Mark Anthony Myrie, born 15 July 1973 in one of Kingston’s well-known slums called Salt Lane. He is a Jamaican reggae dancehall artist and is the youngest of 15 children, raised by his mum who was a street vendor and his father a laborer at a tile factory. Buju was a name given to him by his mother as a child and he too bore 15 children. Banton began toasting at the tender age of 13 and first tried his hand at deejaying. He was introduced to Robert French and produced Banton’s first single in 1986 titled “The Ruler.” Though he continued recording a good number of singles in 1987, he took a break so that his voice would become mature. When he returned in the early 90s, he had a growl likened to that of Shabba Ranks. Banton has made collaborations with Bob Marley’s sons as well as international artists in Hip-hop, Latin, and Punk rock. In 1992, Buju broke Bob Marley’s record for the greatest number 1 singles in a year, also one of Buju’s greatest hits ” Bonafide Love” featured Wayne Wonder who made him a guest star at the annual Jamaican stage show Sting. Banton released Voice of Jamaica in 1993 and was invited to meet Jamaican Prime Minister, P.J Patterson and he won some awards that same year at the Caribbean Music Awards and Canadian Music Awards.

Banton continued recording and releasing various songs such as “Murderer” which condemned gun violence. He decided to join the Rastafari movement following the death of his friend, Garnett Silk in late 1994. His music has carried on with more bearing on his experiences and the people around him like the shootings of fellow dancehall DJs, Panhead and Dirstman. He was arrested in 2009 whilst in the United States on drug charges and consequently imprisoned for 9 years before being released and returned to his home country Jamaica in late 2018. He continues to perform and releases impactful singles in both reggae and reggae dancehall.

Music Releases - Buju Banton

Yaaz Riddim

YAAZ RIDDIM – GRAVI-T MUSIC

YAAZ RIDDIM - GRAVI-T MUSIC 2008 Tracklist: Buju Banton - Di Flavour (Edit) Bushman - Clutch Back Demarco - Tight Pussy Walk…
Da Dyre Riddim

DA DYRE RIDDIM – KESTA RECORDS

DA DYRE RIDDIM - KESTA RECORDS 2008 Tracklist: Mcculcha - No Secret Buju Banton - Step Up In Life Little Meeky - Freaky Freaky…
Gold Mine Riddim

GOLD MINE RIDDIM – ANNEX RECORDS

GOLD MINE RIDDIM - ANNEX RECORDS 2003 Tracklist: Bounty Killer Feat. Nitty Kutc - Many Men Buju Banton - So Much Gal Callaloo…
Hot Cross Bun Riddim

HOT CROSS BUN RIDDIM – DIPLOMAT INC

HOT CROSS BUN RIDDIM - DIPLOMAT INC 2003 Tracklist: Buju Banton - Times Are Changing Chrisinti - Jah Nah Fail Delly Ranks - Herbs…
After All Riddim

AFTER ALL RIDDIM – SUPA DOO

AFTER ALL RIDDIM - SUPA DOO 2002 Tracklist: Bounty Killer - After All Buju Banton & George Nooks - Hot Ladies Elephant Man…
G String Riddim 2

G-STRING RIDDIM – AWFUL MUSIC

G-STRING RIDDIM - AWFUL MUSIC 2002 Tracklist: R.P. & Danny English - Thug Like We Assassin - Syprize Beenie Man - Memories …