STATEMENT FROM BUSY SIGNAL

STATEMENT FROM BUSY SIGNAL
May 26, 2012

In this a time of reflection, I would like to thank my fans who have supported me through this difficult situation and who will continue to support me. Your messages and prayers via social networks and via members of my team are what have brought light to the darkness of my cell.

I have never admitted that I was involved in any drug deal or drug arrangement. I waived my rights to an extradition trial here in Jamaica, so that I can return to the US to face a charge of absconding bail ONLY. This incident took place ten (10) years ago before I even considered becoming an artiste.

As you can understand, this is a difficult time for me, however during my time away, my fans will not be left with a void – there are several unreleased tracks that will definitely keep you “busy” until my return. I recently released my album Reggae Music Again, which debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Reggae charts. On my recent tour of Amsterdam and Paris, we shot elements for the video to the title track of the album. It features cameos from Marcia Griffiths, Queen Ifrica and Anthony B and that will be released in a couple of weeks.

For my fans overseas, my management team has been in dialogue with promoters who have all shown their support for me and my situation and for that I thank them.

For my family, you have stood by me through thick and thin and I know you will continue to do so. In my time away, I have made the necessary arrangements with my management team to have you taken care of until my return.

To my band. Hi-Voltage, you have toured the world with me and have been a tower of strength. Continue to make good music until I return, cause the mission will continue.

I know that my facebook page has been inactive for a while, but, starting this week, Shane Brown, head of Juke Boxx management team, will assume direct control of my twitter account – @busysignal_turf and my facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/OneBusySignal. I will be kept updated so please continue to send your love, support and prayers through these channels, as they keep me going.

To my legal team, KD Knight, Bert Samuels and Roxanne Mars, your positive words and unfailing belief and support in me and my case have made this situation a little easier to bear. Thank you very much.

Finally my friends, my fans and my family, thank you again from the depths of my heart. Please keep me in your prayers. “We not going down, cause God alone controls my destiny”

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The Live Reggae Vault Classics Experience #14 (NEW Venue)

Classic Dancehall, Dub, Ska, Conscious and Lover’s Rock Reggae will be featured all night by selectors and artists from Highlanda Sound System along with DJ Passport.  This all goes down Thursday, June 21st and every 3rd Thursday of the month at the all new reggae haven in the heart of the city, STUDIO No. 7 Bar & Lounge at 383 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA.

Music starts at 10pm so come early to enjoy FREE parking and FREE admission until 11pm with RSVP (Send Names To VaultClassics@gmail.com).  General Admission is $10.  This event is brought to you by Highlanda.net, Daflavaradio.comstudio7lounge.com, and thehonorarycitizen.com.

Exclusive Dovey Magnum Interview on Dancehall Now

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Dancehall star Dovey Magnum

Dovey Magnum

Dovey Magnum, the controversial upcoming female dancehall artist out of the ATL,  joins the Highlanda crew for this Dancehall Now episode.  Download “Kitty Tight,” Dovey Magnum’s hit single off of the Red Paint Riddim album produced by Bugsy Bam Bam of Daflavaradio.com.

Watch the Video of the in studio interview, DOWNLOAD Podcast Episode or Click Here to Listen Online Now

Alliance Next Generation (ANG) “Gone Yah Now” (Official Music Video)

Bounty Killer‘s new group Alliance Next Generation (ANG) members Iyara, Marlon Binns, Nymron and Patexxx doing the ANG anthem ‘Gone Yah Now’……

Alliance Next Generation (ANG) “Gone Yah Now” (Official Music Video)

Caribbean Film Festival 2012

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In Celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, all are invited to this year’s Caribbean Film Festival at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. Please see the information below. If you need the library’s address for GPS or Mapquest purposes, please use 126 Carnegie Way, Atlanta 30303.

   

Wednesdays in June at 6:00 PM

Pre-screening reception at 5:00 PM

Featured films will be:

June 6: Fire in Babylon

June 13: Calypso Dreams (Trinidad and Tobago)

June 20: Troubled Waters (St. Lucia)

June 27: Africa Unite (Jamaica)


Free and open to the public

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Central Library

One Margaret Mitchell Square

Atlanta, GA 30303

For more information call 404.730.1700

www.afpls.org

Jesse Royal Interview and NEW Mixtape, ‘Misheni’ Released

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Appropriately dubbed ‘Misheni’ (Swahili translation for ‘The Mission’), Jesse Royal releases his first compilation mixtape as a token for those not afraid to stand up for equality and justice.  This ‘stab inna babyon side’ serves as a prologue for The Royal One’s upcoming debut Ep, ‘Royally Speaking’.

