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  • Vybz Kartel’s “Dancehall Royalty” EP Debuts On US Current Reggae Albums Chart

    Vybz Kartel scores a top ten debut on the US Reggae Album Chart with his new project, Dancehall Royalty.

    It seems nothing can keep the Worl’Boss down. Even from behind bars, the veteran dancehall artiste continues to dominate the genre. His latest work, Dancehall Royalty, which features a five-song set that was released on January 8, has debuted at number two on the sales-driven US Current Reggae Albums chart.

    Vybz Kartel’s latest work, which features his son Likkle Vybz, Renee 630, and Sikka Rymes, also entered the streaming-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart at number 36. The US Current Reggae Albums chart is used to assess the top-selling albums based on data from Nielsen Music/MRC Data. According to the current ranking on the chart, Stick Figure’s World on Fire is the top album.

    According to the chart, Dancehall Royalty sold 161 copies in its opening week. This is another chart that Vybz Kartel’s music does well on, as this is his second album to make it. In July 2020, his album Of Of Dons and Divas earned the top place on the charts. He was hoping for a Grammy nomination for that one.

    Other notable movements on the chart include Higher Place by Skip Marley, which moved down to the number three position, while Afrikan Blood the album released by various reggae artistes moved up three places to number four on the chart. Buju Banton’s Upside Down 2020 was removed from number three to number five, and another various artistes collaboration, When Jah Shall Come, released by London-based Pressure Sounds Records, claimed the sixth spot.

    Coastin by Iration is at number seven while Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica: Reggae Collector’s Edition is at eight. While in the other notable chart, the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Bob Marley and the Wailers record an impressive 54th week in the number one spot with Legend. Shaggy’s Boombastic Collection: The Best of Shaggy by Shaggy comes in second while World on Fire by Stick Figure claimed the third spot.


  • Vybz Kartel’s Henchman Sikka Rymes Diss Intence In New Track, Intence Respond

    Sikka Rymes is firing back at Intence on Vybz Kartel’s behalf.

    Following an online subliminal spat with Intence aiming at Vybz Kartel, Sikka Rymes intervened to return the diss to the “Go Hard” deejay. The beef traces back to when Kartel took to social media to raise suspicions about artists who pay for streams on platforms like YouTube. Though the deejay never addressed anyone directly, Intence appeared to be responding to his statement when he suggested that he should “go to bed.”

    Sikka Rymes talked to the STAR about the beef after swiftly dropping a diss track for Intence called “Dem Nuh Bad.” “I don’t know how it start, but him seh something bout mi daddy, and mi jump inna the war,” the dancehall artist said. “Kartel questioned if some artistes were buying views on YouTube, and some man tek it up on dem head and style di Teacha bout some man mus guh a dem bed. So if a man nuh call him (Intence) name, him muss guilty if him tek it up pan him head. Kartel can’t answer, so I have to answer.”

    The deejay went on to explain that he was well aware of what it takes to clash in dancehall and is more than ready. “People don’t have nothing a do right now, so they have all time and ears to listen to war songs. Man born for this, so it nah tek wi no time fi rub him out,” he said. “Back in the days with my group called Elite Squad, I used to do clashes every day, so this is nothing new to me,” he continued. “Clash a part a dancehall, and people don’t have to worry about this getting violent cause we both lock up inna wi house a do music and quarantine.”

    Though Sikka is inviting the clash, Intence is not interested in being a part of it. According to his manager, they are more focused on building his profile. “Right now we just a focus on building our thing,” he told the STAR. “We hear it but we nah respond. We and dem nah have nothing,” he added about Sikka Rymes’ new diss track for Intence.

    According to the STAR, Intence’s lack of interest has not discouraged Sikka. Vybz Kartel’s protege says he still intends to shoot a music video for the new track – while observing social distancing and other safety precautions of course. The visuals should give the song a huge boost so let’s see if Intence will stick to his word and not respond after that.


  • Ninjaman Waiting On Vybz Kartel Appeal To Weigh His Options

    Ninjaman is weighing his options to appeal but seems its heavily dependent on the outcome of Vybz Kartel appeal.

    The dancehall icon is two months into his life sentence and already he is considering filing an appeal for a new trial. Sources told Urban Islandz that Ninjaman felt like he was never given a fair trial and the prosecution used a witness who he feels wasn’t credible. Additionally, he thinks that his murder conviction was the authority’s way of sending a message amidst the rapid rise in crime rate across the island.

    “They set an example out of him purely because he is a famous entertainer, it was almost like they used his old sins against him,” a rep for Ninjaman told us. “Was that fair for him, of course not. It’s like getting convicted even before the trial started.”

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    Now that Ninjaman and his attorney are weighing his appeal options, one of the things that they discussed is Vybz Kartel upcoming appeal trial which is set for July this year after being pushed by from February. Ninja’s lawyer, Valerie Neita-Robertson is also one of the lawyers on Vybz Kartel’s case.

