Buju Banton Releases New Single “Coconut Wata (Sip)”

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Gearing up for one more momentous period, GRAMMY® profitable, a number of Billboard chart-topping artist, and worldwide reggae icon Buju Banton returns to the dancehall on his intoxicatingly catchy new single entitled “Coconut Wata (Sip)”—out now by way of Gargamel Music/ Roc Nation Data Def Jam Recordings.

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A vibrant and catchy dancehall monitor that encourages listeners to remain constructive and resilient within the face of challenges, “Coconut Wata (Sip)” showcases Buju’s distinctive dancehall type, evolution, and lyrical prowess. Slinky keys set the tempo as Buju urges us to take a break from the stress life can convey and discover pleasure and peace within the easy issues:  “Whereas we a sip coconut water/Properly them jus a visit/ We glance on them and see/ How them ship Jus a dip.” The buoyant dancehall beat brushes up towards swaggering verses backed by string samples and sun-soaked sonic thrives.

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“Coconut Wata (Sip)” notably arrives on the heels of the worldwide banger “Excessive Life” that includes Snoop Dogg. With over one million whole streams, “Excessive Life” has garnered widespread essential acclaim.  Along with plugs from HYPEBEASTTMZ, and extra, REVOLT hailed it as “excellent for the stoners’ vacation, and HotNewHipHop proclaimed,  ‘Excessive Life’ is an ideal mixture of their respective types.” Rap Radar attested, “the Kingston-native and the O.G. from the L.B.C. unfold good vibes with the best herbs, and Rolling Stone summed it up greatest as “Bumping.

Buju continues to pave the highway in direction of a full-length follow-up to 2020’s universally acclaimed Upside Down 2020, which garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination within the class of “Finest Reggae Album” and earned rave “4-out-of-5 star” opinions on either side of the pond from The Guardian and Rolling Stone, respectively.

Igniting 2023 with a bang, Buju joined Beres Hammond in live performance on New Yr’s Day at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Priory, St. Ann, Jamaica. It stood as the primary time these two reggae stars headlined a live performance collectively on the island. Plus, it adopted his return to the worldwide stage with a much-lauded efficiency at Kingston’s Famed Nationwide Stadium.

The Lengthy Stroll to Freedom Live performance was one of many greatest music occasions in Jamaica’s historical past and was the launching pad for the tour of the identical title. Relive the monumental second from the history-making Lengthy Stroll to Freedom Live performance right here: https://bujubanton.me/lwtf 

In 2020, he signed to Roc Nation and dropped “Steppa” and “Belief,” paving the way in which for Upside Down 2020. The latter featured collaborations with Stephen Marley, John Legend, Pharrell, and Stefflon Don. Making waves worldwide, he notably notched his fourth profession GRAMMY® nomination for the album.

Buju’s GRAMMY® profitable album Earlier than the Daybreak was launched in 2010. Prior, he unveiled information at a prolific tempo, starting along with his debut in 1992. Amongst many highlights, 1995’s Til Shiloh was licensed Gold by the RIAA. He has been described by the Related Press as “some of the revered acts in reggae.” Furthermore, The FADER hailed him as “a nationwide hero, happening to elaborate, “Buju Banton, born Mark Myrie, is extra Jamaican than jerk hen, Purple Stripe beer, and a croaking lizard mixed. He’s as a lot a singer as he is a trademark of Jamaican tradition.