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Beenie Man

Beenie Man (born August 22, 1973) is one of the most famous DJs in Jamaican history. He was a child star at a young age, when he won the Teeny Talent[?] contest and recording a single, "Too Fancy", with record producer Junjo Lawes[?]. By 1983, Beenie Man was recording with Dillinger[?] and Fathead[?], and had released a debut album, The Invincible Beenie Man[?] and hit single, "Over the Sea".

After a break, Beenie Man returned in 1992 at Reggae Sunsplash[?], where he made waves by insulting Bounty Killer, a popular performer. In 1993, Beenie Man was booed off a stage and left Kingston, Jamaica for a year. Upon his return, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer made up and recorded an album together, Guns Out[?]. This was followed by a single, "No Mama No Cry", which condemned violence; it was inspired by the murder of Pan Head[?], another popular DJ. Partially as a result of prodding from his producers, Sly & Robbie[?], Beenie Man soon converted to Rastafarianism.

Beenie Man released a series of early 1990s hit singles, including "Praise him" and "World Dance", as well as multiple LPs, such as Defend It[?] and Dis Unu Fi Hear[?]. After signing to Island Records, he released his most acclaimed album, Blessed. In 1995, Beenie Man released a remix of "Under Mi Sensi" (Barrington Levy) in the United Kingdom, and then two duet albums with Dennis Brown[?] and Triston Palma[?] (Three Against War[?]) and Lt. Stitchie[?] (Mad Cobra Meets Lt. Stitchie & Beenie Man[?]). In 1996, he released another critically acclaimed LP, Maestro[?], which launched his fame in the UK. In 1998, Beenie Man signed to Virgin Records to release albums in the United States.

His first American release was The Doctor[?] (1998), followed by Y2k[?]. In 2000, Beenie Man teamed up with Arturo Sandoval and Wyclef Jean[?] (the Fugees) to release The Art & Life[?].

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