    “Being that they are two high profile artists, the system will want to keep them locked up to send a message,” sources said. “Although both cases are totally different, the fact that they’re two big-name entertainers, the system will treat them different, they will have a tougher trial because of the added press around their cases. The government will not want to look bad on the world stage. Remember these two cases made headlines around the world, so think about how bad they will look if both of them walk free on appeal.”

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    Vybz Kartel’s attorneys were the ones who asked the appeal court judge for more time to prepare for the case. We’re told that Ninjaman trial also played a role in that decision, the lawyers felt like that case was too close to the appeal trial and would be too fresh in the judges minds.

    The lawyers know that they will have to present a near-perfect case and even then, they still have an uphill battle to prove Vybz Kartel’s innocence. “Kartel is at a disadvantage any way you look at it but yet still he has a stronger case than Ninjaman so it makes perfect sense that he would want to wait on the outcome of that case to make his next move,” his rep added. “The worst case scenario is they both spend the rest of their lives in prison.”

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    Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was sentenced to prison for life for murdering his friend Clive “Lizard” Williams. His protege Shawn Storm, and friends Kahira Jones and Andre St John were also convicted and sent to prison for life. The aced dancehall star will have to serve 35 years before being eligible for parole. In contract, Ninjaman, real name Desmond Ballentine, will have to serve 25 years before getting a parole hearing. By then both artists will be in their 70s.


  • Beenie Says He Makes 5 Songs Per Week Talks Spice & Legacy In Dancehall

    Beenie Man says he is one of the hardest working deejays in dancehall even after so many years.

    The dancehall legend also made it clear that he has nothing against Spice despite their running last year. During a sit down on Nightly Fix, Beenie Man opened up about a number of topics including his legacy and current status in dancehall. The deejay insisted that he is still the king of dancehall because he isn’t baptized.

    One of the criticisms of Beenie Man and other older deejays in the business is that they still feel the need to compete with the younger generation of artists. When asked about that top, Beenie strongly pushed back against the assumption saying he doesn’t compete with any other artists in the business but still work hard because that is naturally who he is.

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    “The problem is I cannot go a week without making five songs, I will be a mad man,” the Doc said. “Listen, music just come by the beat, you hear the beat and lyrics start build, so every beat that plays in the studio you build a different song for it. It’s not competing, this is my job, this is what I do, I make music, so without me making music then me at my yard sit down a watch TV or a play game and I don’t do that.”

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    On whether or not he is taking away attention from younger artists, Beenie Man said, “This is the problem with dancehall music, why one man have to get all the glory, why everybody cannot get them own glory?”

    “Alkaline have him own fans, Vybz Kartel have him own fans, Popcaan have him own fans, everybody have them own fans, so everybody is getting them own glory,” he continues. “Why is it that I am a threat to everybody? Because you is that man fan and you want that man to be where I am? Two entity can’t hold the same space one of us is going to blow up. Each and every individual in music have their own space, have them own respect and have them own time.”

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  • Tommy Lee Sparta Visits Vybz Kartel In Prison For First Time

    Tommy Lee Sparta finally visits Vybz Kartel in prison.

    Kartel’s right hand man Sikka Rymes confirmed that he brought the “Soul Reaper” deejay to visit the Worl’Boss at GP yesterday and everything went smooth. We’re told that Sean Kingston was the middleman who asked Kartel to make peace with Tommy Lee Sparta and then Rymes organized the visit. DancehallHipHop reached out to the Sparta deejay’s camp for a comment and was told that the meetup was in the works since last month.

    “It’s something that’s been in the pipeline for a few weeks now because that’s how the system work, you have to book a visit way in advance, you can’t just show and expect to see someone,” a rep for the deejay told us. “Tommy Lee and Vybz Kartel have a long history, they have been very close friends for years so a lot of what has been reported in the media doesn’t accurately reflect their true relationship. Tommy has a lot of respect for Kartel who first brought him to the forefront of music.”

    This marks the first time that Tommy Lee Sparta is visiting Vybz Kartel in prison since his incarceration in 2011. We’re told that they spoke about the state of the music and catch up on old times. “They just sat down and chop it up like old times.” In an interview last September, Sparta spoke about his legal troubles and how his association with Vybz Kartel has caused him problems in his career.

    “I feel like they put something on my name,” he said. “Every time I try to travel, they treat me different, like I am some bomber. When they run my passport, Vybz Kartel business comee up and everything. They are acting like I am involved in certain things and pure red lines come up on my documents at the airports.

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  • XXXTentacion Says A Vybz Kartel Collaboration Coming

    XXXTentacion and Vybz Kartel on the same track should be fire.

