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Buju Banton

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Buju Banton News

Buju Banton to appeal drug conviction

Reggae star to try and overturn 10-year jail sentence

  • Dec 18, 2011

Buju Banton receives 10 year prison sentence for cocaine trafficking

But reggae star’s attorney says his client will appeal his sentence

  • Jun 24, 2011

Buju Banton facing 15 years in prison following cocaine charge

Reggae star found guilty on three charges relating to cocaine deal

  • Feb 23, 2011

Buju Banton pleads not guilty to drug charge

Reggae musician enters plea in Florida

  • Jan 9, 2010

City to outlaw 'murder music'

Music inciting hatred towards minorities to be outlawed

  • Dec 5, 2007

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Buju Banton Music Videos

"Optimistic Soul" Play Video

"Optimistic Soul"

Watch the official "Optimistic Soul" video by Buju Banton in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

"Nothing" Play Video

"Nothing"

Watch the official "Nothing" video by Buju Banton in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

"Magic City" Play Video

"Magic City"

Watch the official "Magic City" video by Buju Banton in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

"Driver A" Play Video

"Driver A"

Watch the official "Driver A" video by Buju Banton in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

"Cowboys and Curfew" ft. New Kidz Play Video

"Cowboys and Curfew" ft. New Kidz

Watch the official "Cowboys and Curfew" ft. New Kidz video by Buju Banton in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Buju Banton Reviews

Unchained Spirit

Unchained Spirit

He's wimped out and sold out, but for once in his life, it seems that [B]Banton[/B] really means well.

  • Sep 1, 2000

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Buju Banton Biography

Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie 15 July 1973) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. Banton has recorded pop and dance songs, as well as songs dealing with sociopolitical topics.

He released early dancehall singles in 1991, but came to prominence in 1992 with two albums, including Mr. Mention, which became the best-selling album in Jamaican history upon its release. Banton signed with major label Mercury Records and released Voice of Jamaica the following year. By the mid-1990s, Banton had converted to the Rastafari faith, and his music undertook a more spiritual tone. His 2010 album Before the Dawn won Best Reggae Album at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.

Banton gained international notoriety early on in his career for the anti-gay track "Boom Bye Bye", as well as for his 2009 arrest and conviction in the United States on drug conspiracy and firearms charges, for which he is currently serving a ten-year federal prison sentence. He is scheduled to be released January 2019.

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