Veteran dancehall deejay Buju Banton has been having quite a remarkable year. From the release of his successful album Upside Down 2020 to his 25-year celebration of‘ Til Shiloh’ which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, has been flying the flag of dancehall high, even with the world being mostly locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A notable result of his hard work and dedication to his craft has been the curiosity that he is stoking in American markets. His latest accomplishment was appearing on the largely syndicated The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
His selection of the track was superb in that the song has a more melodic beat, easier for American fans and newbies to understand, with a very strong anti-political message, which probably sums up how Buju feels about current events. The song directly attacks those in positions of authority manipulating things like the marijuana industry to gain profits. Marijuana is considered a sacred herb to Rastafarians. He croons: “ Everyone’s eyes are open, they can see clear,” as he delivers an energetic performance from Jamaica.
Throughout the song, he addresses many current issues affecting the world in a passionate manner which his performances have become synonymous with.
Twitter fans were appreciative of his choice of song and delivery. This fan said: “Buju Banton, Excellent Song for our World right now, Great performance FireFireFire,” this one added: “Always a pleasure watching you perform! You represented well bujuu banton,” and this one added: “@bujubanton is the greatest!!!”