Reggae Great Buju Banton Released From Prison After Serving 8 Years

McRae, GA – Grammy Award-winning aritst Buju Banton has reportedly been launched from a U.S. jail roughly two months early. According to the Jamaica-Gleaner, the reggae luminary left the McRae Correctional Institution in McRae, Georgia on Friday (December 7) after serving eight years for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

The United States embassy hasn’t revealed when Buju might be transported again to Jamaica. In a press release, Buju laid out his post-prison plans.

“Having survived, I want to share the good news and strength of my music,” Buju mentioned. “I just want to continue making music, which I’ve devoted my life to. I look forward to the opportunity to say a personal thanks to my fans and everyone who supported me.”

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Buju was arrested in 2009 and convicted in 2011 of conspiracy to own with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and utilizing a phone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense, though the choose dropped a weapons cost.

He was initially sentenced to 10 years in federal jail.

Buju has collaborated with a number of Hip Hop artists throughout the course of his profession. In 1999, he teamed up with Terror Squad on “Rudeboy Salute.” Four years previous to that, he was featured on 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G’s posthumous collaborative reduce, “Runnin’ (From The Police).”

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