Ace reggae and dance hall artiste, Buju Banton gets signed unto Jay-Z’s record label.
This is a timely blessing for the ex convict barely a year after serving his term in prison.
The new Roc natIion signee, Buju is the second reggae artist on the record label, he follows Damian Marley.
He explained how he got the deal “The connection was born from my association with the great queen, Miss Rihanna herself,” Banton told Rolling Stone about how he signed his Roc Nation deal.
“A good guy who works with him, Omar Grant,” who is co-chair of Roc Nation, “we started working together on small things and the idea [to collaborate] was born”.Speaking about his new music video “Steppa”, where he plays the role of a peacekeeper, Banton said;“A certain culture has a life of its own and has become a monster,” Banton told Rolling Stone.
“Things are not like before: crime and violence, the gap between the rich and the poor. Is it not always my role to bring a civility and a conscience to human existence, to music? I did not change. “
The dance hall artiste, who served a 7 years jail sentence for intent to distribute cocaine was released in December 2018.