For all that he’s accomplished, Buju Banton has no desire to be referred to as a legend. He wants to be a vessel. The Gargamel, as he is affectionately known by his sprawling reach of fans across the globe, is guided by one directive: “My message is simple: peace and love,” he tells me over the phone. It’s one that functions as a beacon of hope through a rather grim time. In the days following our conversation, the murder of George Floyd, by ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, would spark a series of protests around the world. The public is frustrated…


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