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Some 17 years after their infamous clash at Sting, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man will share stage once again in true dancehall fashion.
Come Boxing Day, Sunday December 26, the Sting stage will be set up to accommodate adversaries-turned-friends, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, two of the headline acts on this year’s event. They will be performing tune-for-tune together on stage in what promises to be an exciting segment called ‘The 13 Warriors of Sting’.
According to Supreme Promotions, the organisers of the event, which has the tagline ‘the greatest one-night reggae dancehall show on earth’, the unity being shown in the music business among some artistes is praiseworthy.
“We are happy for the wind of change sweeping through the dancehall right now. Some people feel that the friendship among former dancehall rivals makes the music boring, but we love it,” Isaiah Laing of Supreme Promotions has declared.
Bounty Killer and Beenie Man is two of dancehall’s biggest legends and to see them perform on the greatest one night reggae dancehall show on earth could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“Bounty Killer and Beenie Man together on a Sting stage and is not a clash vibes? Who did ever know seh that could happen?” Beenie Man asked.
“Yeah man, we have di programme set and we a go entertain the whole a Jamworld cause we know seh Jamworld a go full up a people. After we dun perform on stge Laing haffi pay we some more money,” the deejay who calls himself the King of the dancehall stated.
The last time Bounty and Beenie Man shared a Sting stage was in 1993, which is arguably the mother of all dancehall clashes.
Seventeen years after that debacle, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man will give dancehall fans, young and old, a new memory when, as friends, they deejay in harmony and in the true spirit of this year’s theme for Sting, The Collaboration.
Among the other artistes confirmed for Sting 2010 are Sizzla, Gyptian, Lady Saw, Etana, I-Octane, Khago, Assassin, Kip Rich, Aidonia, Macka Diamond, Pamputtae, Ce’cile, D’Angel, DI, Romaine Virgo, Future Fambo, Twin of Twins, Food Kartel,
Sponsors for this year’s event include LIME, Wata, RJR Communications Group, Zoukie Trucking, Down Sound Records, Hype TV, LIME TV, Island Car Rentals, Hitz FM, Downsound and Mac D’s Records.
Refresh your memory with the 1993 clash between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer.
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