Gaza artistes remain loyal to Kartel
After maintaining a strong presence in dancehall for the majority
of 2012 despite incarceration, followers of Vybz Kartel still remain
loyal to him, even hailing him as another potential king of dancehall.
According to some members of his PG 13 camp, his coronation is obvious based on his strong presence in the dancehall.
Former road manager for Vybz Kartel, Calvin ‘Moonie’ Haye,
believes the demand for Kartel’s music by dancehall fans is testament he
rules dancehall’s kingdom.
“Vybz Kartel still has a presence in the dance and if his songs
aren’t played its like nuh dance naah keep and it’s the same for radio,
so Vybz Kartel is the king of dancehall, a di people dem a sey suh.
Right now a lot of artiste cyah find nuh hit because Vybz Kartel deh a
jail and dem used to bridge his ideas, a one boss and anymore boss a
basket,” Moonie said.
Dancehall singjay Gaza Slim also shared a similar view. She
believes everybody is entitled to their opinions and their biases.
However, she is sticking with Vybz Kartel because he is deserving of the
“To how the crowd see it Vybz Kartel is the king of dancehall, he
is the world boss, he is everything. From Vybz Kartel absent yu see
anything badda dan him? It’s like yu cooking curried goat without the
curry. Vybz Kartel is the flavour of dancehall suh a him fi get king a
di dancehall title,” she continued.
“Mi nuh know nothing bout some artiste. Dem have dem opinion, but
in my opinion Vybz Kartel is the King. Him deh jail and still a run di
place and a dem should a run di place. If yu guh to a party and yu nuh
hear nuh Vybz Kartel di people dem a guh cuss. Vybz Kartel will not even
be surprised by the title because him know sey him a di baddest,” Gaza
Producer Elvis Redwood believes Vybz Kartel has earned himself a huge and loyal fan base due to his versatility.
“He is just versatile and he doesn’t do one kind of music, he has
girl songs, social commentary, bad songs and he holds the people by
doing all forms of music. For 2013 we just hope he gets bail and
continue to put out good music,” Redwood said.