Queen B features 'Skatta's' Coolie Dance on her Renaissance World Tour
Beyonce onstage in New Jersey

Record producer and music executive Cordel "Skatta" Burrell is in celebratory spirits after his Coolie Dance Rhythm was featured on Beyoncé's ongoing Renaissance World Tour.

Skatta took to Instagram on Tuesday to express gratitude for the achievement, while giving insight into the beat that was created over two decades ago.

"Great music can never be silenced. Respect to the Queen of Music @beyonce who chose music I own and created to be part of her #RenaissanceWorldTour," he wrote.

"This adds to many accolades I continue to garner from my works. I created this beat in 2002 wit headphones on my MPC2000 on a NY trip in my friend @chapschaps [Oneil "Chaps" Webb] living room in Yonkers. #cooliedance."

He also shared clips of the moment which saw international sensation Beyoncé, as well as her backup dancers, performing a routine to Nina Sky's Move Ya Body which is featured on the rhythm.

Other artistes who were featured on the rhythm include Elephant Man, Bounty Killer, Wayne Marshall, Vybz Kartel, Sizzla, T.O.K, and Predator.

Beyoncé has continually dabbled in dancehall culture throughout the years. Her 16-track Renaissance album, released in July 2022, featured collaborations with iconic singer Grace Jones and Tyshane "Beam" Thompson, son of veteran dancehall gospel deejay Papa San.

Nigerian singer Tems was also featured on the project, which was released via Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment label and Columbia Records.

Jones and Tems are featured on the track Move, while Beam is featured on Energy, which was co-produced by Skrillex.

Skrillex is best known for producing the hit Make it Bun Dem featuring Damian Marley.

In 2003 Beyonce teamed up with dancehall star Sean Paul for the mega hit, Baby Boy, off her Dangerously In Love album, while Mr Vegas is featured on the remix of her Standing in the Sun single, which was featured on her 2014 box set Beyonce: Platinum Edition.

The Renaissance World Tour will make stops at more than 40 cities, including London, Paris, Barcelona, and Toronto before wrapping up the tour on September 27 in New Orleans.

Cordel "Skatta" Burrell
Cordel "Skatta" Burrell
BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer entertainment@jamaicaobserver.com

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