HOT TRACKS: Also dropping new records soon: Richie Spice, who is putting out Soothing Sounds: Acoustic via Tad’s Records on Oct. 23 and fellow reggae virtuoso Wayne Wonder, whose My Way comes out on VP Records Nov. 20.
CRY FREEDOM: The game needs Busy Signal. And, as it turns out, the embattled deejay could be back behind the mic as soon as Xmas. Despite the six-month jail term he recently received in Minnesota for absconding bail on drug charges dating back to 2002, the entertainer could be a free man within the next 60 days. “He lost a substantial amount of weight,” explains his US-based attorney William Mauzy, “and it's an ordeal he is looking forward to being over.”