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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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Machel’s Melee Cruise Offering Refunds, but Date Moved to 2022.

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Machel Montano’s proving to be a stand up guy. You know how some companies hate giving refunds?…well, seems like the Monk and his cohorts at Tribe Carnival, understanding of the current climate, and the global economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, are extending an olive branch to fetters.

In a YouTube message posted last week, Machel is heard explaining why the inaugural Melee cruise, which was originally carded to sail in May 2021, has been pushed back.

He said plans are still ongoing, but explained that for those who have been strongly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing them to reconsider sailing with the Melee family, refunds would be afforded.

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5 Reasons Shenseea, Tarrus Collab Has Racked up 4.5 Million Views.

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In one week, “Lighter” by Jamaican duo, Tarrus Riley and Shenseea, has amassed 4.5 million views on VEVO. The song is now an anthem. Last month, in a virtual chat with global media, Tarrus expressed immense excitement about the single as he gave a sneak peak into his 2020 album, “Healing.” His excitement was undeniably warranted. The song is a hit.

In the past week, blogs, social media pages and streaming platforms have ignited as fans express their love of the song, some accepting Shenseea’s challenge to emulate her chord stretching chorus vocals. Even fellow Jamaican hit maker, Protoje gave it a go!

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