The new Busy Signal album is a dedication to his commitment to praising and contributing to the beloved genre. No better way to achieve that then a collaboration with my favorite Marley, Damian. The video candidly documents footage of their recording session as well as securing some local footage of a random street in Kingston. When you travel to exotic locations it’s exponentially better when you have local guidance, big ups to Busy and Damian on providing that here.
On this fine Chewsday, Busy Signal drops his new album Reggae Music Again in stores across the US via VP Records. I chopped it up with Busy this past week, give the interview a listen and see what the Dancehall kingpin has been up to on this “reggae only” album. Highlights include: his live performances, recording in Tuff Gong studios, future business and even a culinary suggestion or two.
All reggae and Busy Signal fans can cop the new album here.
As for this video, it’s from Busy Signal, a VP Records stalwart, and fusion artist on the rise. His new album D.O.B. is wonderfully eclectic and diverse, with almost every track drastically different from the last. Overall, one of the better albums to come out on VP Records this year, by far. Though this track is not my favorite on the album (that would be Hi-Grade), I like the video, simple but deliverable. Oh yeah, and is it just me, or do they shout out Lionstarr in the beginning of the track?
Busy Signal always makes me think of two things. The general equanimity of the contemporary Rastafari life, and love, just in general, love, bare naked and inexplicable love.
You have still far to go. Along the tortuous paths that now lie ahead, you will be exposed to the rigorous teachings of life itself. There you will find no reference books, no study guides. There, there is no going back. The lessons of life, if once they are missed, are missed forever - His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I
For some reason my love for Dancehall has yet to really manifest itself in my posts. I’m going to change that this weekend, got some Humboldt County herb (big ups Saul), and I’m going to smoke all of it (soon). Hopefully this will translate into a piece introducing our faithful to the deeply slept on genre of Dancehall (yes, reggae that makes you dance, fancy that). In the meantime, here’s some hot tracks that are out, I would like to clean your palette before I bust out the realness. Praise Jah.
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