Buju Banton and John Legend collaborate on ‘Memories’

Buju Banton

After more than a decade,  reggae king Buju Banton and  R & B star John Legend have collaborated on a song.

It’s called Memories  and was released on Friday.

The love song is one of the singles from Banton’s upcoming album Upside Down, his first studio project since 2010’s Before the Dawn.

Grammy winners Legend and Banton first collaborated in 2009 on the song,  Can’t Be My Lover.

“I was so excited to collaborate with Buju on another song. He’s an icon, and this song is another classic,” Legend said in a statement.

Banton has released several singles since returning to the music industry following a federal prison stint in the United States that derailed his career. He was released in December 2018 after serving seven years on drug charges.

Banton said his time away contributed to his evolution and he hopes it can be heard through his new music.

Since being freed, Banton has made several career splashes. He signed a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company, released the songs Steppa and Trust, and was well-received during a comeback concert in his native Jamaica last year, marking one of the country’s largest shows with more than 30,000 attendees.