under fire this week after some fans at his concert in Harare complained about his performance at the inaugural Spring Festival at the Alexandra Sports Club. Some fans were booing while others voiced their disappointments on social media. Despite that bad experience, Beenie Man has been invited back to that country in September for another show.

“The Zimbabwe government through the Ministry of Tourism has booked Beenie to return for their National Carnival next month (September),” Beenie’s manager, Rohan Smith, said. “Beenie Man will return to Jamaica this weekend to complete back to school preparations for his children and will head back to Zimbabwe shortly after.” His girlfriend Krystal Tomlinson also confirmed that the deejay will be heading back to Africa.

Beenie Man has been touring Europe and Africa since last month for his Unstoppable Tour in support of his new album Unstoppable. Beenie Man career in dancehall span over three decades and he has remained one of the top artists in the genre over the years.

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Beenie Man Gets Booed In Zimbabwe As Angry Fans Shout Expletives




Beenie Man had a not so pleasant run in with some of his fans in Zimbabwe.

The Dancehall king was performing in Harare for the African leg of his Unstoppable Tour. Seems the massive crowd at the inaugural Spring Festival at Alexandra Sports Club was not pleased with the delivery from the Doc. Some fans were booing while others hurled expletives at the dancehall legend. Local deejay Winky D, on the other hand, was well received at the inaugural Spring Festival.

“Beenie Man’s performance showed that he is now struggling probably with age,” Ras Tonde said. “He was not at his best where he can be considered as a great entertainer as he played second fiddle to Winky D.” Some fans showed the dancehall icon some love and even chided other patrons for being too hard.

“He has been touring all summer so I just think that people are being too hard on him,” one fan said. “When all is said and done Beenie Man is still one of the greatest dancehall artists in the world and we love him. I look forward to seeing him come back to Zimbabwe. Beenie your always welcome here.”

Beenie Man put on a solid performance for his fans at this year’s Reggae Sumfest in July and then moved on to his overseas Unstoppable Tour. Perhaps the dancehall legend, who is now in his 40s, is feeling a bit exhausted. We saw clips from his performance in Zimbabwe and he was in fine form. Some crowds are a little harder to pleased that some.

#beenieman performing in #zimbabwe

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Fambo Says He Is Bigger Than Vybz Kartel & Alkaline Internationally

Is Future Fambo a bigger more recognized artists internationally than Vybz Kartel and Alkaline?

Both Vybz Kartel and Alkaline have been the two biggest artists in dancehall locally over the last few years although some fans of the genre may argue about which of the two is bigger right now. Without doubts, they are both hugely popular in Jamaica, but just how well do they stack up against other artist on the international scene. Speaking with Nightly Fix, Fambo noted that his last album Evolve – The Uprise outsells Vybz Kartel and Alkaline albums which were all released in 2016.

“You know that my album out did Vybz Kartel and Alkaline albums on that chart… nobody no business,” Future Fambo said. The album Evolve – The Uprise debut at number two on the Billboard Reggae Chart in August last year. “Am not a popular artist in Jamaica,” Fambo added. The veteran dancehall deejay admitted that he is not a big artist in Jamaica and often gets out shadowed by bigger artists locally like Beenie Man on the track “Rum and Red Bull.”

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Watch Beenie Man New Video “Hot Brain”

Hot off a memorable performance at Reggae Sumfest last weekend, Beenie Man debut his new video “Hot Brain.”

The summer single was produced by Chimney Records while the cut features the Doc hosting a block party with his crew including Camar who is featured on the single. “In a my house mi deh a hold a nap / Mi phone ring yo know a Nicky that / She a tell me say them burst the hydrant on the road / Because the whole place hot / Me step out ’cause a my town,” Beenie Man deejay.

Beenie Man put on a show for his fans at last weekend on International Night. Watch the video for the single “Hot Brain” below.

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Beenie Man – Miss Angela Lyrics

[Intro]
Oooooooooooooooooh God
Lord a mercy
Gyal, unuh pretty every time
Watch this!

[Bridge]
All me call, me call the gyal diner
The young gyal hear me, but she won’t answer
Sake of the love weh she get, she nuh cater
Woman dem a bawl, di gyal dem a –
Hoii!

[Hook]
Di gyal dem a bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a who di gyal dem require
Woman dem a bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a wha’ di gyal dem require

[Chorus]
So Beenie say, spread out Miss Angela
Mr. Wukerman deh yah with the Ruff Ryder
Hear me bawl, spread out Miss Angela
Mr. Wukerman deh yah with the Ruff Ryder

[Verse 1]
Beenie say!
Woman, with your flowers, your water hose is calling
Ready, gyal mi ready fi go water your garden
Murder! Mi hear the vineyard bawling
When mi use the axe fi go chop out the pumpkin
If you see a “V”, vineyard, that’s the meaning
Pon every vineyard you haffi use vaseline
Shine up the axe, make it shine and look glisten
Ready fi go chop banana and pumpkin

[Hook]
Bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a wha’ di gyal dem require
Woman dem a bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a wha’ di gyal dem require

[Verse 2]
Woman!
Good man is hard to find
Don’t gwan like you waan stay pon backline
Step up inna light and reach pon the frontline
True going through life, we see that time after time
Girl is getting big and living on the wrong line
Stick to the coke and the crack all the time
The more them take it, a the more them rewind
Them nah stop lick it until the crack blow them mind

[Chorus]
But Beenie say, spread out Miss Angela
Mr. Loverman deh yah with the Ruff Ryder
Hear me bawl, spread out Miss Angela
Mr. Loverman deh yah with the Ruff Ryder

[Hook]
Again!
Bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a who di gyal dem require
Lord a mercy, bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a wha’ di gyal dem require

[Verse 3]
Woman see me, dem body set pon fire
Gyal haffi dump themselves with ice water
Woman see me, say, me hot like a pepper
Mi sip pepperseed that’s why Beenie Man a utter
Wha’ me say?

[Bridge]
Call, me call the gyal diner
The young gyal hear me, but she won’t answer
Sake of the love weh the gyal dem a require
Woman dem a set all themselves pon fire

[Hook]
Mi sing say
Bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a who di gyal dem require
Woman dem a bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a wha’ di gyal dem require

[Chorus]
Once more me say, spread out Miss Angela
Mr. Wukerman deh yah with the Ruff Ryder
Hear me bawl, spread out Miss Angela
Mr. Loverman deh yah with the Ruff Ryder

[Verse 1]
Me sing!
Woman, with your flowers, your water hose is calling
Ready, gyal mi ready fi go water your garden
Murder! Mi hear the vineyard bawling
When mi use the axe fi go chop out the pumpkin
If you see a “V”, vineyard, that’s the meaning
Pon that deh vineyard you haffi use vaseline
Shine up the axe, make it shine and look glisten
Ready fi go chop banana and pumpkin

[Hook]
Bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a who di gyal dem require
Woman dem a bawl and dem a holler
When dem see me, dem body set pon fire

[Verse 4]
Woman dem a run from in America
Woman all a send me letter from Colombia
Say, Beenie Man you is a champion lover
Dem waan rub me down and squeeze me all over
Gyal all a pick dirt from out of mi finger
Well, some piece of rabbit dem a cook fi mi dinner

[Chorus]
But Beenie say, spread out Miss Angela
Mr. Loverman deh yah with the Ruff Ryder
Hear me bawl, spread out Miss Angela
Mr. Loverman deh yah with the Ruff Ryder

[Hook]
Mi sing!
Bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a who di gyal dem require
Mi say! bawl and dem a holler
Good lover man, a who di gyal dem require