Its up and exposed. Jamaicans are finally learning who the much talked about ‘high profile Jamaican entertainer’ who was up for an extradition warrant in relation to he Christopher Dudus Coke saga, is. Not too long (this Monday afternoon) ago popular dancehall artiste, Busy Signal, whose real name in Reanno Glendale Gordon, was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport. He was picked up just as he stepped off a flight from the United Kingdom returning from a tour in Amsterdam.
Its been months that the media houses have been running reports that a prominent entertainer was under the radar of the United States to be extradited, and tongues have been wagging.
Jamaicans were surprised that Busy Signal whose song ‘Jamaica Love‘ (to the tunes of Forever Young), and Swag Tun Up are popular was identified as the sought out high profile artist in the 2 years since Dudus own arrest.
Busy Signal originally hails from St Ann, but has lived in communities related to Tivoli Gardens such as West Kingston community, Tivoli Gardens, Papine, Spanish Town.
OH HE’S REALLY BEEN BUSY
It seems he was ‘Busy’ being linked to the operations of extradited West Kingston crime lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, who is now awaiting sentencing in the United States on racketeering charges. Coke’s sentencing hearing begins in New York May 22.
According to reports, the loved Busy Signal has been suspected of using false identification while traveling. The artiste’s real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon but travels under the name Reanno Devon Gordon. The Busy Signal has been accused of fleeing the United States in October 2002, before he could be convicted on a cocaine charge, police reports claim. He has been under US radar since.
Busy Signal, received bail on said cocaine charge in March in 2002, and allegedly removed his ankle bracelet, which American law enforcement officials had been using to track him before fleeing to Jamaica. A few years later he recorded Nah Go A Jail Again and swayed many. An exciting career and passionate to earn to assist a few Jamaicans back home, led him across various continents mainly Europe and Africa while he intentionally avoided entering the United States of America.
Thursday the Busy Signal is slated to learn his fate regarding extradition at the Half-Way-Tree Magistrate’s Court. If extradited, he’ll be the first high profile Jamaican to be surrendered to American authorities in the two year since the arrest of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.
Busy Signal who recently released his all-Reggae album, is popular for is renowned for several classics such as Step Out, Nah Go a Jail Again, These Are The Days, One More Night and Night Shift. The new album Reggae Music Again already since its release copped a top 5 spot on the US Billboard Reggae Chart.
QUESTION: Should entertainers who are involved in crime be promoted for the good they are doing with their arts expressions? Should their career be followed and reported on?
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