One of Jamaica's most accomplished artist, Beenie Man's recording career dates back to 1981. Although it was behind the turntables where everything began, by 1994, he became a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Moses Davis, better known by his stage moniker Beenie Man, was born in the rough Waterhouse district of Kingston, Jamaica on August 22, 1973. By the time he was attending basic school, the toddler had already decided on a career as a DJ. His first big break came when he was only eight years old, when he took first prize at the national Teeny Talent contest. This led to a meeting with one of the most influential and prolific producers of Jamaica, Henry “Junjo” Lawes, who recorded the diminutive DJ's debut single, "Too Fancy."
Beenie Man is a prime example of never losing touch with his fans. He proudly embraces his Jamaican roots and for that, he remains a reigning king in his country, the Caribbean and across For the first staging of Reggae Sumfest ‘’Our Music Our Festival’’ 2016 Beenie Man was the top headline performer and closing act for the night. The performance was dubbed Beenie’s best performance yet, with guest performances from Tommy Lee and Jahmiel. From his grand entrance on the stage, to his classic hits and timeless dance moves Beenie had the crowd involved in his performance. As a bonus Beenie Man introduced his upcoming album “UNSTOPPABLE” to patrons giving them the release date (Septemberth, 2016) and performed his latest song Yardie which the crowd loved.
Today, much of Beenie Man’s story remains untold. The myriad articles about Jamaican artists being kicked out of the US may sell magazines, but they tend to overshadow the artist prodigious and influential body of work. In short, there’s nothing like the Beenie Man Experience. Every album is a parallel universe where piercing rhymes are paired with up- beat riddims and ultimately urban-carib cultures collide. Beenie Man is about life and truth, and he is successful because he is truly an entertainer in the timeless tradition... It’s high time this pioneer receives the accolade he so richly deserves.