Dancehall veteran Beenie Man is applauding what he describes as a more unified dancehall. However, he admits that the fraternity has a long way to go.
Speaking on Onstage TV recently, the ‘King of the dancehall’ said the unity that he is now witnessing in dancehall music can only be beneficial to the industry, and called for more artistes to get on board.
“There a difference in music now. You see wah gwaan in music now is that each and every individual need to get together. Like when you see a Beres Hammond do a song wid a Popcaan, and Beres Hammond do a song with a Beenie, it’s kinda a different feeling,” he said.
“When you see the elder dem start reach out to the youngster dem is a great ting because we need f the youngster dem know seh unification in music is the greatest,” he continued.
Beenie Man also lamented his feud with Bounty Killer which lasted for over two decades, and shared that Bounty Killer is now his “best friend”.
He’s encouraging younger artistes to not do the same.
“The man dem a war too much bredren,” he said. “As an artiste buss him a war with that artiste and as a next artiste buss is a next war..artist fi sing song man and collaborate.”