Buju Banton and Koffee continue the bridging of the generation gap as they release the video for the remix to Koffee’s hit song “Pressure”.
The collaboration with Koffee and Buju could be confirmation that Buju’s anti-homosexual “Boom Bye Bye” days are now behind him (no pun intended).
It has been rumored that Koffee is a lesbian and while the Grammy princess has never outright confirmed her sexuality, just the stigma of having your sexuality questioned would be enough for most reggae artists to not want to collaborate with you. This was evident in the 1990s when the late great Frankie Paul had his sexuality questioned and as a result, artists like Capleton, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and others refused to record any songs with him.
So the fact that Buju Banton has committed to never perform Boom Bye Bye again and has now collaborated with Koffee might be the dawn of a new day in dancehall music.
Another dancehall artist who has had his sexuality questioned and recently revealed that he was indeed a pansexual, is 2018 X Factor winner, Dalton Harris.
Both Harris and Banton share the same manger in Donovan Germain; so dancehall fans should not be surprise if both artists release a song together in the near future.
Whether it is good or bad, like Bob Dylan said, “the times they are a changing”.