Buju Banton

  1. Ranking Trevor, Veteran Jamaican Deejay, Killed in Kingston Motorcycle Crash at Age 53

    August 08, 2012 10:18 AM EDT Ranking Trevor, an influential deejay or toaster, as Jamaican patois rappers were called during his 1970s heyday, died in the Olympic Gardens area of Kingston yesterday morning, Aug 7. According to reports, he was returning home from a dance when ...

  2. How Rising Reggae Star Romain Virgo Is Breaking...At U.S. Caribbean Restaurants, Barbershops, Beauty Salons

    June 14, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Romain Virgo, a rising roots reggae singer whose new album The System is just out on VP Records. With strong support from Jamaica's music fraternity and his rapidly expanding fan base, singer Romain Virgo, 22 is a leading light among a new ge ...

  3. Update: Buju Banton Sentenced to 10 Years

    June 23, 2011 1:30 PM EDT TAMPA, Fla. - A federal judge sentenced Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton to 10 years in prison Thursday, the lowest sentence legally allowed for his role in a large cocaine trafficking deal in 2009. The 38-year-old Jamaican recording artis ...

  4. Jamaican Music Industry Reacts to Buju Banton Guilty Verdict

    February 24, 2011 3:22 PM EST Buju Banton, performing in NYC in 2007, now faces a 15-years-to-life sentence. (Photo: FilmMagic) The Feb. 22 guilty verdict in the drug trafficking case against Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton arrived a few days after he won the Grammy for Bes ...

  5. Buju Banton Convicted in Cocaine Distribution Trial

    February 22, 2011 4:22 PM EST Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in 2009. A federal jury returned their verdict after deliberating for 11 hours over two days on the fate of Banton, who won a Grammy last week fo ...

  6. Buju Banton Free On Bail In Florida

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton is out of jail in Florida to await his retrial on federal drug charges after a son of reggae legend Bob Marley posted his home as bond. Banton was released Wednesday (Nov. 10). He signed an extradition waiver, an ...

  7. Buju Banton Drug Case: Judge Declares Mistrial

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Florida judge declared a mistrial for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. U.S. District Judge James Moody made the decision after the 12-person jury sent him ...

  8. U.S. Informant Testifies In Buju Banton Drug Trial

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton had a conversation about drugs with a government informant he met on a plane, it triggered a series of meetings and phone calls about buying and selling cocaine, according to testimony from the informant and ...

  9. Buju Banton Begins Drug Trial

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton was an established drug trafficker before the singer allegedly tried to buy cocaine from an undercover officer in Florida last year, attorneys for the U.S. government said at the beginning of Banton's drug tri ...

  10. Heavy D Goes Reggae On 'Vibes'

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST It’s been 10 years since Heavy D’s last studio album. But the former frontman of seminal hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz is quickly getting back up to speed—reggae style. His new album, “Vibes,” was issued this week (Dec. 16) following its di ...