GRAMMY® winner, multiple Billboard Hot 100 chart topping artist and international reggae icon, Buju Banton, releases a new song today titled “Si Mi Clean.” “Si Mi Clean” features fellow Jamaican dancehall reggae artist Busy Signal. Banton and track collaborator Busy Signal trade bars at what appears on the surface as a celebration of the success afforded to them off the hustle of creating great musical art – The ‘come-up,’ per se. A purely enjoyable danceable fantastical celebration of reaching a level of success that most people surely only dream of.
“This song deals with trends, the way we carry ourselves and always remembering a clean heart above all things,” says Buju Banton. He further explains, “So ‘Si Mi Clean’ is not just about your outward appearance but also your inner appearance of cleanliness and a clean livity.”
“Si Mi Clean” is a follow-up to his 2020 beloved return to music with his first full-length studio album in a decade, Upside Down 2020, which was released on June 26, 2020.
Buju Banton is a living legend and the genre’s quintessential reggae artist. He will join Beres Hammond in concert on this upcoming New Year’s Day at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Priory, St. Ann, Jamaica marking the first time these two reggae stars will perform together on the island. Reggae fans are in for a magical treat. This is sure to be another hallmark moment for Banton as it follows another iconic moment in his prolific career when he celebrated his return to the worldwide stage following his performance at Kingston’s Famed National Stadium. The Long Walk to Freedom Concert was one of the biggest music events in Jamaica’s history and was the launching pad for the tour of the same name. Relive the monumental moment from the history-making Long Walk to Freedom Concert here: https://bujubanton.me/lwtf
His subsequent announcement in 2020 that he had signed with Roc Nation followed by releasing two brand-new songs “Steppa” and “Trust” and accompanying music videos energized his impressive global audience. By the time he released “Blessed” from his album Upside Down 2020, Buju Banton had already taken the musical helm all summer long.
Upside Down 2020 featured collaborations with Stephen Marley, John Legend, Pharrell and Stefflon Don. Buju Banton’s subsequent GRAMMY® nomination followed in 2021 and came as no surprise as this marked his fourth career nomination.
Banton’s previous studio album, Before the Dawn, was released in 2010. Banton has had a prolific career having consistently released albums since his debut in 1992. One of his most outstanding albums, his 1995 album Til Shiloh, was certified Gold by the RIAA. He has been described by the Associated Press as “one of the most respected acts in reggae.” And The FADER goes further describing him as “a national hero,” continuing with “Buju Banton, born Mark Myrie, is more Jamaican than jerk chicken, Red Stripe beer, and a croaking lizard combined. He’s as much a singer as he is a hallmark of Jamaican culture.”
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