Beenie Man Catches a Fire

Beenie Man Catches a Fire 2005-08-03

It took him just shy of a full year, but dancehall titan Beenie Man finally took a Bay Area stage in late July, rocking Berkeley’s Shattuck Down Low for two straight nights despite the best efforts of infuriated gay-rights activists and a hilariously brazen con-man promoter.

You may recall that last year, the UK gay activist group OutRage declared PR war on Beenie Man and fellow dancehall stars Sizzla, Bounty Killa, Elephant Man, Vybez Kartel, Capleton, Buju Banton, and T.O.K., assailing their blatantly homophobic lyrical content…

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