Recording artiste Beenie Man is putting an end to calling dancehall ‘bashment.’
The icon, in a recent interview on The Zeze Millz Show on YouTube, spoke about the term bashment and how calling dancehall music ‘bashment’ is a big disrespect to the genre. The host wanted Beenie to tell her the difference between dancehall, ragga and bashment, “Bashment, a dat dem call dancehall, dem mash up the name a dancehall and call it bashment. How can you have a music name bashment?” he asked. He continued, “You know what is bashment? How yuh dress, how you style you clothes, how you look inna yuh clothes. How can you style my music as bashment? That is disrespect to my culture eno. Dat mean ya call it ‘passa passa’, ‘mix up’, you cya do dat,”.
The “King of the Dancehall” was also asked a question about whether Jamaica gets its flowers for influencing the music of the world, to which he said, “Dem thief the music, how we ago get the flowers.”