    The South Florida rapper, who previously claimed he has some Jamaican roots, announced on Instagram last night that he has a collaboration coming out with the incarcerated dancehall star. Rappers wanting to collaborate with Vybz Kartel is nothing new and in fact, over the last few months, we’ve heard rumors of artists like Drake and Cardi B wanting to get the World Boss on a track. The difference here is that this announcement is coming directly from the artist and not some unnamed source tipping off the media.

    “Vybz Kartel featuring XXXTentacion, coming soon, lol only the Jamaicans and Hispanics know what i’m talking about!” X wrote on IG stories. XXXTentacion worked with Sizzla Kalonji on his “My Girl” single last year, but if this new single materialized, it will be the first time the “Look At Me” rapper and Vybz Kartel are working together.

    Last year XXXTentacion blast Drake for tapping into dancehall for his last two albums saying that he is way more Jamaican than Drake claims to be because his family is mostly from Kingston. There could be some truth to the story since X is from Lauderhill in South Florida where there is a strong Jamaican contingent.

    Vybz Kartel is currently serving a life sentence for murder but is still putting out a ton of new music from behind bars. XXXTentacion currently has a mountain of legal troubles and is currently under house arrest while he awaiting trial for kidnapping and assaulting a pregnant woman. In December, he was slapped with 15 new charges for tampering with a witness when he defied court orders and contacted his ex-girlfriend who is the victim in his case. Like Vybz Kartel, X is facing some serious time behind bars if he is found guilty of the charges.


  • Alkaline, Popcaan, Aidonia Leads 2018 Your View Awards Nominees

    Alkaline, Popcaan, and Aidonia leads the 2018 Your View Awards nominees.

    The YVA has rebranded this year to Your View Award and the producers are promising a bigger and better show set for February 24. The Your View Award is already stirring up some controversies with a major snub to Vybz Kartel due to some changes in the eligibility rules. Alkaline lead the list of nominees this year with six nods including Hottest Summer Song (Red Eye), Favorite Local and International artist, and other categorgies like Chart Topper and Collaboration.

    Popcaan and Aidonia each have four nominations including nods in some of the same categories as Alkaline which means that the three of them are going head to head against each other for some of the most coveted trophies. Several other local acts who have done well in dancehall and reggae over the past year have received nominations including Spice, Shenseea, Mavado, Chronixx, Sean Paul, and more.

    There are some rules for some categories in case you’re wondering why some artists didn’t get included for new categories like Album of the Year and Music Video Concept. “The YVA defines an album as having no less than five different tracks,” the Your View Awards said in a statement. “Sampler albums or albums which are compilation of tracks from other previously released albums are not eligible.”

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  • Vybz Kartel Gets Snubbed From This Year’s YVA Awards

    Vybz Kartel gets a major snub from this year’s Your View Awards (YVA).

    Naturally, Gazanation fans are in an uproar over the snub but Kartel will continue to get snub as long as he is behind bars, according to the eligibility rule changes. The annual Jamaican awards show has rebranded for this year from Youth View Award to Your View Award. With the rebranding comes new rules which is at the center of contentions between the YVA and Vybz Kartel’s fans.

    To be eligible for nominations, artists must be able to perform at the event ceremony set for February 24. Alkaline leads the 2018 YVA nomination with six nods including Hottest Summer Song (Red Eye), Favorite Local Male Artist, Favorite International Local Artist, Favorite Dancehall Artist, Favorite Chart Topper, Favorite Video Concept (Afterall), and Favorite Collaboration (“Gyalis Pro” featuring Sean Paul).

    Popcaan and Aidonia trail Alkaline with four nominations each. But one of the hottest deejays in dancehall over the past year, Vybz Kartel, did not get any nominations solely because of his incarcerations. Dancehall fans have mixed reactions to the snub with some believes that the YVA took the right step, while others are saying its a move to silence the incarcerated deejay.

    “So they have to ban Vybz Kartel so that other artists like Alkaline can win such a shame on the YVA, what is an award show without the Worl’Boss, in a Addi voice,” one fan said. Another fan commented saying, “We all know that the YVA is a Gazanation award show because every year Kartel dominates even when other artists out a road a put in the work. So I guess them a try remove the bias now.” Kartel was the biggest winner at last year’s YVA awards.

    We will be publishing the full list of nominees soon, so stay tuned to Dancehallhiphop.com for more details on the 2018 YVA awards show.

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  • Vybz Kartel Fans Roast Sean Kingston Even After Prison Visit

    Vybz Kartel fans are savage for this.

    Sean Kingston paid a visit to the Worl’Boss at GP last week and came back saying that the dancehall icon is in good spirit and has big plans for this year. You would think that is some great news for the Gazanation fans but turns out that Kingston got trolled instead of a pat on the back all because his pant was a bit too tight for some folks.

