In the Jamaica Observer Buju Banton expressed the view that Bob Marley is not the greatest Jamaican musician and that this fixation on the reggae icon has hurt the growth of the music.
check out the story and give us your feedback. Banton respects Marley’s music but argued that calling him the greatest logically implies that no better can follow.
“I want Jamaican music to be seen not through the pretext of some man that died 20 years ago, but as a pretext of a living being, working earnestly. If man cannot do what others have done in these times we might as well die,” he told a mixed crowd at the launch of Rasta Got Soul his new album at the University of the West Indies on Thursday. “You know they say that the greatest musician in Jamaica is Bob Marley.
I don’t believe that, because we have greater musicians to come. Bob was the most promoted. And well promoted and we have to appreciate that because its our culture but don’t kill our culture with one living one. Enough is enough.” Do you agree?