NEW YORK, NY – Hip Hop legend, LL Cool J and R&B’s reigning queen Mary J. Blige, are coming to the 15th annual Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest but it is the slot that has Beenie Man and Bounty Killa on one night – on one stage – that has dancehall fans buzzing.
The two have been at loggerheads in recent years so that fact that they will both perform on the same stage, on one night has many predicting an “XPLOSION” indeed. The buzz is fast building over the performance of the two with many fans more piqued by the Jamaican dancehall acts than the international talent pool.
Beenie and Bounty are set to perform at dancehall night’s ‘Xplosion,’ on Thursday July 19 along with an all star cast of unbeatable reggae and dancehall talent. They include Cham, Elephant Man, Movado, Lady Saw, Vybz Kartel, Vegas, Anthony B, Chuck Fenda, Wayne Marshall, Macka Diamond, Ninja Man, Voice Mail, Busy Signal, Aidonia, Gyptian, Lutan Fyah, Kip Rich and Munga Honourable.
The two deejay rivals have clashed time and again, using lyrics as their weapon and a heated and tongue wagging performance is also expected next month.
Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest kicks off on Sunday July 15th, with a Beach Party featuring the Fab 5 band as well as popular sound systems and deejays. It continues on Thursday July 19th with Xplosion and on Friday night, July 20th, fans can get ready for Evolution, with LL, Shaggy, Beres Hammond, Buju ‘The Driver’ Banton, Morgan Heritage, Da’Ville, Etana, Alison Hinds and Christopher Martin.
The curtains come down on the reggae party of the year on Saturday July 21st with Blige, Tanya Stephens, Tarrus Riley, Cherine Anderson, Tessanne Chin and Richie Spice.