Updated: May 29
Versuz TV by Swizz Beats & Timbaland Presents Beenie Man V.S Bounty Killer Instagram Live Battle! 🇯🇲...Written by LO
"Welcome to the cultura, salute". Then the Jamaican national anthem was played. As I am of Jamaican heritage, I stood proud with my flag. Salute.
Best Ever!!!! Although COVID-19 is limiting our Memorial Day Weekend parties, on May 23, 2020, the best Battle took place in Kingston, Jamaica when the King of Dancehall, Beenie Man and the General of Dancehall, Bounty killer Tah it up. For over an hour the two dancehall giants took us through their history of hits that dates back to the 1990's.
With over one-half million IG views and within 18 hours of its YouTube posting, over 200,000, de' mas'd it up. Even CNN big-upped. The police showed up because of Jamaica's 8:00 pm curfew, but The King put him in check and he went away. Even Beenie's dawta mashed i'd up.
"Seriously?" The foundation of hip-hop is dancehall and was clearly displayed how Bounty and Beenie have collaborated with Caribbean New York hip-hop artists. The King and The General even shared deep dancehall to how Reggae music inter-grated pop. And it was Big up to DJ Kool Kerc, JA native brought toasting and dancehall styling to hip-hop became the hip-hop DJ.
"Seriously?" There have been previous battles have featured rappers Nelly and Ludacris, singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott as well as singer-producers Teddy Riley and Babyface. BUT JA SHUT IT DOWN!!!!!! If you want to understand Jamaican culcha, dis is de place. So my Memorial Day Weekend will be playing this all weekend. JA Forever!!!!!! SERIOUSLY.