Information reaching Airnewsonline.com indicates Reggae singer Buju Banton has been released from the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia, USA.
According to reports, he’s heading to his birth country Jamaica.
The Jamaica-born recording artist, whose given name is Mark Myrie, was arrested at his home in Florida on drug-related charges in 2009 and given a mandatory 10-year sentence in 2011.
He was previously scheduled to be released in 2019, however, his release day was last year changed to December 8, 2018.
Days after his conviction, Buju Banton won a Grammy Award for his album Before Dawn. His other albums include ‘Til Shiloh (1995), Inna Heights (1997) and Unchained Spirit (2000).
Demand for Buju Banton’s music remains high despite his prolonged absence from the recording studio.
A$AP Rocky recently named him “one of my favorite reggae rappers,” while DJ Khaled stated: “I love Buju so much. His music is like praying.”
He has collaborated with a variety of international artists including Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Trey Songz, Rancid, and Bob Marley’s sons Stephen Marley and Damian Marley.
Welcome home Buju Banton!