Jamaican reggae legend is back with his highly anticipated project on September 8. The album cover is a testament to his evolution as an artiste, while staying true to himself and his message
Buju Banton wearing two remarkable rings on his hands
Jamaican living legend Buju Banton is back with his highly anticipated album "Born for Greatness," set to release on Friday, September 8th. The album cover itself is a testament to Buju's constant evolution as an artist, while staying true to himself and his message.
In the captivating album cover photo, Buju Banton can be seen wearing two remarkable rings on his hands. On one hand, he proudly dons Johnny Nelson's 'Let Freedom Ring 4 Finger Ring,' featuring the iconic faces of Civil Rights Mount Rushmore – Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, and Frederick Douglass. This symbol of unity and empowerment signifies Buju's commitment to social justice and the ongoing struggle for equality in modern society.
On his other hand, Banton wears the extraordinary 'Her Freedom 4 Finger Ring.' This unique piece pays homage to influential women who fought tirelessly for freedom, justice, and equality. The names engraved on the ring include Harriet Tubman, Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, and Ida B. Wells. Buju Banton's choice to wear these powerful figures on his hand is a testament to his belief in the strength and resilience of women in shaping history.
"I have envisioned artists like Buju Banton and athletes like Colin Kaepernick wearing my pieces. I create statement yet conversation pieces with the intention to promote healing, self-empowerment, and growth in all aspects of life. I feel like Buju Banton checks all those boxes plus many more with his bold style, voice, and artistry. For me this is also a full circle moment, growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn we were basically raised on Buju and dancehall culture. From my mum blasting him on Saturday morning while we cleaned the house or in the streets the shops playing it down Nostrand Ave and Utica Ave. Not to mention I’m partnered with the only Jamaican jewelry production team in The NYC DIAMOND DISTRICT 'Make it your design' Run by my breddaRichard Singh. These types of things hit differently when it’s for the culture and you’re of the culture”, says Johnny Nelson.
"Born for Greatness" showcases Buju Banton's dynamic and evolving musical style, while maintaining the core of his authentic reggae roots. As a celebrated artist who has consistently pushed the boundaries of reggae music, Buju Banton has never strayed from delivering profound messages that resonate with his fans worldwide.
With each song on the album, Buju Banton continues to inspire and encourage his listeners to strive for greatness, love, and unity. His music goes beyond entertainment, serving as a beacon of hope and motivation for those seeking to make a positive change in their lives and communities.
Buju, inspire and encourage his listeners to strive for greatness (Rickayala Mcneil)
As the release of "Born for Greatness" approaches, on September 8th. fans eagerly await the moment they can immerse themselves in the powerful melodies and thought-provoking lyrics that Buju Banton is revered for.