It seems like Buju Banton and his son Markus Myrie have really buried the hatchet, put their differences behind them and are now forging ahead with their father-son relationship. This became evident when new broke that Buju and his two sons; Markus Myrie and Jahaziel Myrie have teamed up on a new single which will be released Tomorrow.
The song is called False Pretense and was produced by Markus Myrie on his “Markus Records” label.
“This song came about from a conversation, it created a vibe and the vibe created the music. False Pretense is about an ongoing “norm” for Jamaica’s political atmosphere that has over the years continued to spill over on the citizens of the country. The message that should be received is that as a country we need governance that the average person living here can feel. As a people we have been silent about a lot of mismanagement. It’s time we rid the “7 day talks” and start taking action as a people. They say we have democracy, but what we feel is dictatorship. Every party prioritizes their own benefits and not the people’s needs. In my opinion this song serves as a wake up call,” Markus Myrie told 18 Karat Reggae.
This is the first recorded song to be released by Buju Banton since he was released from prison after spending almost 8 years in a United States prison on drug charges. There were no words on whether or not Buju Banton will perform the song live as he continues is Long Walk to Freedom tour in Nassau, Bahamas this weekend.
“Ghetto youth stay fit ..We nuh want dem treat and we nah get trick” sings Jahazeil Myrie, “Now you know why the youths dem affi act so terrible.. All inna jail house dem a feel it to..” chimes in Buju while Markus Myrie asks “Then tell me now How long we ago pardon dem? Listen me nuh parliament the youths, nuh respect the false pretense.”
The song is distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital and will be available on all major streaming platforms and digital outlets on March, 29th.