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This comes just six months after Banton permanently banned ‘ Boom Bye Bye’ from his catalogue.

Though the 1992 controversial dancehall classic was not part of the album’s tracklist, however there are industry professionals who believe that the discredit as a result of its homophobic message may have delayed its achievement.

Among them is Bobby Digital, who produced ‘Til I’m Laid To Rest, the album’s second track.

For artistes like Buju Banton, who faced a great amount of backlash for Boom Bye Bye, he added, “All those things come into play. It was like a punishment – trying to make a mark in the earlier days when there was stigma on popular songs (and the genre).”

He noted that with the reggae icon’s return, there is much promotion to show how he has matured.

He also expressed that ‘ Til Shiloh’s RIAA gold certification was long overdue but that part of the wait was because many of the lyrics and messages were not easily understood by the US market.

Presented by: Talia Soares

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