Supreme has announced plans for two t-shirts paying homage to Jamaican reggae artist Buju Baton, who’s been on a come back trail since being released from prison in December 2018 after serving a seven-year prison sentence.
Reflecting on the 45-year-old Banton’s musical contributions, Supreme wrote, “Regarded as one of the most significant artists in Jamaican music, Buju Banton was born Mark Anthony Myrie in Kingston, Jamaica and rose to prominence in 1992. With his hard-edged albums Stamina Daddy and Mr. Mention, Banton cemented his musical career in the dancehall arena. He would later go on to break the record for No. 1 singles in Jamaica, previously held by Bob Marley.”
Along with the t-shirts, Supreme will also drop seven summer t-shirts featuring an array of graphics. The Bantu t-shirt is priced at $48 and the summer t-shirts are priced at $38.
The Banton t-shirts plus the summer t-shirts will be sold on Supreme’s web store plus the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Los Angeles, London and Paris stores at 11:00 AM on June 27, 2019. The same items will launch in Japan on June 29th.
Check out the t-shirts along with pricing information below. Supreme has previewed only one of the Banton t-shirts. The second one features the words “wake the world, tell its people” written in script.