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Buju Banton’s Son, and Fellow Entertainers Ready for His Return to Jamaica.

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Buju Banton’s son and others are excited for his return to their homeland.

At just around 3pm Trinidad and Tobago time, one of Buju Banton’s sons, Jahazeil, ignited the flame of celebration that would engulf his father’s return to Jamaica. From as early as midday, Caribbean media houses began delivering news that Buju Banton would be freed from the Mc Rae Correctional Facility in Georgia, USA, one day earlier than expected. While there has still been no official word from any representative of the artist, Buju’s son, in his latest Instagram post, said, “#reggaemusic Ready @bujuofficial.”

His comment sparked eager sentiments from other entertainers, among them Spragga Benz and Queen Ifrica. Spragga Benz- a fellow dancehall artiste who’s come-up in the industry was just around Buju’s time, commented on Jahazeil’s post saying, “Now is the time.”

The Jamaica Observer sites a source close to Buju Banton, as saying he had been freed and would be back in Jamaica as early as tonight- December 7th. The Jamaica Gleaner said Buju had been released, as highlighted by a correctional official in the United States. Meanwhile, Jamaican media house, IRIE FM, earlier said a highly placed source told them the artiste would arrive in Jamaica on a chartered flight from the US, tomorrow.

The world has anticipated the reggae icon’s release for the past nine years. Prior to his incarceration, in his last interview, the ‘Til Shiloh’ hitmaker had expressed a sense of unease over the direction dancehall music had been headed. In an interview on the Jamaican television program, On Stage in 2016, Buju spoke of many things, among these, the fact that the youth need guidance. He also said there was great need for unity.

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Buju Signals Imminent Music Release. Teaser Suggests Artiste Remains Guarded.

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Being incarcerated for almost 10 years, for a crime one vehemently denies committing, would change a man’s life forever. Mark Myrie, the man many know and easily refer to as Buju Banton, is yet to officially speak to any media house in the aftermath of his release from US prison. Ten months ago, Buju felt freedom once again and since that time, like a bird released from a cage, the ‘Optimistic Soul’ singer has unceasingly sung – his spirit soaring most when on stage, with mic in hand.

On the weekend, Buju and a cast of other powerful Caribbean entertainers including Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons, performed for a massive crowd at Dominica’s World Creole Festival. On the heels of that, he’s unleashed a teaser video for a brand new single with Dave Kelly, one of the most successful dancehall producers in Jamaica. Kelly is known for producing Cham’s international hit, ‘Ghetto Story,’ which was later remixed by RnB hit maker, Alicia Keys. He’s also credited as the creator of the Showtime riddim- a widely popular riddim in the Caribbean. The teaser hears Buju’s vocals behind an echoing sentiment, ‘mi no trust phone,’ something that can be easily believed, considering the fact that the artist has maintained that he was entrapped ten years ago.

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THANK YOU DOMINICA . . . . 🎥 by @musictraveltour

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The latest piece of musical work will follow four singles done by Buju since his release. ‘Pay The Price’, ‘Country for Sale’, ‘Holy Ground’ and Holy Mountain, which also features Jamaica’s Sizzla Kalonji and Mavado. The latter two singles form part of DJ Khaled’s ‘Father of Asahd’ album which was released in May this year.

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Suh… mi done chat

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Tarrus Riley Gets Personal with NYC on October 1st.

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On October 1st, fans of reggae in New York City will be treated to a one of a kind event, when reggae sensation, Tarrus Riley graces the stage of the world renowned SOBs music venue where he’ll present music off his ‘Blending Life’s Experiences Musically’ EP.

Although listening sessions are a common occurrence in the music realm, Riley who recently delivered to rave reviews from both fans and music industry insiders, an unforgettable musical experience in his homeland of Jamaica, will replicate the latter in New York, according to his team at Destine Media. Simply and expertly, Tarrus replaced the typical album listening affair with a live band experience. “People can expect to have an up close and personal BLEM experience with Tarrus, who will be performing in the famous SOBs for the first time. This event with limited capacity will be a special event for NY,” said his publicist, Ronnie Tomlinson.

In an added bonus and to keep the night’s memories alive, the ticketed admission will include a copy of the coveted EP. Produced by Izy Beats, B.L.E.M (Blending Life’s Experiences Musically) offers a diverse offering of six songs inspired by the crooner’s personal situations.

“I’ve been in one of these songs at some point in my life,” Tarrus recently said.

Doors Open at 7pm.

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