Though any hopes of an early exit from federal prison in the United States have been all but quashed, Grammy-winning singjay, Buju Banton continues to find ways to keep himself busy as he serves the final three-and-a-half years of his 10-year sentence on drug charges.
The singer, who is currently housed at a facility in Georgia has been pursuing a Master’s degree while behind bars. However, still passionate about his first love, Buju was recently pictured performing with a small band for fellow prisoners. A Jamaican flag can be seen in the picture, which made the rounds on social media this past weekend.
These visuals brought a smile on the faces of his fans, including on this supporters’ page, who have been dreaming of his return to the music scene for some time. Fellow entertainer, Bounty Killer also weighed in on the picture on his official Instagram page with the message, “BUJU BANTON Performing live last week inside the facility keeping the spirit alive blessings goes out to him and his family the Jamaican flag visual too patriotic #FreeBuju and #GiveKartelhisappeal #freedomisamust”
While in prison, Buju song releases have been few and far between, unlike fellow incarcerated Jamaican musician, Vybz Kartel. Penthouse Records producer/CEO, Donovan Germain recently revealed that his label is holding on to a lot of material the entertainer recorded prior to his legal troubles as a measure of quality control, ensuring fans only get the best of the legendary artist.
Buju recently waived all rights to appeal his conviction on drug charges after law enforcement officials warned that a gun charge that was previously thrown out during his sentencing would be reinstated had he gone through with it.
The house-inspired remix of Omi’s smash hit, Cheerleader continues to build steam on the Billboard Hot 100, on the verge of history as it has reached number two on the chart.
Cheerleader has been steadily climbing the chart since the spring when it first appeared at 95 in May before jumping all the way up to number 11 just a month later. Hailed recently as the ‘song of the summer dark horse’ by Billboard.com, the Felix-Jaehn produced remix of Omi’s track only trails Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again (feat. Charlie Rush) on the chart.
If Omi can overtake Wiz at the top spot, he’d be the first Jamaican act to achieve such a feat since Sean Paul in 2006 with Temperature.
Cheerleader’s fast rise on the U.S. charts follows its strong run in other countries, topping charts in Australia, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.
The Felix-Jaehn remix of Cheerleader was released in 2014, nearly three years after the original version of the song was released.
Fresh Cut De Mayor kicks off the summer sun season with SOCA REGGAELUTION #REWIND edition! From the latest Soca & Reggae to the greatest throwback tunes, there was a NICE VIBES FOR ALL to enjoy. Now you can enjoy this dynamic collection of visuals from the legendary SOCA REGGAELUTION event series. And after you watch this video once, take a few minutes and Rewind De Ting! Brought to you by DeMayorTV. SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE! #DEMAYORTV
Fresh Cut De Mayor’s Official Birthday Celebration along with a gang of Pisces and Aries hit The Vue in mid-March and it was truly a #Milestone celebration! A variety of champaign bottles, hard liquor and birthday cakes were brandished throughout the venue by Milestoners and their good friends as they moved their waist-lines to the sounds of Champion Squad, Fresh Cut De Mayor, Suppa Natty, DJ Jeff and others. #DeMayorTv presents your official chance to enjoy and re-live this memorable Milestone event. And if you missed it, click ‘play’ to sail through one VIP booth after another and get crunked up.
TorontoDeejays.com offers a big CONGRATULATIONS to Toronto based, Penthouse recording artist EXCO LEVI for snatching his 4th consecutive JUNO Award yesterday for Reggae Recording of the Year #WelcomeTheKing
Fans, friends and media personnel filled North-Toronto’s Luxy Nightclub last month to witness 2015Juno nominees, Kirk Diamond and Bob Da Builda perform their hit song, “Love Inna We Heart“.
It was the Official Music Video Release Party for “Love Inna We Heart“ sponsored by Rebel Vibez, Fluxx Sundays, MPR Consulting and others. The night was covered by Toronto’s Top media outlets including CHRY, 410 Links, and TorontoDeejays.com. The Don Dem crew would like to thank all who attended the event and have been supporting their music in general.
Greetings from many new faces has shown them that they have growing fan base and Don Dem are committed to keep putting out great music for all fans to enjoy.
Watch the Music Video Release Party recap here and check out the official music video for “Love Inna We Heart”here.
The Crew will be PERFORMING LIVE at JUNO FEST 2015 in Hamilton on Friday March 13. See flyer below for more info:
Purchase and download your copy of “Love Inna We Heart” on the Galang Riddim produced by Galang Records on iTunes: http://goo.gl/TiIXHh
It’s 2015 and Fresh Cut De Mayor delivers the year’s first SOCA REGGAELUTION to heat up the city of Toronto. With the hottest Soca-Reggae CD on the street and an unforgettable event at The Vue, there is little mystery as to why the venue felt like summer never ended once you stepped in from the bitter -40 degrees outside. Enjoy this video recap of SOCA REGGAELUTION XXVI featuring Toronto’s finest DJs, brought to you by DE MAYOR TV.
Suppa Natty’s 8th Annual Birthday Bash: CAPRICORN SPLASH flooded the Oshawa Music Hall with waves of great music by some of GTA’s top DJs. From Hiphop to Reggae, old to new, the hot sounds made it easy to forget the cold night on the outside. The evening was turned up with live permances by Skibu, Korexion, Kafinal, and the headliner: Kranium. The Nobody Has To Know Tour was in full effect once he grabbed the microphone, and the ladies melted like a chocolate bar on the beach. Once he started performing his hit song, “Nobody Has To Know” the ladies came on stage one by one and it was more like sex-on-the-beach.
Bob Marley, the icon and King of Reggae would have celebrated his 70th birthday today. In the year that marks the end of his second life-time through music (35 years), Bob Marley’s influence continues to grow with no sign of slowing down. His music and legacy have prompted even the Mayor of Toronto, John Tory to officially proclaim February 6th, 2015 as Bob Marley Day!
The Mayor eloquently writes, “…we honour the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace.”
“Love Inna We Heart” spent a total of 19 weeks on the Canadian Reggae charts on the award winning Rebel Vibez radio show (CHRY 105.5FM) and the last 8 of those being in the #1 spot which vaults it as an official “HIT“.
Since Kirk Diamond & Bob Da Builda received a Juno Nomination for the HIT single “Love Inna We Heart” there has been cause for a BIG celebration.
The Fluxx Sundays team welcomes DON DEM to officially release the video to fans and invites everyone to join them inside LuxyNightclub, 60 Interchange Way, Vaughan this Sunday February 8th, 2015
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