Buju Banton talks candidly about music, culture and politics with Robbo Ranx on Dancehall 360
For some artists, it is about following a trend and copying others who set those trends, but at some point we break out and find ourselves. That point can be liberating for many and is often the point we realise the key was to stay true to ourselves. People follow the things they hate, as much as what they love, and the debate which it creates is in itself “art”.
In this exclusive interview with Robbo Rankx, Dancehall legend, Buju Banton (a.k.a. Gargamel) tells his story about his artistic career. From his break at the age of 19 right up until today. He talks about everything from his humble beginnings right up, to giving back to the community. Banton also acknowledges Mick Jagger and Rolling Stones as great performers with inspirational energy.
Buju also speaks to Robbo about his time in the UK, visiting Birmingham and Skyline records in London’s Shepard Bush.
Today Banton is working on his project, Gargamel Inc, and has many other Buju Albums in the pipline.
Reggae is the Kings music which derives from the word Regina* – Buju Banton
*Regina means Queen the male equivelant being Regis/Rex (see Dictonary.com)
For me this interview shows a very different side from the Buju Banton most known for the controversial Boom Bye Bye.
Listen back to Robbo’s inspirational chat on Dan with Gargamel below.