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So this was the birth of his first international hit; he recorded "Who Am I" and the single quickly went Gold.
It opened the doors for the world to see a new reggae star in the pages of Newsweek and other major media outlets.
Beenie Man made comments later that year in German-based Riddim Magazine, comparing Bounty Killer to Yellowman in appearance: "[Bounty Killer is] a great artiste and he's ugly, too.
He's got a rough thing about him, Jamaicans like that from the Shabba Rankin' days and the King Stitt days and the Yellowman days.
Beenie Man's first real break into the United States came in 1997.
He heard an instrumental rhythm by an unknown producer named Jeremy Harding, and demanded to add his voice to the rhythm.
The performer's daughter, Desha 'Crystal' Davis, was born premature with underdeveloped lungs.
Beenie Man had his first number one single in Jamaica in 1993 with "Matie" (Produced by Ephraim Barrett, Donovan and Dave Mills on the Shelly Power Records label) and he won the DJ of the Year Award the same year, the first of eight consecutive awards.Known as "King Yellowman" since the 1980s, the deejay took exception to Beenie Man proclaiming himself "king", as well as comments Beenie made regarding his appearance.Regarding the title of "king", Yellowman stated: "Him trying to make people feel like him was here before me, but him never deh here before me, because dem planning to do dem official crowning them claim say is an official crowning but dem a use some a di media as some of them organisation ...".Partially as a result of prodding from his producers, Sly and Robbie, with whom he recorded cover versions of Bob Marley's "Crazy Baldhead" and "No Woman No Cry" in 1994, the latter a Jamaican chart-topper, Beenie Man converted to the Rastafari movement, as did several of his contemporaries at the time, although in 2005 he stated "I have not converted.I was baptised an Ethiopian Orthodox and at the age of 10 I became a Judah Coptic." In 1995, Beenie Man collaborated with Dennis Brown and Triston Palma to release Three Against War and Mad Cobra and Lieutenant Stitchie on Mad Cobra Meets Lt. He also collaborated with Lady Saw on "Healing", Sanchez on "Refugee", and Michael Prophet on "Gun 'n' Bass", further establishing his reputation.
The song "Let's Go" was released on the Overproof Riddim compilation album in 2011.