‘Misheni’ features never before heard track, ‘Hotter The Battle’ (which is on XTM.Nation’s upcoming riddim, ‘Six String Cutlass’) as well as previously released material from ‘The Ever Loyal, Never Partial’ such as Least Deserve It, Loyal Soldier (ft. Lutan Fyah) and Bittersweet. Multiple interludes featuring personal words from Jesse create an exclusive element to the mixtape.

 

Top Rated New Single: 36 Bullets by Chrisinti

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Here is a new lyrical and vocal masterpiece in the one-drop reggae style.  New Beginnings For Reggae Artist Chrisinti Unleashing His Burning Passion For Reggae Music, Roots and Culture on ‘36 Bullets.’   For The Fans Out There Stay Tuned For More Good Music.  Listen to the Dancehall Now show live on Daflavaradio.com every Tuesday night from 6pm until 9pm EST to hear whats in store.

VIP Event for Atlanta Carnival ‘SUPA SOCA’ (Water, Colors, and Foam)

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A part of the Atlanta 2012 Carnival Weekend (Memorial Day Weekend) line-up, Supa Soca, Atlanta’s official wet fete boasts a formidable DJ line up of DJ Hotness, One Drop Sound, and Supa B along with the Highlanda Sound System.  Supa Soca takes place on Friday May 27th at Club Pisces (formerly The Aquarium) at 5471 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA.

Irish and Chin Solidifies Media Presence

World-renowned Dancehall promoters Irish and Chin have done it again, this time landing a weekly 6-hour block of airtime on radio, canvassing the Tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Together, with streaming live on their website http://www.irishandchin.com and other affiliates, Sound Chat Radio reaches thousands of listeners every Monday between 7-10pm EST and Tuesday from 5-8pm EST.

Sound Chat Radio went live in August 2011 and is the initiative of Garfield ‘Chin’ Bourne, one half of the company’s dynamic promotions duo — the other being Gilbert Murchison. Hosted by ‘Chin’, the shows thus far have scored prominent, exclusive guests, including major sound system players, legends and influential figures such as Bass Odyssey, Kilimanjaro, Black Kat, David Rodigan, Geefus, Tony Matterhorn, Downbeat, Fire Links, Black Scorpio, Jazzy T, King Jammy’s among others.

Meanwhile, top music personalities such as Cham, Lady Saw, Tifa, Elephant Man, Romain Virgo, I-Octane, Chris Martin, Lady G, Konshens, among others, have been hosted within the shows’ special interview feature called Chat Release. Other features of the shows include Singles Spotlight and Riddim Review, where newly released Dancehall/Reggae songs and rhythms as well as albums are highlighted, giving an opportunity to established as well as upcoming singers, deejays, producers to share their projects with Sound Chat Radio’s growing global audience.

Critical and controversial discussions are also a main feature of the shows’ objective such as those concerning the present state of the music. The opinions and overall experiences of Reggae/Dancehall’s industry stalwarts Donovan Germaine and Cleveland ‘Clevie’ Browne have been among the guests that continue to ensure that its programming is lively, constructive and valuable.

Sound Chat Radio has already become one of the top Caribbean programme on stations such as Red Hot and Road Block Radio. According to ‘Chin’, “It only made sense for us to further develop our media presence in order to truly capture and capitalize on what was already a huge fan following and still growing demand for the company via our branded events and promotions. So, extending to radio was a no brainer.”

Irishandchin.com has over 70 thousand registered users, earning the promoters an enviable database reach. Adding to this is their other major promotion of bringing top rated Jamaican plays to the Tri-State’s Jamaican Diaspora. Their next venture is “The Politician”, starring ‘Delcita’, ‘Shebada’, Michael ‘Stringbean’ Nicholson and Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley, written by Paul O. Beale, which is set for May 26th and 27th in Hartford, Connecticut and Queens, New York respectively.

The Irish and Chin brand is this year celebrating 15 years, during most of which they garnered respect for their heavily branded World Clash global sound system competition, as well as management of the Japanese sound system Mighty Crown who to date stands as the only sound system to have had major corporate contracts with multi-million dollar brands such as 5 sold out Nike shoe endorsements, 1 limited edition signature sneaker deal with Clae, a high end luxury footwear line based in California, and their latest being a partnership with the hugely popular Clarks.

CONTACT:

http://www.irishandchin.com

Sophia Brown Interviewed on Dancehall Now Episode 46

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Hot, multi-talented singer/song-writer Sophia Brown calls in from Jamaica to chat with the crew at Dancehall Now, as her single entitled “Tonight Is The Night,” was the number 1 song on the International Top Rated 8 countdown for two consecutive weeks.  Sophia Brown’s album ‘Catch Me If You Can’ broke into the top 100 on iTunes making her the first female reggae artiste this year to do so.

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