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Buju Banton Asks Fans For Time To Reunite With His Loved Ones.

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Mark Myrie- Buju Banton is now a free man. He arrived in Jamaica last night to much fanfare and since that time, social media has been abuzz.

Buju stands in the Immigration area at the Norman Manley Int’l Airport, flanked by an employee and fan.

Representing Public Relations team, Destine Media, in a press statement issued, said Buju’s first desire post-release was a clean glass of water to flow through his system.

Admittedly, Buju’s journey to freedom has been a long and traumatic one. “Not only traumatizing for Buju himself, but also for his family as well, who was stripped of a father, provider and friend. But with the love and support of family, friends, and fans, he pushed through day by day,” said the media release. “He would rise at 7am and start his day with a prayer, followed by an apple, orange or ripe banana,” it went on to state.

According to the media statement, during his incarceration, Myrie stripped himself of the moniker “Buju Banton” and immersed himself into the reality that he was confronted with, by living in the now and not looking at the past. He also occupied himself with reading, meditation, and led study groups among his fellow inmates.

Destine Media explained that plans are afoot to celebrate Buju’s life and contribution to music with the Long Walk to Freedom Tour, explaining however that dates are still being finalized. It added that the first show will take place in Jamaica in Spring of 2019.

“Buju Banton‘s music makes bad people wanna do good. I really wish that he was out here. We’re missing one of our messengers, ya know? This is me speaking from the heart. We need people like him out here.”

– BERES HAMMOND 

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Youths Spiraling Out of Control in Trinidad and Tobago. RKG Stands Up.

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As the crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago continues to leave many on the twin island with a bitter taste in their mouths, another local artiste has stood up in protest, using his platform to draw attention to the problem. RKG’s new single, ‘Flatline’ comes on the heels of a recently released track by Gospel singer, Jaron Nurse, that deals with the same issue of crime.

Drug abuse and gang warfare are plaguing the country. RKG says he had been in studio, prepared to lay the vocals for another ladies anthem when something struck him. “I suddenly felt like I needed to contribute something positive,” he said in a chat with EBUZZTT. The song speaks about a young man who got caught up with guns and was murdered. The second verse speaks about a young woman who got caught up with a gangster. She also died. The track’s message deals with the inevitable consequences that face people who choose negative lifestyles.

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Beenie Man to Hit South Trinidad Stage Tonight.

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Beenie Man is a dancehall legend in these parts. The King of the Dancehall is in Trinidad for what’s expected to be quite a show when he hits the stage at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, South Trinidad later this evening.

Beenie, who recently fathered a baby girl with partner, Krystal Tomlinson, last performed in Trinidad and Tobago at Fully Loaded in May 2017. Months prior, he performed at Machel Monday to an eager crowd of Soca and dancehall music lovers. Beenie Man remains a dancehall heavyweight with timeless dancehall tracks like, “Sim Simma,” “Who Am I”, “Murderer”, “King of the Dancehall” and countless others.

Beenie Man with his new daughter.

For months, the Freedom concert has been advertised in T&T, many eager to be a part of the excitement. The cast of veteran hit makers like Super Cat, Sanchez, Cutty Ranks and Beenie, along with top notch DJs in Trinidad and Tobago, like Dr. Hyde and Howie Tee has enthused many who’ve been yearning for a taste of the Golden years, when, as many argue, music was good!

Gates open at 9pm this evening at the Brian Lara Stadium with the show set to end at 4am. For further info, visit Freedom The Concert on Instagram.

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