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Dancehaller Beenie Man’s “Who Am I” single crossed over and spiced up the rotations of WKYS and WPGC this spring with its lost-keys lyrical allusion to Missy Elliot and its minimalist musical programming which married dub-reggae knob-twirling with Timbaland-like Morse code beats. Included on his Many Moods of Moses, “Who Am I” is the most successful cut on a CD which includes a country tune recorded in Nashville, soul cover “Heaven on Earth,” an adaptation of Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative,” and collaborations with Sly & Robbie and Lady Saw. A nimble-tongued motormouth on much of the disc, the former Moses Davis is most impressive on the aforementioned experiments, when he varies the tempos and adds a lilt to his jackhammer toasting. At 10 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. $30. (301) 422-1728. (Steve Kiviat)