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    Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:03:51

    Buju Banton Cocaine Trial Starts - His album is due out next week, but he faces life in prison if convicted

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    The Associated Press reports that Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, a four-time Grammy nominee, started his trial on federal cocaine charges yesterday. Banton faces life in prison if convicted. His new album is due out next week. I am going to guess he is a little bit too tied up to be promoting the new platter, dubbed Before the Dawn.

    Banton recorded the album's 10 songs last year in Kingston, Jamaica, before his arrest at his Miami-area home on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. A grand jury indictment also charged him with carrying a firearm during the course of a drug trafficking crime. Translation: Banton is in a heap of trouble for trying to peddle drugs.

    Are you going to check out Before the Dawn?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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