Buju was arrested in 2009 and convicted in 2011 of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense, although the judge dropped a weapons charge.

He was initially sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Buju has collaborated with several Hip Hop artists during the course of his career. In 1999, he teamed up with Terror Squad on “Rudeboy Salute.” Four years prior to that, he was featured on 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G’s posthumous collaborative cut, “Runnin’ (From The Police).”