Vybz Kartel was grabbed on Sept 30, 2011, the same day dancehall became imprisoned. According to the self-proclaim Worl’Boss, dancehall songs has seen a constant decrease since his imprisonment because other dancehall artists have not stepped up to his level.
With a new album Kartel Forever: Trilogy now in stores, Vybz Kartel
is warming up to the media more and holding nothing back, especially not
his beef with the Jamaican justice system.
But this time the dancehall star has some scathing remarks for his fellow dancehall artists.
“Dancehall is in jail,” Vybz Kartel told The Voice’s Life
& Life. “And although the fact remains that if I die tomorrow,
dancehall will continue, it’s also a fact that the next artiste to bring the energy, panache, and ‘vybz’ to dancehall, isn’t here yet.”
“Look for yourself,” Kartel said. “Since I’ve been in jail, reggae has taken over because it’s a refreshing alternative
to dancehall for the young kids who realise the artistes of dancehall
are just recycling Kartel lyrics and flow. It’s pathetic.”
Vybz Kartel second murder trial Starts on November 18. The former Portmore Empire head will stand trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
Asked what he intends to do first when he is released from prison,
“Well, that goes without saying: Spend time with my family.
Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I put family over
everything. Then after that, music!”
Himself frustrated with the Jamaican legal system, Kartel says he
wants his fans to know that his two-year. incarceration is an act of
Do you think dancehall has declined since Vybz Kartel arrest?