BOOM SHOTS #47 with special guest BUJU BANTON on Oct 4th

The dancehall giant BUJU BANTON guest stars the show BOOM SHOTS this week to talk his music and his current US Tour. Everyone here at Bigupradio is very excited to have Buju in the studio. You will not want to miss the exclusive Boom Buju Mix set that you will not hear anywhere else! Tune in this Wednesday and every Wednesday to hear DJ Boom spin the best reggae dancehall streaming online! Also check out the new DJ BOOM dancehall mixtape “IGNITE” found on ONE LOVE


A descendant of the Maroons (the fierce freedom fighters who fended off attacks from the British colonial regiments) Buju was born Mark Anthony Myrie on July 15, 1973, the youngest of 15 children born to a higgler (market vendor) mother. Buju entered Jamaica’s musical fraternity in the mid-’80s and his career accelerated into high gear with the 1991 release of his debut album for Penthouse Records Mr. Mention; propelled by the hits “Love Mi Browning” and “Bogle,” in 1992 Buju broke Bob Marley’s record for the most number one singles in one year on the Jamaican charts.

At just 20 years old Buju’s 1993 release Voice of Jamaica (Mercury Records) was lauded for bringing astute social commentary to the dancehall on the hits “Operation Ardent” “Deportee” and the safe sex anthem, “Willy Don’t Be Silly”. Buju’s musical innovations continued with the Grammy nominated Til Shiloh, integrating lyrics reflecting his (then) recently cited Rastafari way of life with conventional reggae rhythms and computerized dancehall’s combustible energy especially on the singles “Murderer” and his self produced “Not An Easy Road” which played major roles in redirecting dancehall lyrics away from x-rated and violent imagery and towards positive themes. Find out more about Buju Banton here:

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Posted on October 3, 2006, in Reggae Artists, Reggae Podcasts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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