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  • Writer's pictureRomaine Brown

Review: Buju Banton's 'Born For Greatness' album

With more modern sounds, messages of love and unity, and a cream of the crop on the production side, Buju Banton delivered an album with winds of change





Dancehall-reggae legend, Buju Banton has delivered his 14th studio album - 'Born Born For Greatness' which was released on Friday, September 8.


Grammy Award-winning, multiple Billboard Chart-topping, Buju Banton has delivered his 14th studio album - 'Born Born For Greatness' which was released on Friday, September 8 via Gargamel Music / Roc Nation / Def Jam.


Don't expect the typical reggae-dancehall album that we are accustomed to from Buju, as this album is completely different from iconic albums such as 'Till Shiloh', however it has more modern sounds while still adding his messages of universal values with love and unity that are still the motivation and mission of the Jamaican legend.



On the production side, as usual, Buju surrounds himself with the cream of international music. Longtime friend Stephen Marley is of course on hand for 'Feel A Way', in which he also takes the mic to support Buju. Another single titled 'We Find A Way' is produced by super producer DJ Khaled and Street Runner and also features Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonder’s writing prowess.


Gargamel, as he referred to, also delivers singles that he revealed in recent months such as 'High Life' with Snoop Dogg and also 'Coconut Wata' (SIP) which provided an irresistible feeling of novelty.


One of the outstanding songs on the album, 'Life Choices', emphasizes the modern sound with a blend of dancehall and R&B, produced by the Jamaican acclaimed producer, Dunwell.



Sensuality and romantic relationships are present in the deliveries on 'Body Touching Body' feat. Victoria Monét, 'Plans' and 'Nuff Love For You'.


Maybe the 'Born For Greatness' will not fail to amaze some, but as the artiste himself indicates about this project; "I accept everything. I accepted the change".


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