IrishandChin Inc scored another industry exclusive on Sept 25th when Busy Signal’s manager Shane Brown called in to Sound Chat Radio which aired on Road Block Radio and spoke with host Chin on a number of issues affecting the deejay at present including his sentencing, life in a US prison, his health, the state of his music among other exclusive information concerning their artiste-manager relationship. See more on http://www.irishandchin.com
Internationally-acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Mavado has finally made his long-awaited return to Jamaica, but despite being back home, he’s making sure to watch his back at every turn.
According to reports, Mavado may be the subject of a ‘hit’ given his return to the island and has been beefing up his security detail and entourage to ensure his safety at all costs. This after the prominent singjay was reportedly the intended target during a shooting outside Bounty Killer’s birthday party at the QUAD nightclub in Kingston, which left his close friend, Conroy ‘Connie’ Edwards shot and eventually killed. Soon thereafter, Mavado revealed in an interview that the bullet which ended up killing ‘Collie’ was indeed meant for him while hinting that undercover police officers may have been in on the plot.
Last summer, following the re-acquiring of his United States visa and his subsequent deal with DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group, Mavado reportedly relocated to the U.S. where he’s since toured and strengthened his international appeal with several collaborations featuring Akon (Survivor), Ace Hood (Emergency) and the aforementioned DJ Khaled (Suicidal Thoughts).
With embattled Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Busy Signaljust under two months away from regaining his freedom, the entertainer’s esteemed manager has illustrated a very thought-provoking picture of his client’s prison experience.
Busy Signal was slapped a six month sentence last week Friday for absconding bail in relation to a 2002 drug case in the American state of Minnesota. However, given that the Reggae Music Againsinger had already served time in Jamaica and the United States in relation to the matter, presiding judge, Donovan W. Frank ruled that Busy Signal would be released on November 21 and will subsequently be given 45 days to leave the North American country.
But before Busy can one again return to his musical exploits, the internationally acclaimed singjay will be focused on regaining full health after a rigorous stay at the Sherbourne County Jail in Minnesota. In an interview with Irish and Chin Inc. radio outlet, Sound Chat Radio, Busy’s manager, Shane Brownpainted a grim picture of his client’s life behind bars, revealing that the entertainer would only be fed fish once a week, would never see sunlight and has lost considerable weight and energy while in jail.
“Busy has lost quite a bit of weight…closer to 12-15 pounds. He’s very weak and he’s not eating right ‘cause Busy just prefer to hol’ it and eat some crackers and some juice fi all a week straight,” he said.
The outlook seems to be getting brighter for embattled Dancehall/Reggae megastar, Busy Signal as not only will the singjay secure freedom within a matter of months, he could also perform in the country where’s he’s currently incarcerated.
Busy Signal was sentenced to six months in prison for absconding bail during a hearing in the American state of Minnesota last week Friday. The charge of absconding bail was in relation to a 2002 court case where the prominent entertainer faced a drug charge.
However, with time served considered by the presiding judge, Donovan W. Frank,Busy Signal will only spend an additional two months in the Minnesota-based Sherbourne County Jail and ,as a result, the prominent entertainer faces a November 21 date when he’s scheduled to be released from prison.
According to Busy Signal’s manager, Shane Brown, in an interview with Billboard.biz just minutes after the sentencing, the Nah Go Jail Again singer feels relieved that he’ll be back on the streets very soon.
“Busy felt like he was in prison for the last 10 years; all he could think about when he went to sleep was this situation so today is a milestone for us because now he is mentally free,” Brown said.
Originally, Busy Signal, who pled guilty to a charge of failure to appear in court in July after being extradited from Jamaica, was potentially facing a prison term of anywhere between 12-18 months. However, Brown credits the diligence of Minnesota-based attorney, William Mauzy, who represented the artiste during his legal proceedings.