The return of Reggae Sumfest is set for July 23 at the Catherine Hall venue in Montego Bay, St. James and some of Jamaica’s biggest superstars have already been booked for the show including Spice, Shenseea, Skeng, Alkaline, Intence, Dexta Daps and many more.
Two of the main highlights, however, will be the “5 Star General” Bounty Killer and the “Docta” Beenie Man, who is set to do what seems to be a collaborative performance as a tribute to Dave Kelly the infamous producer and man behind the operation of MadHouse Records created in 1992.
Kelly is well known for the production of timeless Dancehall beats such as “Pepper Seed riddim”, “Arab Attack riddim”, “Joy Ride riddim” and many others that have featured many giants in the industry such as Cham, Frisco Kid, Spragga Benz, Buju Banton and other great artistes.
As for Bounty Killer and Beenie man, Dave Kelly has produced some of their biggest hits including the Killa’s “Worthless Bwoy” and the Docta’s “Girls dem sugar” and “Old Dog” which are two monster tracks that have made big impacts on Dancehall music.
The two entertainers are also known for their bitter rivalry which started in the ’90s with a clash at Sting 1993 after which the two had several other on stage encounters but eventually turned the feud friendly in the late 2000s, adding their song for song clash as a part of their combined package which was done on an international stage for the Verzuz show.
The “MadHouse Tribute” will also showcase entertainers such as Spragga Benz, Frisco Kidd, and Mr Easy as a package as well as Cham and Wayne Wonder.