The artiste was arrested in a high profile and much publicized case, for skipping a pending court case, ten years ago in the United States. Friends and family hoped that he would be dealt with fairly and he surely was, as he was eventually given a six month sentence.
The judge felt that he was indeed a good man based on his otherwise clean history,and the positive impact he had on fans worldwide through his music.
Posted on Busy Signal’s Twitter, were a few pictures of the artiste as he arrived at the airport, with his very attentive Manager, Shane Brown and fellow artiste Elephant Man.
The tweet read, ‘Guess who is back. God is GOOD!’.
and another with his brothers, as his hands were clasped and he looked to the sky, ‘Turf and his brothers reunited! God is good!’
Busy fans and family should be happy as according to our reliable source, he was only issued a six month sentence, despite the fact that Minnesota sentencing guidelines would have seen him with up to 18 months imprisonment for his charge of absconding bail.
His manager Shane Brown, told the Observer that the judge was impressed with the positive change in the artiste. He said: “He was very happy with the type of artiste he is. The judge had the lyrics to Nah go Jail Again in front of him and liked the fact that Busy was part of school programmes in Jamaica.”
Sometime ago his lawyer, Bill Mauzy told the Associated Press that the team was going to ask for a lesser sentence than the possible 18 months, but did not disclose how much time they were requesting.
Busy Signal was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica shortly after returning from a European tour. After the first court hearing in Jamaica, where he was denied bail Busy and his legal team opted to waive extradition rights and face the US courts instead.
This is surely great news for the Reggae and Dancehall fraternity, fans, friends and family. Two months ago his girlfriend gave birth to a bouncing baby boy….the well loved artiste will be home very soon, having only about two months left to serve in prison
It is being reported that popular International Dancehall artiste Busy Signal has been arrested for a Narcotics offence committed back in 2002 in Minnesota, United States.
This follows recent news of the success of his newly released album, ‘Reggae Again‘ already making it to Top Ten on the Billboard charts.
Sources say Busy was held immediately after he landed in Kingston(May 21, 2012), Jamaica, having just returned from a recent tour in Amsterdam.
Some time ago it was being highly discussed that a high profile entertainer was under watch for being in connection with the operations of extraditied Jmaican Crime Drug Lord Dudus Coke, which led to rumors surfacing that Gordon was indeed the unnamed person of interest, and the reason for his arrest.
It is also reported that he has been operating under a false name for the past decade, and his real name is actually Glendale Goshia Gordon. We will keep you posted on this….Sad day in Dancehall and Reggae News plz say it aint so
Busy is set to make his first court appearance on May 24th at the Half Way Tree Magistrate’s Court, where he will be represented by the Law firm of Queens Counsel, K D Knight.(Knight, Junor and Samueals)
(Via MTV News)
The warrant is apparently the result of a decade-old charge for drug conspiracy in the state of Minnesota. The arrest of the 33-year-old took place May 21 at at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, after Signal, real name Glendale Goshia Gordon, had just arrived from London after playing shows in both Paris and Amsterdam.
The original arrest of Gordon was for traveling using false identification documents. Police claimed that his passport listed his name was Reanno Devon Gordon, which led to his detention as a fugitive for the decade-old drug-related warrant.
The warrant includes charges for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, three counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine (level 4) and a possession charge with intent to distribute. The level 4 distinction indicates that the accused planned to distributed no less than five kilograms of cocaine.
According to the Associated Press, Busy’s first appearance in court is schedule for this Thursday (May 24). He will appear at the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate court in Kingston.
by Natalie Monique
Dancehall fans can look forward to an earlier than previously stated release date for Busy Signal’s brand, new ‘Reggae Music Again’ album. The 17-track album was originally set to be released April 24th, however the producers, VP Records have confirmed that due to overwhelming demand, they have pushed forward the release to April 10th. The album will be available both digitally on I Tunes and Amazon, and in Caribbean stores on this new date, while the US in-store release date (April 24) remains the same.
Busy is known for his hardcore, dancehall vibe with popular hit songs, such as ‘Jail’, ‘Pon De Edge’, ‘These Days’, ‘Tic Toc’, and this album promises to deliver an even greater eclectic blend, displaying the growth of the artiste; producers promise that fans can expect a ‘new’ varied vibe on this album. A recent release states, the Deejay will be emerging as a ‘charismatic Roots Reggae artiste’.
Busy has previously released cover songs, outside of his beknown Dancehall style, such as 1985 Commodores ‘Night Shift’, ‘Come Over’ and Phil Collins ‘One More Night’ which stormed the airwaves local and abroad, and based on the overwhelming response, already proving his versatility in diversifying his music. According to our source, the artiste said, ‘Being a Jamaican, I feel like it is my duty to highlight and contribute to reggae music, and with the encouragement of my management and musicians who played on this record, it all came together…this album is like a renaissance for me, a rebirth – reggae style.”
In addition to the full-length album, VP Records will also release a vinyl companion piece, entitled REGGAE Music Dubb’n Again, available April 17. A few tracks from the album were previously leaked online, however, VP Records has since then posted an audio clip of the artiste expressing his thoughts on recording his soon-to-be-released Reggae album, and an official preview of a couple tracks (below)
Hmm, is this a permanent switch from Dancehall to Reggae for one of Jamaica’s leading entertainers?….guess time will tell:) A line from one of his songs, “..these are the things that make a Deejay wanna sing…same Busy different hits, with different messages…” Hmm…Dancehall Music loves Busy but, hey whichever way, def looking forward to checking this out, a talented Caribbean brother taking the Caribbean to the world!
“Reggae Music Again’ Track Listing
1. Busy Thoughts Positive Music
2. Run Whey
3. Modern Day Slavery
4. Reggae Music Again
5. Come Over (Missing You)
6. Royal Night
7. Kingston Town
8. 119 ft. Anthony Red Rose and Joe Lick Shot
9. Fire Ball
11.Running from the Law ft. Romain Virgo and Esco Levi
12.Busy Thoughts Music from the Heart
14.Part of Life
16.Comfort Zone Acoustic remix
17.Busy Thoughts My Intention
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