Video: Beenie Man, “Hot Like Fire”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Dre Skull and Mixpak Records aren’t playing around when it comes to hyping this summer’s Loudspeaker riddim. Just a week after releasing the first video, for Popcaan’s “The System,” from the riddim, already they’ve got a second for us, in Beenie Man’s “Hot Like Fire.” In fact, Dre has suggested that there may be videos for each of the four songs from the riddim—the others being Machel Montano’s “Go Down” and Natalie Storm’s “Rock the Runway” in the wings.  Along with the usual Kingston visuals, “Hot Like Fire” also takes us to a side of Kingston (or more specifically the villages on its outskirts) we can’t ever recall seeing in a dancehall video before: a bauxite mine.