Busy Signal Buju Banton Vybz Kartel albums

Free Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel, and Buju Banton

Busy Signal Buju Banton Vybz Kartel albums

Three of the greatest voices of Jamaica are in jail. Buju Banton is serving time for drug charges; Busy Signal is next facing a bid if convicted in the US, and Vybz Kartel is incarcerated for his connection in a murder case. Their demons aside, collectively they have been ambassadors of dancehall music crossing over in to the mainstream. Drake, Diplo, and DJ Khaled’s recent tweets have stirred the pot for public cries for their release. Outlaws in life, and rebels in music, it’s only a matter of time before Free Busy Signal, Free Vybz Kartel and Free Buju Banton tees become campaigns fans get behind. Catch up on how these three key figures are maintaining their presence even in their absence.

Kingstontown Remix Busy Signal Damian Jr. Gong Marley

STREAM: Busy Signal feat. Damian Marley “Kingston Town” Remix (prod. Shane C. Brown)

Statement from Busy Signal regarding his arrest.

“I have never admitted that I was involved in any drug deal or drug arrangement. I waived my rights to an extradition trial here in Jamaica, so that I can return to the US to face a charge of absconding bail ONLY. This incident took place ten (10) years ago before I even considered becoming an artiste.

As you can understand, this is a difficult time for me, however during my time away, my fans will not be left with a void – there are several unreleased tracks that will definitely keep you “busy” until my return.”

Dancehall hits tend to spawn their own viral crazes, from Tony Matterhorn’s “Dutty Wine,” now to Vybz Kartel’s “Bubble Hard” becoming a tune inspiring new styles of choreography. But while Kartel’s current hit is a viral success, the next wave of talent lies in his protegé Popcaan who scored a spot on the Reggae Gold 2012 compilation, in stores June 26 (along with Busy and Jr. Gong’s “Kingston Town” Remix). Bump it below.

VP Records will deliver the next best of Buju compilation this year. It will bridge the 11 year gap since one of their most definitive collections of Buju’s early years from ’90-’95.

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