Many might wonder where Busy Signal has been, but his manager, Shane Brown, says his partial absence from the local scene is due to his busy schedule overseas, and work being done on his upcoming reggae album.
Brown said the artiste has two dancehall songs on the Bad Acid rhythm, Real Star Gyal and We Nah Dweet, and another two on the Dancehall Pull Up rhythm; Can’t Tickle Me and Nuh Bwoy. These songs, he said, have been getting airplay.
However, he said Busy Signal’s focus is on his reggae album that will be released in February.
“Busy is doing a 100 per cent reggae album and Jamaican radio stations throw away reggae music. Collectively, we are in the studio working on this album and finishing Romain’s (Romain Virgo) album too; both of which are due early next year,” he said.
He continued, “One of the biggest problems is that he has been booked to leave Jamaica every Friday for the rest of the year from the start of summer.”
Brown said he has done shows in Europe, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica and numerous other locations. Busy Signal also has upcoming shows in Antigua, Grenada and Ghana. From Christmas Day to early January, he said the artiste will be in Africa.
Meanwhile, Brown said the album will have work from musicians and producers like himself, Busy Signal, Donovan Germain, Kirkledove, Monty and Aeion Hoilett from C-Sharp Band and Kevon Webster.
But, he also said he does expect much success locally.
“I don’t expect much of Jamaica because most of Jamaican media don’t support reggae music. It’s a shame that we don’t play reggae music and overseas support it 100 per cent. When local selectors go overseas they can’t play like how they play in Jamaica, dem haffi drop in some reggae. We throw away the roots so therefore the tree cannot grow.”Tweet