Beenie Man says that he is the reigning King of the Dancehall and he is back to reclaim his throne.
The Doc is fresh off a successful performance at last week’s Reggae Sumfest where he closed the show. But after loosing some traction in dancehall to incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, Beenie says that he is back to sit on his throne.
“Who say dem a run the place, nah run the place,” Beenie said. “And the man who ah run the place, caan really run the place. You have to represent musically and visually in the world of dancehall.”
While acknowledging that Vybz Kartel made some serious inroads in dancehall in recent years, Beenie Man said he alone cannot carry the banner for the genre.
“You have to respect Addi work ethics, but him alone caan move dancehall forward,” he said. “The king caan allow the general fi run the army. Mi run the place already and mi a go dweet again.”
Beenie Man has been seeing a resurgence of his career in recent weeks with several new tracks bubbling on the airwaves. He also has collaborations with a number of international stars including Azealia Banks, Ty Dolla Sign, Jeezy, Jeremih and British rappers Konan and Krept.
Vybz Kartel is currently serving a life sentence in a maximum security prion for a murder conviction. His very vocal fans thinks that he is the the King of the Dancehall.
Who do you think is the true Dancehall King, Beenie Man or Vybz Kartel?