Buju Banton's Rasta Got Soul Nominated For Grammy Documentary-Style Video For New Single "Optimistic Soul" To Drop Early 2010
(Kingston, JA/Miami, FL -- 4, December 2009) Gargamel Music, Inc. is honored to announce that Jamaican music icon, Buju Banton, has received a Grammy nomination in the Best Reggae Album category, for his critically acclaimed Roots Reggae opus, Rasta Got Soul. Produced by Banton, with contributions from longtime collaborators Donovan Germain, Stephen Marsden and Wyclef Jean, Rasta Got Soul was recorded over a seven year period and finally dropped April 21st 2009, the 43rd anniversary of Emperor Haile Selassie's historic visit to Jamaica in 1966.
Since its release, the album has received rave reviews from an array of international media outlets including Billboard, Exclaim!, Hip-Hop Weekly and All Music Guide, who called the album an "instant classic." Project highlights include "Magic City," "I Rise," "A Little Bit Of Sorry," "Rastafari," "Sense Of Purpose" featuring Bunny Rugs of Third World and "Bedtime Story" featuring Wyclef. A documentary-style video for the new single "Optimistic Soul" will be released next month.
This prestigious Grammy nod for Rasta Got Soul is the artist's official fourth. Banton was previously acknowledged by the Recording Academy for his albums Too Bad (2007) Friends for Life (2004) and Inna Heights (1999).
Buju Banton thanks the Recording Academy for the recognition, and as always, the fans, for their continued support.