Buju Banton will be released from prison next week and a post-prison album is already in the works.
The Grammy-winning recording artiste is currently on the final lap of his 10-year prison sentence for drug trafficking. He is presently being housed at the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia and is listed as inmate number 86700-004. Banton is set to be released on December 8, 2018.
According to sources close to Buju Banton, one of his first order of business is to put together a new album. The entertainer already wrote the project and will begin production almost immediately after his return.
“Most of the album is already written, he has a clear idea of what it will sound like and who he wants to work on it with him,” sources said. “The album could arrive early next year or later in the year, but he is anxious to give his fans some new music. They have been with him throughout this journey over the past ten years, and this will be his way of thanking them.”
Buju Baton’s son Markus Myrie of Markus Records Music Label is reportedly one of the producers who will be working on the album.
Buju Banton is presently being housed at the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia and is listed as inmate number 86700-004. He is set to be released on December 8, 2018.
Despite his incarceration the deejay has managed to keep busy over the last few months, launching several ventures in anticipation of his release, including a clothing line “Everything BB,” which features t-shirts that display his image and likeness.
Banton recently announced his “Long Walk To Freedom” tour which will commence next summer. The Reggae icon is already slated to perform in Trinidad and Tobago on April 22, 2019, in what was believed to be his first concert, however, this was later clarified as his first confirmed booking.
According to the singer’s management team, his first performance will most likely be in Jamaica, as they a looking to stage their own concert, however, they have remained tight-lipped on its developments.