Video: Beenie Man, “Hot Like Fire”

July 11, 2012

Words by Jesse Serwerโ€”

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 riddimโ€”the others being Machel Montano’s “Go Down” and Natalie Storm’s “Rock the Runway” in the wings.ย  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.