Rasta Got Soul

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Rasta Got Soul
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ReleasedApril 21, 2009 (U.S.)
Genre Reggae
Label Gargamel Music
Buju Banton chronology
Too Bad
Rasta Got Soul
Before the Dawn

Rasta Got Soul is reggae, dancehall artist Buju Banton's ninth studio album. It was released on April 21, 2009. The album features the hit single "Magic City". The album received a Grammy nomination in the Best Reggae Album category. [1]


Critical reception

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Critic David Jeffries said for AllMusic that the album is "An instant classic released out of order. Rasta Got Soul could have been Buju Banton's 2004 album if an arrest for ganja possession hadn't sent the singer into exile" ending his positive review saying "Beyond recommended, this one is vital". [2]

Track listing

  1. "Hurt Us No More" - 5:28
  2. "Magic City" - 5:13
  3. "I Rise" - 5:10
  4. "Rastafari" - 6:03
  5. "I Wonder" - 4:44
  6. "A Little Bit of Sorry" - 4:01
  7. "Affairs Of The Heart" - 4:15
  8. "Lend a Hand" - 4:54
  9. "Optimistic Soul" - 4:15
  10. "Make You Mine" - 5:11
  11. "Mary" - 4:09
  12. "Bedtime Story" (featuring Wyclef Jean) - 4:09
  13. "Sense of Purpose" (featuring Third World) - 4:07
  14. "Be on Your Way" - 3:33
  15. "Lights Out" - 4:57
  16. "Mirror" (Bonus Track) - 4:10

Double LP - Track listing

Side A:

  1. "Hurt Us No More" - 5:28
  2. "Magic City" - 5:13
  3. "I Rise" - 5:10

Side B:

  1. "Rastafari" - 6:03
  2. "I Wonder" - 4:44
  3. "A Little Bit of Sorry" - 4:01

Side C:

  1. "Affairs Of The Heart" - 4:15
  2. "Lend a Hand" - 4:54
  3. "Optimistic Soul" - 4:15
  4. "Mary" - 4:09

Side D:

  1. "Make You Mine" - 5:11
  2. "Bedtime Story" (featuring Wyclef Jean) - 4:09
  3. "Sense of Purpose" (featuring Third World) - 4:07
  4. "Be on Your Way" - 3:33

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  1. "Nominees And Winners". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  2. 1 2 Allmusic review