(LOOP TT) – The internet has been buzzing with talk of reggae icon Buju Banton teaming up with American record executive DJ Khaled for a new track.
The ‘We the Best Music’ head is working on his forthcoming album, Father of Asahd, and flew to Jamaica by private jet to enlist the help of the ‘Gargamel’ to add a few touches to the project.
Buju Banton is just getting back in the studio following his return home after serving eight years in US prison on drug-related charges.
Khaled, in a series of posts to Instagram, shared photos of himself and Buju in the studio and sitting next to each other on a bench “holding a firm meditation”.
Khaled’s friendship with Buju, as well as his association with reggae and dancehall music, stretches as far back to the 1990s when he often visited Jamaica to play at events, particularly the Fully Loaded series of beach parties organised by Solid Agency.
He has also worked with artistes such as Mavado and Sizzla, and is also a big friend of Bounty Killer.
DJ Khaled has always represented for reggae and dancehall music and has done a lot to get other hip-hop celebrities to listen to the artform; for instance, he got Diddy to share a video dancing to music from Richie Spice with his twins to his 9.6 million followers on Instagram. Khaled was also seen in the footage.
Meanwhile, Buju Banton fans eagerly await the release of new music from the reggae icon amid reports that he has already started working with ace producers such as Stephen Marley and Steven ‘Lenky’ Marsden.