Better known for his sharp-spitting rhymes on hardcore dancehall hits like “Tic Toc” (remixed by M.I.A. and Rye Rye) and “Wine Pon De Edge,” Busy Signal emerges as a charismatic roots reggae artist on his forthcoming album Reggae Music Again, in stores in U.S. on April 24th on VP Records. A stark departure from the sequenced beats that dominated Busy’s three previous albums, the intricate, multi-layered one-drop rhythms heard on Reggae Music Again were created by some of Jamaica’s most acclaimed musicians (Robbie Lyn, Dean Fraser, Kirk Bennett), and recorded live at Kingston’s legendary Tuff Gong studios.
“an important evolution of dancehall, connecting it to the timeline of Jamaican music.” – BBC
“excellent…filled with meaningful lyrics and one-drop rhythms…a testament to his diversity as an artist and the proof that dance-hall and roots reggae have more in common than is often thought.” -WASHINGTON POST
“brilliant…connects with the hearts and minds of the real reggae collective” -HIP HOP WEEKLY
“one of the most impressive REGGAE albums that I have heard in a long time…his work as a lyricist, commentator and performer are truly exceptional, especially his vocal singing skills…” – DJ DAVID RODIGAN
Music video for “Come Over (Missing You)”: