FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2003 file photo, Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton poses at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in Miami. On his upcoming album "Before the Dawn," Banton crows about standing strong, though battered and bruised, in the face of a gathering darkness. The songs sound prophetic, as the four-time Grammy nominee recorded them before he was arrested on federal cocaine charges last December. The trial is scheduled to start Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in Tampa, Fla., a week before the album's U.S. release. He faces a possible life sentence if convicted. (AP Photo/Yesikka Vivancos, File)
February 22, 2011 1:29:51 PM PST
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -February 22, 2011 --
Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in 2009.