    Sean Kingston posted a photo of himself and two of Vybz Kartel’s friends, Sikka Rymes and Theo Prince, standing outside the prison on the day he visited the deejay. “2nd day back in Just went to pay the Wurlboss @vybzkartel another visit di teacher is in good faith with a lot of great plans for #2018 Big up di link @sikka_rymes for the invitation,” the reggae-pop singer wrote.

    Some of Vybz Kartel fans went in about his outfit among other things that I think went a bit too far. “Free up the World Boss and tell Sean Kingston fi free up him pants,” one fan wrote, while another added, “His bottom half fava when miss kitty stand up and pose.”

    One fan even suggested that Vybz Kartel should refuse to meet with him dressing like he was. “Why would the boss meet with this man dressing like that is not a good look,” the fan said.

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  • Wyclef Jean Explains Why He Likes Vybz Kartel So Much, Talks Reggae Influence Globally

    Wyclef Jean is a big fan of Vybz Kartel and here is why he has so much respect for the incarcerated dancehall icon.

    Clef is currently in Jamaica for the upcoming Shaggy and Friends benefit concert this weekend in Kingston. But before he graced the stage, he had a sit down with Winford Williams on OnStage where he opened up about local talents and the heavy usage of reggae/dancehall in mainstream music currently. Despite the heavy sampling of Jamaican music by international acts, very few local artists are making it to the mainstream like Shaggy and Sean Paul did.

    “Do you know why I like Vybz Kartel so much,” Wyclef said. “Because he understands this, at the end of the day right, if I can’t sell you a CD right now and you said man Clef can’t sell music no more but guess what I know I can sell you for sure, a Wyclef guitar.”

    The former Fugee frontman spoke at length about Caribbean artists talent and their need to understand the music business fully in order to push their careers to the top. “This is what I want kids to understand, the music business is a 360, when you coming in now create a brand, do not be just an artist no more, become a brand,” he said.

    Wyclef Jean also spoke about his new album Carnival 3, going on tour next year, and his presidential bid for Haiti. He started out by clearing up some rumors about his foundation Yele Haiti after a New York-based state attorney conducted an investigation over financial irregularities. Clef said that the whole investigation was a smear campaign to take down his presidential bid. The entire interview was well received with the music icon opening up about a lot of topics. You can see him live this weekend at Shaggy and Friends on the lawns of Jamaica House.

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  • Vybz Kartel Told Sean Kingston Some Good News About 2018

    Sean Kingston paid Vybz Kartel a visit in prison recently and came back with a message from the Worl’Boss.

    The reggae pop singer recently concluded his tour overseas and returned to Jamaica just in time for Christmas to spend the holidays in his homeland with his family. One of the first thing he did when he returned home was to visit Vybz Kartel and sources told us that it was the incarcerated deejay’s request to have Kingston visit him over at GP to discuss some business, as well as, some big plans for 2018.

    “2nd day back in [Jamaica],” Kingston wrote on Instagram in the caption of a photo of himself and Sikka Rymes who is a close friend of Kartel. “Just went to pay the Wurlboss [Vybz Kartel] another visit… di teacher is in goodfaith with a lot of great plans for #2018 Big up di link @sikka_rymes for the invitation.”

    While he didn’t revealed the exact plans that Kartel has for the new year, sources told us that he is planning to drop a new album as well as a ton of new music. “We have a major project in the works for the new year,” sources told us. “2018 will be bigger and better just stay tune its total domination from the Wor’Boss boss it ago sick.”

    This is the second visit Sean Kingston made to Vybz Kartel in prison this year following his first visit in March. The two also collaborated a single “Chance” which has been getting plenty airplay locally and overseas. Since returning to Jamaica, the “Beautiful Girl” singer has bought a new mansion and a new fleet of luxury cars. He also signed Kartel’s protege, Tommy Lee Sparta, to his Time Is Money Entertainment. The two are currently working on their albums due early next year.

    2nd day back in ??…Just went to pay the Wurlboss @vybzkartel another visit… di teacher is in goodfaith with a lot of great plans for #2018 Big up di link @sikka_rymes for the invitation!! @theoprince53 #Gaza #vybzkartel

    A post shared by Sean Kingston (@seankingston) on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:26pm PST

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  • How Ninjaman Conviction Could Shatter Vybz Kartel Appeal

    Ninjaman murder conviction could affect Vybz Kartel appeal.

    The dancehall legend was convicted of murder on November 20, 2017, and was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. In the middle of Ninjaman’s trial, Vybz Kartel upcoming appeal was pushed back from February to July of next year and now we are learning the reasons behind the delay is because of Ninjaman’s trial. But just how much could a trial involving another dancehall deejay affect Kartel’s appeal? Dancehallhiphop.com reported last month that Kartel attorneys requested more time to prepare for the case and it was granted.

