This week both Buju Banton and Vybz Kartel will be releasing long awaited albums, Upside Down 2020 by Buju Banton and Of Dons and Divas by Vybz Kartel. While this is normally something to look forward to, what makes these releases so significant is the fact that the albums will be coming out on the exact same day which is June 26, 2020. This has fans a lot more excited than usual, and also wondering who will win?
Most fans are simply happy that they have new music to listen too. Others say it comes down to whether you prefer Reggae over Dancehall music. Then you have the guest’s stars. On this albums Vybz Kartel has brought in people like Sikka Rhymes, Skillibeng, Daddy1 and Lisa Hyper.
While this is a great roster of stars, Buju Bantons album features international guests like Pharrell Williams, Stephen Marley and John Legend.
According to industry insiders, this doesn’t have to be an either-or thing. There’s no reason why attention should be divided between the stars. These artists are not necessarily catering to the same audience, and if they can get good promotion there’s no reason why their albums shouldn’t do equally well.