Beenie Man Research Paper

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Beenie Man was born into this world as Anthony Moses Davis on August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was drawn toward music at an early age. He recorded his first single at the tender age of 8, by 1983 the young DJ was recording with top tier Jamaican DJs such as Dillinger, Fathead and Ringo. Beenie Man's debut album was fittingly titled, Beenie Man: The 10 year old DJ wonder. As you can see there were high hopes for this young phenom. Like most reggae artists of his time, Beenie Man used his art as a way to address social issues and concerns. When fellow DJ Pan Head was murdered, Beenie made a cover of Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry, a scathing indictment of violence. The song topped Jamaican charts. Violence was rampant in Jamaica, American artists tend to die from drug overdose or suicide. In Jamaica, however their artists are usually murdered. So the song brought attention to all of the unsolved crimes, especially murders, including that of DJ Pan Head. Having endured the emotional storm that the murder of DJ Pan Head brought to the forefront. Beenie Man released a number of singles that portrayed a new Beenie Ma…show more content…
Meanwhile he also set British dancefloors ablaze with his release of Under Mi Sensi. Beenie was invincible. Now that he had the attention of Britain and his native Jamaica , he released his first "real" album, Maestro. It proved to be a breakthrough record for the DJ. The single Dancehall Queen was a hit in Jamaica while Who am I resonated with the British crowds. He was on fire. After headlining Reggae Sunsplash in 1998, he signed to Virgin Records in the U.S. and released an instant dancehall classic, The Doctor. In 1999, his album Y2K addressed a slew of issues, from AIDS to literacy. Beenie Man had officially achieved

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