Break From the Books: Beenie Man & Bounty Killer #Verzuz battle

I’m taking a break from books and bookish things to talk about the epic event I witnessed this past weekend. An event that I sorely needed during this dull corona time since I’m staying home, as advised, and thus am unable to attend any summer parties or other events. And I’m SO happy this event happened on Memorial Day weekend (in the U.S.) as a replacement (to me) of the events that are cancelled due to corona.

But you must be wondering what event I’m talking about (if you didn’t read this title of this post). Well, it’s the latest episode of Timbaland and Swizz Beatz’s Verzuz battle on Instagram. This time it was between two great Jamaican performers, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. Yo!! I was BEYOND excited for this!! I grew up listening to their songs. I was a kid when the competition (the war) between them was fierce, but I still remember the hype around their clashes and I still love their songs.

It was great to see them on stage together again, performing together and entertaining people. OH MY GOSH!! This performance was SO needed and so good. Great songs, nuff jokes, and good vibes. Man, I LOVE IT!!

I had to share it on here. I had to take a break from all di book dem and share this bit of my culture.

There were SO many great moments too!! I loved that they began it by playing the Jamaican national anthem, I loved the back and forth between the artists (like a clash!!), I loved the dancing, I loved the shout-outs (especially when they shout out Rihanna, who was tuning in. That was hilarious!) The part with the police tho!! YO!! That’s how you know a party is good: Babylon come through trying to shut it down. (Lol!)

Oh man! It was great. If you love Jamaican dancehall music, check it out. If you love any music, check it. If you want something entertaining, something hype, check it out. If you love hip-hop, def check it out. Hip-hop was born out of Jamaican dancehall. Just check it out, man, and enjoy it. 🙂

If I had to choose one as the winner, I’d say Bounty Killer took this. He was so entertaining! Beenie Man is my dude. I LOVE his songs and he did great too (him and him belly 😀 ), but Bounty tek it fi mi!


22 thoughts on “Break From the Books: Beenie Man & Bounty Killer #Verzuz battle

        1. Have you seen/heard UK Red bull culture clash, black chiney vs Taylor gang
          I’ve only listened to it, that would have been a fantastic event to attend.

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        2. I don’t think I did. I really like Black Chiney mixes back in the day (high school/college days…couple years ago)


        3. Protoje would go well with sizzler and capleton, maybe,
          Mavado and I-octane would be a good pairing,
          Maybe alkaline with Tommy Lee sparta haha
          Prison special from the kartel.

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        4. **Prison special from Kartel!!!
          WAAHH!! That would be so good!!
          I would want that.
          Actually, that’s what I want.
          Apparently Kartel tuned in to the Beenie vs. Bounty battle from prison.


        5. Seems a double tragedy to keep the man in prison,
          I think he’s one of many who would be better back in the community to serve time.
          That’s good that he got to watch those great moves from b/m & b/k


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