Dude

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About Dude

"Dude" is the first single by Jamaican musician Beenie Man from his sixteenth studio album, Back to Basics. It features Ms. Thing and was produced and written by Dave Kelly. The song is enhanced by the use of a vocoder and is on the Fiesta riddim. "Dude" became a top-forty hit in Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. The music video uses the remix of the song, which features Shawnna.


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You want a proper fix, call me, 
You want to get your kicks, call me
You want your G's fixed, call me, 
Mi have the remix, call me
From di odda day it's like a play some bwoy a play
Mi hear di girls callin' mi 
Hear di girls bawlin' mi hear di girls cryin' out
She seh Beenie

I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man

Gal, if yuh love holla at mi one time (Hey!)
Holla at mi if yuh waan di wickedest wine
I know It's been awhile but baby neva mind
Cause tonight tonight mi a gi yuh di whole nine (Hey!)
Yo! satisfaction a every girl dream
Mi love fi put it on when dem wiggle and scream (Hey!)
Well, mi get a call from sexy Maxine
She left a message pon mi answering machine she seh Beenie

I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man

She waan a man fi put har inna trance
A man who know fi tun har round and mek she belly dance
Rudebwoy lovin' wid a little romance
She waan to get wild but she neva had a chance
When, she seh she neva had it so deep
So right now I'm di man she definitely wanna keep
Har ex bwoyfriend use to come and drop asleep
Dat's why when mi pager start beep she seh Beenie

I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man

You heard what she preferred,
She waan a man weh mek she fly like a bird
She waan a real man she don't waan nuh nerd
She waan yuh gi har it good mark mi word
I'm not a perv but mi mek she serv, 
She waan di rockula well until it curve
Har ex bwoyfriend ain't got di nerve
Have har a wait and she nah get served, 
So she seh Beenie

I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man

Gal, if yuh love holla at mi one time (Hey!)
Holla at mi if yuh waan di wickedest wine
I know It's been awhile but baby neva mind
Cause tonight tonight mi a gi yuh di whole nine (Hey!)
Yo! satisfaction a every girl dream
Mi love fi put it on when dem wiggle and scream (Hey!)
Well, mi get a call from sexy Maxine
She left a message pon mi answering machine she seh Beenie

I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man

She waan a man fi put har inna trance
A man who know fi tun har round and mek she belly dance
Rudebwoy lovin wid a little romance
She waan to get wild but she neva had a chance
When, she seh she neva had it so deep
So right now I'm di man she definetly wanna keep
Har ex bwoyfriend use to come and drop asleep
Dat's why when mi pager start beep she seh Beenie

I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three holla man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam, 
I need a one, two, three holla man
I want a dude who will do me in his van, 
A thug that can handle his biz like a man

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Beenie Man

Anthony Moses Davis (August 22, 1973), better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a Grammy award winning Jamaican reggae artist. He is the self-proclaimed "King of the Dancehall". more »

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Written by: SEBASTIAN IMBIEROWICZ, DAVE KELLY

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10 facts about this song

Artist Background
"Dude" is a song by Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man, featuring American rapper Shawnna. Beenie Man, whose real name is Anthony Moses Davis, has been a prominent figure in the reggae and dancehall music scene since the 1980s.
Album Information
"Dude" was the first single from Beenie Man's album, "Back to Basics." Released in July 2004, this album became his second project with Virgin Records.
Chart Success
The remix version of "Dude" which features American Rapper, Ms. Thing, reached number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 7 in the UK Singles Chart.
Song Creators
The song was produced by Dave Kelly, a well-known Jamaican producer, who has also worked with various other acclaimed artists in the dancehall scene.
Unique Style
"Dude" is particularly known for its interweaving of reggae rhythms with hip hop elements, reflecting Beenie Man's ability to diversify his sound and appeal to a broader audience.
Criticism
Despite its commercial success, "Dude" received some criticism due to its explicit content and was deemed as being particularly controversial in some circles.
Music Video
The music video for "Dude" was directed by Little X, a noted music video director who also directed videos for multiple hip hop and R&B artists like Usher, Kanye West, and Drake.
Song Theme
"Dude" is a dance-driven track which embraces and celebrates attraction and flirtation between men and women.
Awards
In 2004, "Dude" was nominated for the Source Award for Dancehall/Reggae Artist or Collabo of the year.
Record Sales
The "Back to Basics" album, which features "Dude," managed to sell over 20,000 copies in its first week of release, demonstrating the popularity of Beenie Man's music during that period.

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