Art and Life

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Art and Life
Art and Life (Beenie Man album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 11, 2000
GenreReggae fusion, Dancehall, Reggae
Length70:14
LabelVirgin
ProducerSalaam Remi, Tony Kelly, The Neptunes
Beenie Man chronology
Y2K
(1999)
Art and Life
(2000)
Youth Quake
(2001)

Art and Life is the twelfth studio album by dancehall deejay Beenie Man, released on July 11, 2000. He garnered commercial success in the States with this album, with the help of the reggae fusion hit single "Girls dem Sugar". It marked one of the first successful reggae fusion albums from a dancehall artist.

It received the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2001.[1] It sold more than 400,000 copies.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [3]
RapReviews(8/10) [4]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars [5]

Art and Life received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 8 reviews.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Haters and Fools"
  2. "Ola" - featuring Steve Perry of the Cherry Poppin' Daddies
  3. "Love Me Now (Rockwilder Remix)" - featuring Redman and Wyclef Jean
  4. "Girls Dem Sugar" - featuring Mýa
  5. "Crazy Notion"
  6. "Original Tune"
  7. "Jamaica Way" - featuring Kelis
  8. "Love Me Now" - featuring Wyclef Jean
  9. "Art and Life"
  10. "Analyze This"
  11. "Heights of Great Men"
  12. "9 to 5"
  13. "Trus Me"
  14. "Tumble (La Caida)"
  15. "Some Tonight"
  16. "The Best That I Got"
  17. "I've Got a Date"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 68
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 18
U.S. Billboard Top Reggae Albums 1

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