    Sources close to the incarcerated deejay told us that his attorneys became worried that Ninjaman’s highly publicized trial could have some impact on the outcome of his appeal case. “Maybe they thought that Ninjaman conviction could sway the judges in some way shape or form so it was a smart move to have the trial push back further down the road,” sources said. “You just never know what could happen with these delicate cases and the fact that this may be his last chance at freedom, they want to get it right so I think they made the right decision to push back the case.”

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    Ninjaman, real name Desmond Ballentine, has indicated that he is considering appealing his conviction, but our legal sources told us that his case was a slam dunk for the prosecution which makes it much harder for him to even get a green light from the appeal court. “Unlike Kartel’s case which had a lot of things wrong with it, Ninja’s case was a slam dunk for the prosecutor who had solid witnesses in that case. That makes it much more difficult for the appeal court judges to approve an appeal.”

    Both Vybz Kartel and Ninjaman are currently serving life in prison for murder, but the Gazanation deejay and his attorneys have one more shot to secure his freedom. The Don Gorgon will have to serve 25 years before being eligible for parole while the Worl’Boss will have to serve 35 years.

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  • Listen Vybz Kartel New Explicit Single “Yabba Dabba Do”

    Vybz Kartel drops his new explicit single “Yabba Dabba Do” just in time for Christmas.

    The single features a Flintstones theme with even the artwork features Kartel living in a world inspired by the famous cartoon. “Hold on, hey gal a so the bleach make yo face look old, and yo a just 35 years old, a weh the young gal them deh weh bleaching fit yo, make yo bumper roll,” Kartel deejay over a beat produced by Purple Skunk Records.

    Vybz Kartel promises his fans five new singles this month and so far he has delivered three of them. the deejay is not just looking to end the year on a high, but also start the new year on a high by prepping several new singles for release in January including a song titled “Exiled Pharoah.”

    YABADABADOO @djwizzzle

    A post shared by EXILED PHARAOH (@vybzkartel) on Dec 23, 2017 at 6:13pm PST

    Next year will also be a big year the Worl’Boss who will be back in court for his appeal trial in July where he will have his final chance to secure his freedom. If his attorneys failed to win his appeal, it means he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

    Listen to Vybz Kartel’s new song “Yabba Dabba Doo” below.

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  • Alkaline Fans Roast Vybz Kartel After Getting BET Shout-out

    Alkaline fans are in a frenzy and even roasting Vybz Kartel and his fans after getting a shout-out from BET.

    The Vendetta boss celebrated his 24th birthday on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, and a lot of his fans and celebrity peers including some of his close dancehall friends like Mavado, DJ Frass, and more. Perhaps his biggest shout-out came from BET who tweeted out a photo of the dancehall star with a happy birthday message that reads, “Big up to #Alkaline on his earth strong! #HBD.

    Some of Vybz Kartel’s Gazanation fans didn’t believe that the shout-out was authentic when Vendetta fans started sharing it on social media. Some folks even suggested that it was photoshopped, but it was and we included the original tweet on this post for you. The back and forth between fans of the two dancehall rivals are hilarious.

    “Vybz kartel can’t even get a shout out from sting BET and the red carpet #vendetta straight,” one fan wrote while another added, “The Gayza fool them a try say a fake but now them silent when them find out its real. A bunch of badmind individuals just like the cage boss.”

    “Lol. I swear Jamaicans people are in denial… when Unu a guh admit a alka a run dancehall now? A did kartel once up on a time but not anymore… n the photo is actually real, cos if y’all took the time to go on Twitter (like I did ) you all would’ve seen the photo.. unu too badmind, man. Acting like kartel is suppose to be the only successful Jamaican dancehall artist,” one Vendetta fan clap back.

    Alkaline and Vybz Kartel are two of the leading artists in dancehall this year with dozens of hits between the two of them that only serves to further fuel their rivalry.

    Big up to #Alkaline on his earth strong! #HBD pic.twitter.com/azMYqluXKY

    — BET (@BET) December 19, 2017

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  • LA Lewis Breaks Silence Viral ‘Equal Rights’ Video “Yes It’s Me”

    LA Lewis says “yes I am the one who is in the video.”

    The dancehall artists is not shying away from the cameras and is not in hiding contrary to some reports in the media. Earlier this week a video that has since gone viral surfaced on social media show a man closely resembling the enigmatic dancehall deejay. Now that he has confirmed that he is the one in the picture, LA Lewis is dismissing allegations that its a publicity stunt to gain more followers.

    “When yo have your real woman and you know your a gallis after a while you know your going to make love to your woman you understand,” Lewis said. “So she and her friend kick off (had a falling out) and her friend get her phone and drop some video, but we not f**** any batty and we not killing anybody and we not doing any child molesting and we not badminding people, the only thing we doing is making f**** money.”

