1 2 3 4 5. Buju Banton. Buju Banton - Who Say ( Featuring Beres Hammond). dl. Buju Banton - The Grudge. Buju Banton - How The World A Run. 03:54. Buju Banton - Buju Love You To The Max. 03:38. Buju Banton - Man Fe Dead.
With this 1992 album, Buju Banton rose to become a controversial, chart-topping force of nature in dancehall. The skipping beat and gruff delivery of Love Me Browning praised chemically lightened women (which caused some grumbling among audiences), though Banton counterbalanced this with the barking, stuttering Love Black Woman. Skin color aside, some rude-boy romanticism peeks through on the blippy Love How the Gal Flex and the steel drum-tinged Woman No Fret. Mr. Mention Buju Banton.
Banton's debut album, Mr. Mention, includes many of his greatest hits from that year including "Bonafide Love" featuring Wayne Wonder, the singer who first brought Buju out as a guest star on the annual Jamaican stage show Sting. 1992 also saw the unsanctioned re-release of "Boom Bye Bye," a controversial song recorded several years earlier when the artist was 15 years old, which resulted in a backlash that threatened to destroy his career.
Buju Banton – Mr. Mention. Label: Fader Records – 921 503-2. Country: US. Released: 08 Jun 1993. This pressing of this album was released after Buju Banton was signed by Mercury/PolyGram Records. Note, however, that this particular major-label version has three fewer tracks than the version released by Penthouse/VP the previous year. PolyGram also affixed an explicit-lyrics sticker to its cover.
Love How The Gal Dem Flex, 03:36. Buju Love You To The Max, 03:36. Bonafide Love, 04:00.
Today Buju's a mature cultural artist, and Mr. Mention, released in 1993, reflects his shift toward that new consciousness. Ten of the album's 12 tracks were official club hits in their day. Many are still known to ram dancehall during old-school sets. Fans who came to Buju Banton later in his career (after he became a Rasta and a mainstream superstar) may be reticent about simplisitc slackness tunes with titles such as "Dickie" and "Love How The Gal Them Flex", but there's no denying Buju's lyrical acumen on each of these rockers. If "Too Bad" is Buju's return to his gritty, dancehall roots, said roots are clearly on display in this magnificent disc.
|1||Batty Rider D. Kelly / Mark Myrie||Buju Banton||3:57|
|2||Love How the Gal Dem Flex||Buju Banton||3:40|
|3||Love Black Women||Buju Banton||3:36|
|4||Look How You Sweet||Buju Banton||3:28|
|5||Woman No Fret||Buju Banton||3:43|
|6||Have to Get You Tonight||Buju Banton||3:13|
|8||Love Me Browning||Buju Banton||3:49|
|9||Buju Moving||Buju Banton||3:41|
|10||Who Say Beres Hammond / Mark Myrie||Buju Banton feat: Beres Hammond||4:05|
|11||The Grudge||Buju Banton||3:54|
|12||How the World a Run Donovan Germain / Mark Myrie||Buju Banton||4:00|
|13||Buju Love You to the Max||Buju Banton||3:38|
|14||Man Fi Dead Dave Kelly||Buju Banton||3:54|
|15||Bonafide Love Clement "Coxsone" Dodd / M. Myrie / D. Wilson||Buju Banton feat: Wayne Wonder||4:00|
CreditsBuju Banton - Primary Artist
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd - Composer
D. Germain - Producer
Donovan Germain - Composer
Donavon Germaine - Producer
Beres Hammond - Composer, Guest Artist, Performer, Primary Artist
D. Kelly - Composer
Dave Kelly - Composer, Engineer, Producer
Tony Kelly - Engineer
M. Myrie - Composer
Mark Myrie - Composer
Stumpy - Engineer
Justin Thomas - Photography
D. Wilson - Composer
Wayne Wonder - Guest Artist, Performer, Primary Artist
Zele - Engineer
Zele & Stumpy - Engineer