July 14, 2023 -Buju Banton, the GRAMMY® winning, multiple Billboard chart-topping artiste, is set to release his highly anticipated album, “Born For Greatness,” on September 8, 2023, through Gargamel Music/Roc Nation Records/Def Jam Recordings.
The album, consisting of 17 brand-new tracks, takes listeners on a captivating journey through various vibes. Opening with the cinematic track “Ageless Time” and concluding with the triumphant finale of “Let My People Go,” Buju showcases his musical prowess and artistry. Notably, he collaborates with Victoria Monét on the sultry and seductive “Body Touching Body” and joins forces with Stephen Marley on the emotionally charged “Feel A Way.”
The infectious vibes of ‘Coconut Wata (Sip)’
As a prelude to the album, the Jamaican reggae icon recently released the infectious dancehall anthem “Coconut Wata (Sip).” Vibe magazine describes the track as “powered by a breezy backdrop,” with Buju urging listeners to let go of life’s troubles and embrace the moment. Rap Radar praises the song for its fresh sound and acknowledges Buju’s resilience during challenging times.
“Coconut Wata (Sip)” follows the success of the global hit “High Life,” featuring Snoop Dogg. The track received praise from HYPEBEAST, TMZ, and REVOLT, with HotNewHipHop highlighting the perfect blend of both artists’ styles. Rap Radar commends the collaboration, stating that Buju and Snoop Dogg spread good vibes with their music, while Rolling Stone simply describes it as “bumping.”
GRAMMY® nominations and historic concerts
Buju Banton is no stranger to critical acclaim and accolades. His previous album, “Upside Down 2020,” released in 2020, received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Reggae Album” and garnered rave reviews from The Guardian and Rolling Stone, earning a solid “4-out-of-5 star” rating from both publications.
Kicking off 2023 with a bang, Buju joined forces with reggae legend Beres Hammond for a concert on New Year’s Day in Jamaica. This historic event marked the first time the two reggae stars headlined a concert together on the island. Prior to this, Buju made a triumphant return to the stage with a highly acclaimed performance at Kingston’s National Stadium. The Long Walk to Freedom Concert, one of Jamaica’s biggest music events, served as the launch for the subsequent tour of the same name.