    LA Lewis isn’t shying away from saying that he is the one in the viral video and is now saying that since the video was released his bookings and his following has significantly increased. “I deliberately leggo the picture not as a publicity stunt, but to let Jamaican man dem know that a modern time now and dem have to leggo off a the foolishness and stop hide,” La Lewis added. “Me support the lifestyle, and as me say, a whole heap a top man a dweet. It is all about pleasing you partner. A nuff time me get it and me partner used to ask me back fa and me na dweet, but me decide to dweet now.”

    LA Lewis also reinforced his popular opinion that he is the most influential artist in Jamaica outside of Vybz Kartel and Ninja Man.

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  • Vybz Kartel Blasts Producer Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor For Releasing Old Song

    Vybz Kartel offload some shade on producer Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor.

    The self-proclaim Worl’Boss is upset with Di Genius who previewed one of his songs on social media over the weekend. The preview ignited Gazanation fans who thinks that the two of them made peace, but now we know that is not the case. “Producer bwoy me and you a friend? Weh ya release dem old song de fa? You no have no shame dawg. SMFH,” Kartel wrote on Instagram.

    While the dancehall deejay didn’t name drop Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor, his fans them immediately recognized who he was making references towards. The dancehall producer has not responded despite being tagged by several fans regarding the post. The title of the song is “Murda Practice” and it features Vybz Kartel’s old flow from before his incarceration in 2011. Kartel and Di Genius had a falling out back in 2009 after the two worked together on a series of hit songs. The two never made peace since then.


  • Dancehall Reacts To Ninjaman Life Sentence

    Dancehall fans have mixed reaction to Ninjaman life sentence.

    The harsh penalty was handed down in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston on Monday (December 18, 2017) following his murder conviction on November 20th, nearly a month prior. Ninjaman felt like he was given an unfair trial and vow to appeal, but in Jamaica as evident with Vybz Kartel case, appeals could take several years to even get a hearing in Jamaica.

    During his sentencing hearing, Dancehall Queen Carlene, and dancehall artist Stacious, gave character testimony on behalf of the deejay but that wasn’t enough to sway the judge. Fans have since been weighing in on the sentencing with some calling it harsh while others think it didn’t go far enough.

    “That’s why crimes and the law is not being taken seriously because people are being handed lenient sentences for heinousness crimes,” one fan wrote on social media while another added, “Did he not commit murder? If so why is he not in prison for life? And the other two as well? What’s up with that?”

    “Jamaica Justice system is really a man murder him babymother & dump r body Inna gutter get 15yrs & it caught on camera.. A man say him saw Ninjaman kill a man Ninja get life imprisonment ..what kind a justice system we have a Jamaica @andrewholnessjm d system wah scrap,” one fan who supports Ninjaman vents.

    Ninjaman will be serving his life sentence at the same prison where Vybz Kartel is currently housed, GP.


  • Vybz Kartel Trolls Alkaline For Dissing Tony Matterhorn

    Vybz Kartel is trolling Alkaline on Instagram for dissing Tony Matterhorn last weekend.

    In case you have been living in a cake for the past few days, Alkaline stepped to Tony Matterhorn on stage last Friday night during his birthday party at Club Euro in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The veteran sound system selector was the main disc jockey at the birthday bash which saw thousands of Vendetta fans turned out for the event. Matterhorn was playing mostly Alkaline and his allies music all night, but then music start coming from Tommy Lee Sparta, Popcaan, and then a Vybz Kartel song was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

    The “Champion Boy” deejay was furious and made his way onto the stage with his goons to confront TM and told him to his face that he is a pu**y for pulling off the stunt. Vybz Kartel seems to be having a field day with the development and has since sound off on Instagram about it. “WHAT’S A PARTY WITHOUT VYBZKARTEL MUSIC?? DWBCL,” Kartel wrote in his IG bio before adding, “How does it feel being labelled a photo copy artiste? Guess i’ll never know, dwfl.”

    RELATED: Tony Matterhorn Explains Why He Didn’t Retaliate Against Alkaline After Getting Diss

    Last year, Alkaline received some backlash from some dancehall fans for allegedly copying Vybz Kartel image and style. The Vendetta deejay never responded to those accusations, but Kartel and his fans are not letting up on the claims. “So boring at the top yawn,” Kartel added on IG.


  • Masicka – Kill Quick [New Music]

    Masicka new song “Kill Quick” is a direct message to his enemies.

    The dancehall deejay serves up his latest gangsta anthem “Kill Quick,” produced by Jay Crazyie Records. “Genahsyde me see man a buy gun and them no have the heart / From me dog fi bark ready fi walk the walk / Go squeeze the trigger then ago start the sparks / Push a knife a yo neck and it no affi sharp,” the Genahsyde leader spits.

    Masicka premiered the video for “10 Outta 10” last week and released two new singles last months. This year he scored a handful of hits including some big collaborations with Ishawna and Vybz Kartel, “InfraRed.” The deejay received some backlash earlier this year for his “InfraRed” music video which portrays the robbery of an armored vehicle full of money and plenty high powered guns.

