Tag Archives: reggae

BOOM BYE-BYE: Murder Music Star Buju Banton Sentenced To Ten Years

This morning reggae superstar Buju Banton was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for cocaine trafficking. Banton’s particular style of reggae was dubbed “murder music” for lyrics that often called for the murders of gay men. In recent years his concert appearances were picketed by LGBT activists who sometimes convinced promoters to cancel the shows entirely. Banton’s supporters claim ...

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MIAMI: Anti-Gay Murder Music Star Buju Banton Found Guilty Of Drug Trafficking

Grammy winning reggae star Buju Banton, whose work has been called “murder music” for its calls for the executions of gay men, has been found guilty of three federal counts of conspiracy to traffic cocaine. Via the Jamaican Observer: The artiste was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilogrammes of cocaine, attempted possession ...

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Murder Music Star Buju Banton Wins Grammy, Begins Drug Trafficking Trial

Last night reggae star Buju Banton, whose “murder music” calls for the executions of gay men, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Banton’s win came as a shocker to LGBT activists who last year took out full-page music industry ads denouncing his nomination. Today his cocaine trafficking retrial begins in Miami after a previous trial resulted in a hung ...

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FLORIDA: Mistrial For Murder Music Reggae Star Buju Banton

The cocaine trafficking trial of reggae/dancehall superstar Buju Banton has resulted in a hung jury. Banton is part of a reggae niche called “murder music” for its lyrical calls for the brutal murders of homosexuals. Banton was charged with conspiring to sell eleven pounds of cocaine. Banton, a Jamaican national, maintained he had been entrapped by a paid police informant ...

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Buju Banton: Grammy Loser

We’ll never know if GLAAD’s campaign against murder music star Buju Banton’s Grammy nomination is at least partially to credit for his loss tonight, but the happy fact is that there will be no celebration in Banton’s Florida prison cell tonight where he awaits trial for conspiracy to traffic eleven pounds of cocaine.

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GLAAD Takes Out Full-Page Variety Ad Protesting Buju Banton’s Grammy Nom

GLAAD has published out a full-page ad in the current issue of Variety to protest murder music reggae star Buju Banton’s nomination for Best Reggae Album. In an advert in Hollywood show business paper Daily Variety, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center urged Grammy organizers to use Sunday’s televised ceremony to ...

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Buju Banton Pleads Not Guilty

Yesterday anti-gay “murder music” reggae star Buju Banton plead not guilty to federal drug charges in a Tampa court. Banton is accused of conspiring to buy 11 pounds of cocaine from an undercover federal agent. His attorney says that Banton is innocent and will not be seeking a plea arrangement. Banton faces up to thirty years in prison. He will ...

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Reggae Fans Blame Gays For Arrest Of Murder Music Star Buju Banton

As evidenced by some angry and hate-filled comments on my post about the arrest of Buju Banton, a number of reggae fans in Jamaica and the U.S. are claiming that his bust for attempting to buy eleven pounds of cocaine is payback from the LGBT community. Because we totally control the DEA. From the Miami Herald: On Monday, in South ...

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MIAMI: Murder Music Star Buju Banton Busted By Feds For Cocaine Dealing

Notorious “murder music” reggae star Buju Banton, whose hit records include calls for the murder of gay men, has been busted by federal agents in Miami for intent to distribute cocaine. Drug Enforcement Administration agents say Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, has been in custody since Thursday and will soon be transferred to Tampa, where the U.S. Attorney is ...

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Pepsi Sponsors Uganda Concert By Murder Music Artist Beenie Man

Box Turtle Bulletin reports that Pepsi sponsored Uganda concerts by murder music reggae singer Beenie Man. BTB notes the following story in a Uganda newspaper. The King of Dancehall stuck a sword of words into gay people through singing and talking. “In my family, we don’t have any gay person but if you’re gay, my brother that’s not my fault,” ...

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Grammy Nom For Murder Music Singer Buju Banton Sparks Growing Outrage

Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton, whose songs have openly called for the murder of gay men, received a Grammy nomination last week, much to the growing outrage and condemnation of the LGBT community. Los Angeles LGBT Center: Throughout his career, Banton has performed music that promotes a culture of violence against lesbian and gay people; he sings in “Boom, Bye ...

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Live Nation Cancels Buju Banton Tour

Congratulations to all those who followed the links to complain about murder music star Buju Banton, as Live Nation has now canceled his national tour of the United States. Banton was scheduled to perform in October at House of Blues venues in Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas, and Houston, among other dates and locations. However, last week, activists began contacting the ...

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Live Nation Promoting Murder Music

Buju Banton, the dancehall/reggae artist whose work has been characterized as “murder music” for lyrics that call for the brutal murders of gay men, is launching a national U.S. tour via American music label and concert promoter Live Nation. A sample of Banton’s lyrics: Anytime Buju Banton comes, faggots get up and run. Boom (gun shot) bye bye (Goodbye, as ...

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Straight Pride Parade: Attendance Zero

The things I do for you people, getting up at the asscrack of the Lord’s Day to trek out to Brooklyn’s Crown Heights for the much-hyped Straight Pride Parade. As you can see, however, I found the corner of Flatbush and Church, the parade’s supposed 10am starting point, completely deserted. Damn, and here I wanted a Straight Pride t-shirt. I ...

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HomoQuotable – Peter Tatchell

“They say it’s a celebration of heterosexuality, but really it’s a promotion of straight supremacism. The organisers are semi-literate frauds and liars. They falsely claim that the Stop Murder Music campaign was an attack on reggae music. Nonsense. It was an attack on a small number of reggae singers who have perverted reggae’s message of peace, love and justice. They ...

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Reggae Label Plans “Straight Pride Parade” In Brooklyn

Via Good As You comes word of a “Straight Pride Parade” to be staged in Brooklyn on August 31st. The parade is being organized by a reggae music label who is pissed off because a hit song by their artist Stapler, Hit Them Hard, has been banned by some radio stations because it encourages violence against gays. From the press ...

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Reggae Artists Pledge End To Anti-Gay And Violent Lyrics

My hero, British gay activist Peter Tatchell, is (among many other things) the coordinator of the Stop Murder Music campaign, which seeks to end the anti-gay lyrical content of reggae music. Today three of the top reggae artists in the world, Beenie Man, Sizzla, and Capleton, have announced that they have signed on to the Reggae Compassionate Act in a ...

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