Busy Signal is alive and well but feeling some pain from a motorcycle crash in Columbia.
On Sunday the artiste posted a video showing off a massive new surface- wound on his right arm, and a smaller one on his left, which resulted from what is speculated to be a motorcycle mishap, which had just taken place, moments before, somewhere in Colombia. “It no cut deep, so it naw bleed,” one man is heard saying in the background, at the start of the video, while Busy Signal sits on a bench looking on.
“A jus s small rub,” another man behind the camera videotaping the Bumaye artiste, announces.
“A dem sittn yah a gwaan,” Busy said as he looked into the camera. “Rough a road, Columbia. See I get nice help from beautiful lady right here; nice help from di boss dem,” he said, while pointing to a lady who sat close by and a man who was walking by.
The artiste who was in good spirit laughed and joked for a few seconds before walking away. “Could be worst– Jah know Give thanks always…” he captioned the post.
Busy Signal’s misfortune comes just around the period in which he is expected to release his new Parts of the Puzzle album, which is to follow his recent string of singles, which includes, “Stay So” and “One Way.” The 40-year-old, whose given name is Reanno Gordon, emerged on the dancehall scene as a part of veteran deejay Bounty Killer’s Alliance crew just over a decade ago.
He gained global notoriety in following his co-appearance on the 2013 hit “Bumaye,” with his constant catchphrase “watch out fi dis” line being the most memorable part of the song. But Busy has endeared himself to many older Jamaicans, having proving himself a master of cover versions of oldies music, ranging from Country to gospel to Jamaican folk forms.
He sampled Kenny Rogers’s 1978 monster hit The Gambler in 2011; Rivers of Babylon originally recorded by The Melodians in 1969 and the traditional folk song When the Saints Go Marching In which dates back to 1896. In addition, he also covered I Ain’t Gonna Study War No More commonly known as Down by the Riverside, proving that Dancehall stretches way beyond gimmicks and “rudeboyism.”
Get well soon Busy Signal.