Buju  Banton

 Grammy-winning Jamaican singer released his post-prison record “Country for Sale.” The song was produced by Banton’s frequent collaborator Donovan Germain, and addresses the ways in which his native country has been negatively impacted by greed.

The song arrives about five months after Banton completed a years-long prison sentence that stemmed from a drug- and weapons-related conviction. In 2011, the 45-year-old was sentenced to 10 years behind bars for the illegal possession of a firearm and conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. Two years into his incarceration, a judge dismissed his gun charge and reduced his sentence to seven years.

“It’s truly been a long walk to freedom...but I give thanks for the outpouring of love and support over the past 9 years,” he wrote on Instagram after his release. “I look forward to seeing and thanking you all on the Long Walk to Freedom Tour.”

POPCAAN

Popcaan burn fake friends and pays homage to slain friend Unruly Shaggel in his new song “5 Bills.”

While he was on tour overseas back in December, Popcaan got the shocking news that his childhood friend, Unruly Shagel, was murdered in a home invasion at his mansion in Kingston. The news plunged the Unruly camp into mourning, but the dancehall star managed to finish the tour before returning home to bury his friend. Police have yet to make an arrest as the crime remains an unsolved case.

Since the death of Unruly Shagel, some dancehall fans have accused Popcaan of sacrificing his friend for fame. You’re free to place whatever meaning to that accusation you want. Nevertheless, the Unruly Boss is now clapping back at his critics in his conscious new single “5 Bills.”

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Popcaan burn fake friends and pays homage to slain friend Unruly Shaggel in his new song “5 Bills.”

While he was on tour overseas back in December, Popcaan got the shocking news that his childhood friend, Unruly Shagel, was murdered in a home invasion at his mansion in Kingston. The news plunged the Unruly camp into mourning, but the dancehall star managed to finish the tour before returning home to bury his friend. Police have yet to make an arrest as the crime remains an unsolved case.

Since the death of Unruly Shagel, some dancehall fans have accused Popcaan of sacrificing his friend for fame. You’re free to place whatever meaning to that accusation you want. Nevertheless, the Unruly Boss is now clapping back at his critics in his conscious new single “5 Bills.”

PETER TOSH

Peter Tosh famous Martin acoustic guitar and his Grammy awards are now up for grabs at a pawn shop.

TMZ reported that one member of the late reggae legend’s family pawn the singer’s 1987 Grammy for Best Reggae Album and one of his Martin acoustic guitars at the Dylan McDermitt of LBC Pawn in Somerville, MA.

McDermitt says that he got the Grammy for $4,000 and the guitar for $2,000. Here is the interesting part, he is now selling back the Grammy for $15,000 and the guitar for $20,000 which are of course negotiable.

Peter Tosh, who was a member of The Wailers, did not have a will when he was shot and killed in 1987. As a result his family members are still fighting over his estate.

The late reggae singer is probably turning in his grave right now.

NINJA MAN

Ninjaman continues to do his charitable work for his community even from behind bars.

Before going to prison, Ninjaman was very active in his community with a lot of charitable initiatives. So it was a big blow to his community when he was handed down a life sentence for murder in December of last year. Rather than focus his entire attention on his legal troubles, Ninjaman is instead putting on a charity event on August 17 and a number of dancehall artists will be turning out for the event.

A rep for the dancehall legend confirmed with Urban Islandz that the event called Jamboree will be a day and night event at Hyde Park football field on Hyde Park Road, Kingston 11. Ninjaman Foundation is organizing the event. Artists like Beenie Man, Tommy Lee Sparta, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Ding Dong, Capleton, Busy Signal, and more will be performing. Fans should go out and support the event.

Ras Jahknow Band

Ras Jahknow, Melbourne’s freshest Roots Reggae Band, fronted by Roots Heavyweight Ras Jahknow, blaze a new soul and sound into Reggae. Passionate vocals in English, Portuguese, and Creole weave though the culturally diverse influences of multi-instrumentalist band members. From the African island nation of Cap verde,Guinea Conakry,Sri Lanka ,Tonga,Mauritius, Malaysia to Australia, the Band embodies the vision of unity, respect and peace, built on the foundation of irresistible Reggae rhythms. 

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