Who Am I: The Untold Story of Dancehall’s King Hits North America
…From living on the streets and sleeping in the neighborhood gutter, the boys seldom changed; their clothes would be filthy, their skin dirty, and their hair caked with grime. But out there they were free. No rules. No whippings. And the freedom to wander rom one community sound system to the next, singing and deejaying to small gatherings.
Earlier, they had elicited rousing ovations from the small crowd gathered at the General Hi-Power spot on Sandy Lane. Among those bowled over were Reggie and Steve.
The only thing the boys knew about Reggie and Steve were that they were visitors from Ewarton in rural St. Catherine, and soon after they met and had their first conversation with the two men, Beenie Man and Little Kirk vanished without a trace…
“Infectious and daring, like a wicked Dancehall ‘choon’ about to blow up the charts...” is how Klive Walker, author ofDubwise: Reasoning from the Reggae Underground, describes Wray’s work.Pat Meschino, contributing writer to Billboard Magazine states that WHO AM I is “essential reading for anyone who wants a greater understanding of Dancehall’s most dazzling performer…Milton Wray colorfully details Beenie Man’s life, professional triumphs and tragedies, his sheer determination and unrestrained talent…“
Great House Books’ WHO AM I: The Untold Story of Beenie Man by Milton Wray (ISBN: 978-976-95199-3-0) is currently available at VP Records stores and through A&B Distribution in New York. To purchase the book contact, VP Records at 718-425-1100 or visit Amazon.