O artista Buju Banton está a preparar o lançamento do seu 12º álbum de estúdio, “Born For Greatness”.
O último álbum foi lançado há três anos. “Upside Down 2020” resumia a percepção de Banton sobre o mundo actual.
Ao site “Reggaeville”, o artista descreve a sua música como tendo sempre uma “abordagem pessoal”.
“That is what music is. If you have no personal stories, it’s going to be fictitious and bubble gum music. I don’t make bubble gum music. All of my music is personal. ‘Not An Easy Road’, personal. ‘Buried Alive’, personal. ‘I Rise’, personal. ‘Innocent’, personal.”
O álbum conta com várias colaborações: Stephen Marley (“Feel A Way”), Snoop Dogg (“High Life”), DJ Khaled (“We Find A Way”), e Victoria Monét (“Body Touching Body”).
“Victoria Monét reached out to me via Instagram and I responded to her. I didn’t know who she was or anything like that but I said to her ‘Send me your track.’ I took a listen and she was elated… we did a little fixing up here and there, and we sent it back to her and she was happy with what we did. And I said to her ‘Ok, well send me something from you for myself, for my record’, and she sent that and we did the same thing… It was total chemistry.”
“I’m never that reachable, but this [com Monét] is something that the universe put together and I never question it.”
Banton, que fez 50 anos no dia 15 de Julho, diz que continua a encontrar felicidade na música e sabe quando for altura de a deixar.
“I’m excited whenever I enter the studio and go around a microphone. The very thought of making music has always been a thrill and when that spirit leaves me, then I know it’s time for me to step away from it.”