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Despite Global Restrictions, Reggae’s Buju Banton Is Having a Fantastic Year.

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He may not be able to travel or even sell out an arena at home in Jamaica right now, but for what it’s worth, reggae icon, Mark Myrie, the artiste known world over as Buju Banton, is having a favourable year.

The artist’s Upside Down 2020 album, released on June 26th, debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts. Its songs have penetrated the souls of fans worldwide already – hit singles like, ‘Buried Alive’ and ‘Helping Hand’ emphasising the need for positive, sound musical lyrics, in a world that presently seems to be drowning in negativity.

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In a recent interview on New York radio station, Power105.1FM, with hosts of the Breakfast Club, Buju noted that music had over time, lost its potency. “My thing is, as a young man coming up, our music, somehow through the passage and pages of time, lost that potency to illicit certain emotions in people- not violent, but certainly that spiritual essence that we all have inside of us. I’ve been laid dormant and they’re doing everything in their power to kill it,” he said, adding, “we are the most spiritual people that walk on the face of the earth. I’m not taking anything from nobody, but Africa is where God loves to be and when we emerge with our music, we don’t always emerge to put our hands in people’s pocket. We emerge with our music to also touch the minds, the hearts – to illicit that little pearl inside of us that everyone is trying to destroy with hate, malice, contempt, greed, jealousy and all the negative energies you can ascribe to the devil,” said the entertainer.

Myrie, calmly continued to educate the hosts saying that when he first entered the music scene in the United States, he immediately realised that that country was no longer welcoming to people being uplifted. He said there was a gangster culture being perpetrated and he knew then, that the end result would be “to send all these young men to prison.”

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Buju Banton Rebels. Tells The World “Masks Nuh Made For Man.”

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Amid unprecedented upheaval over the present state of global economies and intense pressure on healthcare systems worldwide, mass deaths and a mandate by the World Health Organisation for world leaders to remove Covid-19 restrictions, well loved, reggae artist Buju Banton has broken his silence.

Buju, in three very honest social media posts on Wednesday, told the world that he is done with Covid-19, suggesting that it has been a plan all along. Known for his vocal stance against injustice whether via his music or perfectly articulated epressions, Buju who continues to enjoy his freedom following years of incarceration in the United States between 2009 and 2018, said, “We are tired of you intellectual fools trying to tell us how to live our lives. If you are so smart why haven’t you found the cure for cancer?”

The entertainer’s outbursts come one day after a video for the remix of Koffee’s single “Pressure,” on which his powerful, raspy vocals are featured, was uploaded to YouTube.

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Buju, Koffee Among Over 100 Artistes Featured on FIFA 21 Soundtrack.

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Iconic and consistently relevant, so much so that his music is featured on the FIFA 21 soundtrack, which premiered on Monday on all streaming platforms. Reggae hit maker, Buju Banton’s single, “Unity” from his 2020 album, ‘Upside Down 2020″ sits comfortably on the main soundtrack of the gaming experience which will be available to play from October 9th for Xbox, Playstation and PC.

Also on the soundtrack are Koffee, Govana and producer Rvssian. The mix features more than 100 artists from 23 countries, inclusive of Saweetie, Sia, Nigerian singers, Fireboy DML, and Australian sensation Chløë Black. 

Fans will be able to listen to the VOLTA FOOTBALL soundtrack while playing other modes, and have the option to enable both sets of tracks across all menus.

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