Beenie Man seemingly fired a few subliminal shots at Vybz Kartel as the heated “King of Dancehall” debate continues.
Earlier this week the veteran recording artiste reflected on the time he made Billboard Magazine’s 98 Greatest Songs of 1998. “RULE #1 Let your work speak for itself,” Beenie Man wrote under a screenshot of the article.
The doc’s classic single “Who Am I” was named the 87th greatest singles released in 1998. Two years later, Beenie won a Grammy Award for his album “Art & Life.”
Dancehall fans reignited their debate on who is the current King of the Dancehall earlier this year after Vybz Kartel was given the title by Fox 5 New York.
After majority of fans said Beenie Man was dethroned by the self-proclaimed “Worl’ Boss”, the Doc. slammed critics during an interview, “I cannot be slighted because I am the king, I was born a king, sing and get crowned as a king,” he said. “Well, people ago always be people and people ago always say and do what they want because you know people will always be.”
“But you see as a man who do the hundred percent of work, cover all charts, collect all the awards, represent Jamaica one hundred million percent everywhere we go, every time. Me no have nothing to argue about because me remember when them crown me King of the Dancehall there is no debate none at all there is nobody to say nothing.”
Beenie added that, “So a now them a say Beenie Man and Vybz Kartel now it’s a debate that means something is still there.”
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