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CONGRATULATIONS BUJU

Buju Banton won the Grammy Award for his album ”Before the Dawn”. The album won, Best Reggae Album for 2010. In light of the struggles Buju faces with his upcoming re-trial and additional charges this award could not have come at a better time. Congratulations!

30 Responses to CONGRATULATIONS BUJU

  • Socialite says:

    Congrats gargamel!!!

  • Maniac says:

    Woieeeee, Big up Gargamel
    CONGRATULASHANS!!!!!
    I’m hoping fa di bess for tomoro.

  • Kurve says:

    Yea,congratulation Buju- Jah blessings on you always

  • Kunta says:

    Congratulations Buju Banton!!!! You are most deserving of this award. It was WAAAAAAAAAY overdue.

    Wish you God’s Blessing with your case. YOU WILL BE ACQUITED. GOD NAH SLEEP.

  • Yes Big Up Buju da Boss congratulations its ben long over due ……. Yes Kunta i hope he is Acquitted too….. dem added 2 more charges to the first 2 dem know dem cant win so dem add more to make it harder for da boss

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    By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press – Sun Feb 13, 10:56 am ET
    MIAMI – Buju Banton checked out some cocaine, put some on his finger and tasted it — all of it caught on law enforcement video inside a Florida warehouse. Now he has another chance to explain why.
    The Grammy-nominated singer’s second trial is scheduled to begin Monday with jury selection, five months after a previous jury hung on federal drug trafficking charges that could put him in prison for life.
    Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, claims he was entrapped by a confidential informant and got in over his head while trying to impress the man, who implied he could help Banton’s music career. The U.S. government says Banton conspired with two associates to buy a shipment of cocaine from an undercover officer.
    The two other men pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with investigators. Their sentencing hearings are scheduled next month.
    Banton, 37, was arrested in December 2009 at his Miami-area home.
    He remained in custody until November, when another Jamaican singer, Stephen Marley, reggae legend Bob Marley’s son, posted his South Florida home as bond. Banton has been on house arrest except for a Miami concert last month to raise money for legal expenses.
    Federal prosecutors initially charged Banton with drug conspiracy and gun charges, and in November added two more drug-related charges.
    “Buju is not guilty. The number of charges doesn’t change that,” Banton’s attorney, David Markus, said in an e-mail. “The prosecution wasn’t happy with the first trial, so now it is trying to throw as many charges against the wall in the hopes something sticks.”
    Markus has argued the singer, who rose from the slums of Kingston to massive success in the 1990s, was a victim of entrapment by an informant who’s been paid $3.3 million for working with law enforcement over several years.
    During his first trial, the Rastafarian singer, his long dreadlocks tied in a braid, testifed that he talked a lot about cocaine with the informant, Alexander Johnson. But he said he was only trying to impress the man, who claimed to have music industry connections. He said he had no interest in buying or selling drugs.
    “I talk too much, but I am not a drug dealer,” Banton said on the stand.
    In excerpts from their recorded conversations from July 2009 through December 2009 that were played for the jury, the husky-voiced singer told Johnson that he financed drug deals and that he wanted to sell drugs in Europe, buy drugs from the Caribbean and South America, and use Johnson’s boat to transport drugs. The men met on a trans-Atlantic flight at the end of Banton’s European tour for his album “Rasta Got Soul.”
    Assistant U.S. Attorney James Preston argued Banton’s conversations with the informant put the conspiracy into motion. Banton testified that he never wanted nor expected Johnson to set up a cocaine deal, despite what he said in the recordings.
    Johnson testified that he surprised Banton with cocaine at an undercover police warehouse in Sarasota on Dec. 8, 2009. Surveillance video shows Banton tasting the drugs.
    The singer was not present two days later when his two associates, Ian Thomas and James Mack, were caught on video trying to buy the drugs at the warehouse.
    Banton’s 2010 album “Before the Dawn” is nominated for a Grammy award Sunday night. The album’s 10 songs were recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, before Banton’s arrest. The singer worked with producers and engineers over the phone from jail to finish the album before its September release.
    In an e-mail from his manager, Banton thanked his fans for their support and celebrated his fifth Grammy nomination.
    “‘Before The Dawn’ is a prophetic album and if it happens to win I am grateful,” Banton said. “If it doesn’t, I still say thanks for the appreciation and the recognition because music is an art form that cannot be denied by any living soul. Music is my life.”
    In Jamaica, some fans have theorized Banton was framed by the U.S. government or gay activists who have protested violent, homophobic lyrics from early in Banton’s career as a brash dancehall singer. Shows in several U.S. cities were canceled on his 2009 tour because of the protests.
    Banton jabbed at his detractors during his Jan. 16 performance in Miami, referencing one of his controversial songs and the messiah of his Rastafarian faith.
    He said: “Why they want to see Buju Banton cry? Is it because I said ‘Boom Bye Bye’? Is it because I say Selassie I? Is it because I’m black and not shy?”

