Beenie Man the history of building a man into a living legend

Life has been good to Moses Davis. Since he was a pre-teen, Moses has been known within the dancehall music genre as “Beenie Man”, a playful moniker given to him in definite reference to the maturity and confidence it took for someone so young to perform in front of an audience filled with people more twice his age. Fast forward some 30 odd years later and with several new nicknames added to list such as: “Di Girl Dem Sugar” and “The Doctor” to name a few, Beenie Man has continued to be a relevant force in the not so forgiving sphere of Jamaican entertainment.

How did you get your start in the industry? How did you get your start in music?

In music I started out crying which was the day I was born. Because I was born to do music. I started doing music professionally at age 4 or 5 really that was when I ketch music. Because I was affected by stammering, still a stamma kid now. So as you know when you are born stammering it is not a easy thing to talk. So my first song was: “Jack & Jill went up the hill to catch a pail of water ….” It was the first thing I ever read out straight and it was because you have to sing it. When we reach “Baa baa black sheep ….” that was my second song.

Beenie Man
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