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Buju Banton (Mark Myrie) after 8 years (the sentence was 10) has been released from prison in Tampa, Florida. He was caught in action by federal agents, along with the dealer who was working on a cocaine deal for Buju.

After 8 years of prison Buju said: “Having survived, I want to share the good news and strength of my music. 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.”

After the release, Buju dressed in a white robe, by tradition that is a mark of a “cleansed” man who strives towards a righteous path. 

That being said, we wonder how all these years being convicted impacted on Buju’s music inspiration, and music taste in general. His music was always in a somewhat middle ground, sometimes soothing, sometimes aggressive. 

Video of his release few hours ago: 

 

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