Fans Divided On Who Is The Dancehall King

Billboard raised a few eyebrows in dancehall recently when the magazine published a story calling Sean Paul the “king of dancehall.”

Fans of the genre have been locked in a heated discussion ever since then. Beenie Man has bestowed the title on himself from in the late 1990s until now. But fans of incarcerated dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel has been voicing their opinion on why they think that he is the fitted king of the dancehall.

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The older dancehall fans are also voicing their opinion by injecting dancehall pioneers including Ninjaman, Yellow Man, Josey Wales and Brigadier Jerry into the discussion.

“Yellow Man is the original king of the dancehall these new guys don’t know what true authentic dancehall music is,” one fan told Urban Islandz.

King Beenie Man

“Has to be Vybz Kartel, no disrespect to the guys who came before but he is the greatest lyricist to ever emerge in dancehall,” another fan told us.

“King Beenie Man still the leader after three decades he is still hot and still relevant,” one female fan added.

The question still remains who is the king of the dancehall?

Sound off in comments below.


  1. You only can be the King when you been doing dance hall from your were 6 years old , this man don’t know any other job… all the dance of his life he is doing dance hall and achieve the highest rank… so there can be only one king of dance hall and that is beanie man!

  2. vybez kartel of course

  3. Vybz kartel / Worldboss run the world… Gaza fi eva

  4. Shawn Storm Kartel protege. Please Beanie your time up you already paved the way.

  5. Vybz Kartel is the king and will always be the king

  6. VYKING, lrg up kartel n sivva

  7. Worl boss a di king no debate bout that…..5 yrs behind bars n still runnin d place if a nuh king who coulda do dat?

  8. Vybz Kartel is the King of dancehall no other artists lyrically acclaim like the World Boss. Sean Paul should not even be in this discussion I would put more like a Bounty Killer.