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ravenRAWRRR 11-11-2010 05:13 PM

Buju Banton anyone?
 
lets get some oppinions on buju banton. i think he's amazing :)

ravenRAWRRR 11-14-2010 12:30 AM

appauling that this got no responses. he's one of the best reggae artists ever :/

ilovemuzik 03-27-2014 08:47 PM

Whether or not you're still active on this forum - or care to carry on this discussion (from four years ago), I too think it's amazing that this thread got no responses. Buju was and still is a talented, amazing artist - and contributor to Reggae Music. It's very sad to see his present situation.

tygerlilyzz 03-29-2014 07:13 AM

I have been listening to reggae for over 25 years so I have heard lots of reggae artists---I have to say I do not find Buju Banton impressive in the least.

ilovemuzik 04-01-2014 05:07 AM

Which is understandable tygerlilyzz - because that's your opinion. But some people consider Buju and his music to be the music of an era in reggae music. He had a lot of club movers - especially when he sang with other big name artists like Beres Hammond and Wayne Wonder; just to name a few. Then his life took on a spiritual turn - and his music transcended once again reaching people who shared his faith; as he also helped many others to convert to that faith as well!

Xurtio 04-03-2014 03:17 PM

Can you suggest any songs in particular?

ilovemuzik 04-04-2014 08:35 PM

Absolutely! A great track still in his early years is called "Wanna Be Loved". That was released around '95. "Bonafide Love" was another great track featuring Wayne Wonder. I think that was on the 93 album; "Mr. Mention"; which also had another powerful ladies song on it called "Who Say" featuring Beres Hammond. All tracks possessed a certain social and emotional awareness that resonated with guys - and ladies just LOVED! The beats also complimented his lyrics well. Buju has an extensive catalog; those are just a few.

Xurtio 04-05-2014 05:47 AM

Gave some of his songs a listen. Overall, I think he's probably a little too R&B for me, personally.

ilovemuzik 04-05-2014 05:35 PM

Understood. What type of reggae do you mostly enjoy?

Xurtio 04-05-2014 06:10 PM

Marley was obviously my introduction and so far he's my favorite artist (possibly from lack of exposure).

Unfortunately, I don't know the names since I used to stream Pandora at work. I remember at one point realizing that 90% of Sublime songs were covers and I tended to like the originals from old school reggae artists as I came across them on Pandora.

So I guess the old school stuff, really.


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