For those of you who were around for the Buju Banton controversy which rocked the Mateel and later northern Humboldt – this is major!  Banton is removing Boom Boom Bye from his catalog and promises not to perform it again.

This could actually save the genre of Reggae – if others follow his lead.

Here are some of the old posts.  One.  TwoThree.  Four.

“I recognize that the song has caused much pain to listeners, as well as to my fans, my family and myself. After all the adversity we’ve been through I am determined to put this song in the past and continue moving forward as an artist and as a man,” he continued. “I affirm once and for all that everyone has the right to live as they so choose. In the words of the great Dennis Brown, ‘Love and hate can never be friends.’ I welcome everyone to my shows in a spirit of peace and love. Please come join me in that same spirit.”