  • Anont says:

    wow, congrats buju, de album sell awfffff another buju materpiece

  • real says:

    THEY SAY THAT WE ARE DOT ON THE MAP ….BUT JUST LIKE A PERIOD A WE COMPLETE EVERY DAMN TING ….BIG UP JAMAICA

  • SWEET says:

    BIG UP BUJU AND HEART FELT CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GRAMMY WIN… NOW IT’S TIME TO WIN THE CASE.. DEM CYAAN KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN…. :2thumbup

  • simplicity says:

    congratulations buju banton well deserved.

  • they havent announced the winner yet? grammys havent even sttarted

  • Met says:
  • Ras says:

    Go baby dem cant stop we long celebration this weekend

  • bev says:

    nite nite jmg anonttttttttttttttttttttt

  • Met says:

    bevvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

  • bev says:

    all i have to say jah jah never fail him yet them can keep a ggod man down

  • bev says:

    @met wats up a so u go hard fi the weekend lol u dash the suss out and me miss them me a caught up wat me miss

  • Met says:

    bev not meeeeeeeeeee lol

  • yea congratz buju freedom is a most

  • SLLIMZ says:

    MET a everyday me listen to BUJU album u nuh, me and mi hubby LOVE it, a di first album me can listen to all day and get a upliftment all pan di voicemail tune end up. BUJU BANTON YOUR SOUL WAS POURED INTO THIS ALBUM YOU ARE WELL DESERVING OF THE GRAMMY U WERE AWARDED. CONGRATULATIONS. MET YUH EVA LISTEN TUH IT?

  • god a god met correction on top

  • Met says:

    not the whole album brb mi a ded wid laugh yah brb

  • danhai skeng says:

    big up to BUJU

    Pss unuh memba fi remind RAGA tomarow fi bbuss what ever him did promise
    cuz a the middle of the month

  • Kunta says:

    Juss SI DE GRAMMY RECOGNISE GREGORY ISAACS PASSING. VERY NICE OF DE GRAMMYS.

    RIP GREGORY.

  • Met says:

    kunta u si whey mi seh? 2gran seh people nuh want him video party n ray tay

  • big up buju ……..weh part the 2 video gone met? n how u nuh rinse out the excitement weh a gwaan a queens….met popular people pan here breed a gyal and is not wifey him breed…is months now me a wait fi u rinse the story ome queens people come talk up unu send in the story

  • MIHOLDHIM says:

    CONGRATS BUJU!! GLAD FE HEAR SEH SOMETHING GREAT A GWAAN FE U DESPITE YOUR TRIALS. KEEP U HEAD UP AND KEEP THE FAITH.

  • kgn13 says:

    brap brap!!!!!

  • yes buju…dem cyann stop you..GOD deh pon u side

  • bigbutt (small waist) says:

    Good Evening Met and Metters!
    Big up Gargamel…yea I hope this is the beginning of good news. Love you Buju and you are in our prayers during your new trial…

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