    Listen Masicka new song “Kill Quick.”


  • Watch Vybz Kartel “Watch Over Us” Video

    Vybz Kartel new single “Watch Over Us” is a huge hit in the Latin market and now we have the visuals.

    The cut was directed by Damaniac Visualz and features a number of smoking hot Spanish chicks showing off their banging body while parting to Kartel’s music. This is the second video from the incarcerated deejay over the past few days and sources inside the Gaza told us that they have a bunch of new visuals to drop before the Christmas holiday festivities.

    Vybz Kartel’s appeal trial was recently pushed back to July 9th, 2018 after his legal team requested more time to prepare for the case. The aced dancehall star has been behind bars since 2011 and was convicted of murder in 2014. He and his three co-accused were sentenced to life and he was given 35 years before being eligible for parole. Despite his incarceration, Vybz Kartel manages to remain at the top of dancehall thanks to his work ethics. Over the last three months alone he released more than two dozens new songs.


  • Vybz Kartel Drop Comedic “Poco Man Skank” Video

    Vybz Kartel drop a comedic video for his single “Poco Man Skank.”

    The track was released in April on the Money Mix Riddim, produced by Good Good Productions. The single sparked some controversies earlier this year when some fans started branding it as a diss towards beauty queen turn politician Lisa Hanna. Hanna famously called for Vybz Kartel music to be banned from the airwaves given the fact that he is a convicted felon. The cut was directed by Genesis Films and BlingBlang and features some cameos from a few well known local actors including one half of the Ity and Fancy Cat duo.

    Vybz Kartel has been having a busy fall season with a ton of new music and videos to appease his fans for the holiday season. The dancehall deejay is currently in prison serving a life sentence, but that has not slowed down his supply of new music. Watch the video for “Poco Man Skank” below.


  • Mavado Links With Di Genius For New Song “Red Rose”


    Mavado link with his longtime producer Di Genius for a new single dedicated to the ladies, “Red Rose.”

    Mavado is one of those rare dancehall artist that has the Midas touch because everything he released this year have been instant hits and this new single will be no different. “Man yo fi dede fi yo lady / Yo fi bring red rose fi yo girl / She love the things you do you do / No other man no fi dede fi yo girl,” Mavado sings.

    Mavado has aligned himself with Alkaline and Jahmiel, two of the leading batch of young artists in dancehall currently. The trio formed a clique called MVP, the acronym for Mavado, Vendetta, and Patriotz. The Gullyside singjay has been having a great year in dancehall, but at the same time he is allowing the younger acts to shine. He also made headlines recently for his beef with Popcaan and Tommy Lee Sparta, both artists emerged from under Vybz Kartel wing, so the hatred runs deep.

     


  • Vybz Kartel Previews Two New Raunchy Singles Coming Soon


    Vybz Kartel previews two new raunchy singles for the Christmas holiday.

    The Gazanation boss teased the upcoming singles, “My Boo” and “Watch Over Us,” on his Instagram last night. The songs were produced by TJ Records and could arrive as early as this weekend, sources told us. “LIKE I SAID!!!…GAZAGURLZ LETS PARTY TOGETHER THIS CHRISTMAS.WANNA BE MY BOO? COMING SOON,” Kartel wrote. We’re told that the singles could arrive as early as tomorrow night.

    “Think of these two tracks as a Christmas treat for the ladies from the Worl’Boss,” sources said. “TJ [Records] had these tracks in the vault for a little while and we think its the right time to release them. The single “My Boo” is a bit of a dancehall love song that will showcase Kartel’s versatility. You will find that The Teacha won’t come with the same style and flow with every song, it’s always something different.”

    Since around August, Vybz Kartel has been dropping an average of two songs per week and is showing no signs of slowing down. This week he already released one song and could drop two more by tomorrow. Despite being behind bars since 2011, Kartel seems like he is the hardest working artist in dancehall currently.

    #vybzkartel new song #myboo coming soon

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    #vybzkartel dropping new song “Watch Over Us” tomorrow

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  • “How” Vybz Kartel Roast Popcaan In New Song: Listen


    Vybz Kartel quietly disses Popcaan on his new song “How” and barely anyone noticed.

    This is the second song that Kartel released this week after dropping a new joint dedicated to his mother on Monday. Recently, the Gazanation deejay has been quietly taking shots his former protege Popcaan who he previously ousted as being a disloyal member of the Gaza over his alignment with Drake. In one of his recent songs, Kartel accused the Unruly Boss of stealing some of his styles and now on this new Dunwell Productions-produced single, he calls him bad mind.

