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Beenie Man - Bossman CD [Empire]
Beenie Man
Beenie Man along with many other Dancehall artists has been receiving regular grief for his homophobic lyrics, but now that he is getting more exposure he seems to be toning down this side to his lyrics. Having previously been condemned from all quarters I think he gets through the whole track without threatening to kill a homosexual once. He is still a thoroughly heterosexual badman, just not as bad as he once was.

Here Beenie Man has linked up with two of the biggest acts in the Jamaican reggae scene - Lady Saw and Sean Paul who is currently on just about everything from this, to Blu Cantrell and Beyonce. This track definitely shows you what the best can get up to when combined. The track rides a riddim that will be familiar to anyone who checks dancehall. It is yet another Neptunes production and here they turn their hand to a different genre and pull off the conversion very successfully. The Neptunes clues are here like the classic distorted keyboard sound that comes up on many of their productions. Apart from the gentle rolling piano chords in the background, the occasional Spanish guitar and Hip Hop style beat the main thing about this tack is the simple high whistle type tone which rises in pitch in a very distinctive way. Beenie Man opens, with Lady Saw and Sean Paul each following as only each can. Lady Saw shows as she has done in the past that she can more than hang with the best and delivers a vitriolic demolition of any mans ego. Sean Paul for his omnipresence at the moment still sounds fresh, but really it is the undeniable hard edge of the three performers over a classic riddim that make this track a real banger.

Lyrics:

Beenie Man:
Well this is Beenie Man
The roughest toughest bumboclaat bad man from out of Jamaica
Hear this one, ya!
Beenie Man ėlongside Sean Paul and Lady Saw
Oh Na Na Na
Well I'm a gangster for life 
Take your life, take your wife, and everyting nice.
Gangster for life 
Take your life, take your wife
Yes Jah! 

Chorus:
Bossman!
Anytime you see me come around
Bossman!
Don't take bad man fi clown
Bossman!
Glack we move yuh head crown
Bossman!
Dis in a yuh own blood yuh drown
Bossman!
Bad man rule de compound
Bossman!
Dis and we bumb down yuh town
Bossman!
Feel say you can't stick around
Bossman!

Beenie Man:
Man a nuh no clown 
Man a gangsta for life 
Take your life, sex your wife, and everyting nice
Gangsta's paradise 
Dat is ma life 
Is a thug girl me want fi me wife.
You tink say yu bad man bad and come
You tink say yu tough man tough and come
You tink say yu rough man rough and come
Dis now a gunshot shall fire dung 
Man a bad man a east
Tell them now dis
From a war man a freak
You shoot nuh miss
An if you run off ya beak
You make wit list
But if in New York we meet
Gunshot wi beat 
Start war
You decease
Til it nah go cease
Sudden destruction when yuh check say a peace
Word out ya road man a say you a de beast
Well since yuh a de beast 
Then a Teflon Feast 

Chorus:
Anytime you see me come around
Bossman!
Don't take bad man for clown
Bossman!
Glock fi move your head crown
Bossman!
Dis in a yuh own blood yuh drown
Bossman!
Bad man lock down yo town
Bossman!
Bad man bomb yuh compound
Bossman!
Feel say yuh bad you a clown
Bossman!
Don't stick around 

Beenie Man:
Me a Rasta
But me a gangsta 
Me have me kids 
And me have baby motha
Gimme me money 
Bossman, whe me come for
Cause if you dis badman you get murda
Pass me Louga 
And me Rouga
Cause if you talk di two a dem gwoin' fire
Cause me a real badman from Jamaica
A Beenie Man down pon de rhythm who a gangsta 

Chorus:
Bossman!
Anytime you see me come around
Bossman!
Don't take bad man for clown
Bossman!
Glack we move your head crown
Bossman!
Dis in a yuh own blood yuh drown
Bossman!
Bad man rule de compound
Bossman!
Dis mi, mi wi bumb down yuh town
Bossman!
Anytime you see me come around
Bossman!
Don't take bad fi clown 

Lady Saw:
Bad man queen 
Take care a him machine
Lock down de base
When me hear siren
I've got his back
Can be just as mean
Blow man marrow and left de spot clean
Control all docks
Have all gun lock
Know who fi buy out 
And who fi get shot
Real tappa tap 
De baddest chick ėpon de block
Nah fuck wit de queen
Cause me always strap
Anytime you see we come around
Don't take my crew fi clown
We gunshot fat like a pound
Shhh!!! Silence and don't make a sound. 

Sean Paul:
Me keep telling them
Punks
Sympathy weh wi ain't lending them
Punks
Chank out fi broke and nah go bending them
Punks
Beer shot we're sending them
Punks
Violator ‚ we ending them
Punks
No matter where dem dey
East west north or south
From dem open up dem mouth
And dem dis we 
Them a go catch lead in deh 
From dem a hype up
Teflon dem bite up
De whole place light up
Unuh nuh hear what me say
Come in a me town
And de whole a dem a clown
Dem a try take me crown
Nuff a dem dem a we enemy
Chop dem up fust
Eliminate dem to dust
Man a real bad man
Pass mi blunt and mi Hennessy 
Anytime you see we come around

Bossman!
Don't take bad man fi clown
Bossman!
Shot we move your head crown
Bossman!
Dis in a yuh own blood yuh drown 
Bossman! 
Bossman!
Bossman!
Bossman!
Bossman! 
Bossman! 
Bossman! 
Bossman! 

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