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Buju Banton Wins Reggae Grammy On Eve Of Federal Court Date


Oh, so you heard Lady Gaga won three Grammys last night? And she threw a nod to Whitney Houston (and not Madonna)? Then maybe you also heard the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences also bestowed a one Buju Banton with an award, for Best Reggae Album, honoring his record Before The Dawn. Buju will be celebrating the honor today … in federal court in Tampa, where’s he’s due to appear on drug trafficking charges. His second trial kicks off today after his first one, five months ago, resulted in a hung jury. Congratulations on your big score!

On:           Feb 14, 2011
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    • Kev C

      And the award for best cocaine goes to ..

      Feb 14, 2011 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      Typical. But then again i though Mick Jagger looked rediculous so i might be out of the loop.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard

      First trial was on two counts. This trial has four counts and two more witnesses for the prosecution. These prosecutors have a 90% conviction rate. The jury will watch video of Banton sampling cocaine in the process of brokering a large cocaine purchase. Banton’s defense is essentially that he only talked about making drug deals to impress his new friends, and the US government “set him up.”

      I’ll be stunned if the jury acquits. Then again, it’s…Florida.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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