by Jodee Brown
Rife speculation persisted that Busy could appear on STING’s lineup when the show takes place on December 26 (Boxing Day) in Portmore, the self-professed Hotheadpleased his legions of hardcore Dancehall fans by announcing his intention to appear atJamworld. The decision was confirmed in a video message by Busy Signal which aired during the official STING 2012 launch on Wednesday night.
It will be Busy Signal’s first liv performance in Jamaica since 2008 and sees the highly-acclaimed entertainer join a star-studded lineup that includes Mavado, Popcaan, Da’Ville, Romain Virgo, Gyptian, Etana, I-Wayne, Khago, Aidonia, Tony Matterhorn, Tommy Lee and Ninja Man. The officialSTING poster features Busy and the full lineup of artists was also released at the launch.
Meanwhile, Busy Signal has shown little rust musically since his comeback, dropping a slew of new material as he re-asserts himself within the music scene. Songs such as Come Shock Out and Tink Man a Idiothave already been met with positive receptions from fans as he speaks to his experiences while serving a six month sentence in a Minnesota penitentiary on a charge of absconding bail.
He followed that up with Jailhouse Nuh Nice, Bout It, Defense and Jail Juice, all recorded within the last two weeks.
Busy isn’t stopping there as he’s currently working with producers such as Downsound Records, Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor along with hisPenthouse Records and Jukeboxx Productions teams. Also, the popular entertainer will know whether his Reggae Music Again album will make the final nominations list for the Best Reggae Album Grammy award when it is announced on December 5 in Los Angeles.