Self proclaim dancehall king Beenie Man, will be honoured with a proclamation from US Councilman Democrat Leroy Comrie (St Albans), for his over three decades of outstanding contribution to the reggae industry.
Beenie Man, whose real name is Moses Davis, will be presented with the proclamation at the inaugural Reggae Rhythm & Blues Concert on Labour Day (Sept 4) at the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York.
Beenie Man, who recently got back a United States visa, started his career in the early 1980s performing as a young underground deejay. He garnered much international appeal in the late 1990s with several hit singles, a Grammy award and numerous collaborations with international stars such as Janet Jackson, Lil’ Kim and the Neptunes.
Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and soca icon Machel Montano will share the stage with Beenie Man.
“We are pulling out all stops to make Reggae Rhythm & Blues one of the biggest Caribbean concerts ever staged in the US. We are limiting the number of acts that will perform to ensure each has the opportunity to perform a full set,” Clarke noted.