Beenie Man Tells Us His Best Collab and More – Watch Interview
Veteran dancehall artiste Moses Davis, better known as Beenie Man, recently revealed what he considers to be his greatest collaboration throughout his career.
In an interview with Dutty Berry from “The Dutty Berry Show,” the self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall revealed that his greatest collaboration was with American singer-songwriter Mya.
The two collaborated on a song called “Girls Dem Sugar,” a remake of Beenie Man’s 1996 hit from his album “Maestro.” This 1996 version of the song was the original dancehall version done on a remake of “Punanny Riddim.” The album, which was released by Shocking Vibes via VP Records, was Beenie’s seventh studio album.
In the year 2000, a second version of the song was made. This time the song was released via Virgin/VP Records in a RnB/Hip Hop style, and was produced by The Neptunes. The song featured American singer-songwriter Mya, and was featured on Beenie Man’s album “Art and Life,” in the year 2000. In 2001, it won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
The song peaked at number 54 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and number 16 on Billboard’s Hot Rnb/Hip Hop chart. It also peaked at number 13 on the UK charts. Additionally, the song was included at number 7 on Billboard’s 12 Best Dancehall & Reggaeton Choruses of the 21st century, and also made the cut as one of the 100 greatest Billboard songs for the 2000 list.
On another note, Beenie Man was asked about the current state of Dancehall. He was hesitant to speak on the topic, stating that each time he does, people criticize him saying that he shouldn’t have, despite telling the truth. He agrees that the current state of Dancehall has significant potential, as always. However, the genre is going through an ongoing phase which we just have to endure.
Moses Davies, now 49 years old, was born on the 23rd of August, 1973, in the parish of Kingston. He is affectionately known as “The Doctor,” “Ras Moses,” and “The King.” Beenie’s career began in 1979 and is currently active as a Dancehall/Reggae artiste. He is the father of 12 children. He is known for songs such as “King of the Dancehall,” “I’m Okay,” “Wickedest Slam,” and “Greatest Gallist,” among many others.
Watch the full interview below: