How Beenie Man and Bounty Killer made Dancehall history over the weekend
Dancehall legend Beenie Man and Bounty Killer made history on Saturday night in one of the most streamed dancehall sound clashes.
The event which trended at number one worldwide with over 3.7 million views brought together celebrities and fans from across the world.
The latest Verzuz between reggae artists Beenie Man and Bounty Killer was the party everyone expected as the two artists battled in person in Jamaica
It was the first time two musicians competed physically as the previous Verzuz battles were all virtual.
The event which was endorsed by Jamaican Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness took on a different approach from the usual Verzuz battles. This was an authentic dancehall clash, a musical warfare done the right way.
“This is how we represent the culture … At the end of the day, it’s a musical sport,” Bounty Killer said at the end of the two-hour livestream as he and Beenie Man sang Bob Marley’s “One Love.”
At one point local authorities showed up to stop the event but were hilariously shut down by the artistes and netizens.
Beenie Man went on to ask the cops if they wanted to be the people who shut down a live concert that is streaming worldwide.
According to American producer Swizz Beatz, the Beenie-Bounty Verzuz battle also garnered over 470,000 simultaneous viewers, with up to 3.7 million people going in and out of the live session.
Rihanna made her presence known when she asked the police to leave after they tried to end the party.