    “Judas by time you say a who that / Back fly go Cuba, wat time now Muller / Time fi you stop watch man give thanks for what you have / Red eye will blind yo or make man wine yo / How yo fi badmind yo friend wa the bloodclat do them… / Cut them off like Gillette / How yo fi badmind yo friend unni fi move and go weh / Give them a spinners with six shots Russian Roulette / Bout yo rate me yo no rate me talk yo a talk / But mi naan hear nutten just blah blah blah,” Vybz Kartel deejay over a dancehall beat.

    In the lyrics, Kartel is saying that Popcaan badmind (envy) him for the things he achieved and then always talk about how much he rates (respect) Vybz Kartel, but now him Kartel stop listening to all of that and sees him for what he really is, badmind and disloyal.

    During an interview back in July in the UK, Popcaan opened up about the hate that he has been getting from Vybz Kartel and the rest of the Gazanation fan base which makes up more than half the dancehall fans population in his opinion. Poppy also said that he learned from the hate that he has been experiencing and that is helping him stay on top.

    “Since I’ve been around Vybz Kartel like a lot of people use to hate Vybz Kartel but he stayed on top and I learn that from him,” Popcaan explains. “That is why if Vybz Kartel hate Popcaan today I will forever be on top because I learn that from him.”


  • Vybz Kartel Appeal Trial Pushed Back To New Date


    Vybz Kartel highly anticipated appeal trial has been pushed back to a new date.

    The dancehall artist’s appeal trial was originally set for February 19, 2018, but the case has been pushed back to July 9th next year. Vybz Kartel team of lawyers led by Tom Tavares-Finson filed a motion asking the appeal court judges for more time to prepare for the case. The motion was approved and a new date has been agreed upon. This means that the Gazanation deejay will have to wait an additional five months to know his fate.

    Three weeks has been set aside for the July appeal trial where the defense will make its case that the artist was not given a fair trial due to the numerous issues with the case such as evidence tampering and witness intimidation. The prosecution team will also make their case for the conviction to stay in place by citing the numerous evidence against the four co-accused, Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St John.

    All four men are serving life imprisonment with Vybz Kartel getting the longest sentence before he gets a parole hearing. He will have to serve at least 35 years and by that time he will be 72 years old. His dancehall protege Shawn Storm and close friend Kahira Jones will have to serve 25 years before parole, while St John will have to serve 15 years minimum. The four men have been behind bars since 2011 and were convicted in 2014, which means they would have already served six years. All four men have maintained their innocence.

    Despite his incarceration for half a decade, Vybz Kartel continues to dominate dancehall with his music. At one point he was under investigation by the correctional department for illegally recording music in prison. But he is still putting out a consistent supply of new music.


  • Alkaline Stops Skin Bleaching and Dancehall Fans Cosign


    Alkaline may have stopped skin bleaching and dancehall fans are giving him two thumbs up.

    The Vendetta boss posted a video on Instagram last night promoting an upcoming show in New Jersey. Some of his fans quickly noticed that he looked a lot darker than he did recently. “Alka a turn back black them dead ya now general,” one fan wrote, while another added, “Can’t even break down Alkaline progression. You can say “black alkaline, tattoo alkaline, bleach alkaline” it all happened in the same week.”

    Alkaline started bleaching around 2014 when his career just started to blow up. Since then we’ve learned that his tattoo eyeball was fake and that he was wearing contacts as part of a scheme to fool his fans. We now learn that his skin bleaching was not permanent since the below video shows that he is getting back black. Here is a photo of Alkaline taken last month.

    Vybz Kartel is another dancehall artist famous for skin bleaching but his procedure seems like a more permanent solution since he has maintained his lightness six years after being in prison. There are some recently speculations that his skin bleaching remedy may have poisoned his body and has resulted in his hospitalization a few times since his incarceration.


  • Popcaan Drop Video For Gangsta Anthem “El Chapo”


    Popcaan drop the video for his new gangsta anthem “El Chapo” and he used the opportunity to send a clear message to his enemies.

    The video clip features Popcaan living in a mansion at an undisclosed location (Kingston) just like a drug kingpin. He surrounds himself with lots of women and thugs that do his bidding. The gritty single was produced by NotNice while the video was directed by RD Studios. The also features the police commissioner issuing a statement to the media saying he will find Popcaan at all cost.

    Popcaan drop the single in September and since then its become an anthem in dancehall and one of the deejay’s biggest hits this year. The Unruly Boss has had a great year in 2017 and further cementing his place as one of the greatest dancehall artists of this generation after only a decade in the game. He started out as a protege of Vybz Kartel before honing his own career and forming his own group Unruly.

    Watch Popcaan new video “El Chapo” below.


  • Vanessa Bling On Cardi B Cosign “She always support my music”


    Cardi B gave Vanessa Bling a big cosign last month when Offset drop a half a million dollar engagement ring on her finger.

    Shortly after getting her ring, Cardi B posted a video showing off her 8-karat rock while listening to Vanessa Bling 2011 dancehall banger “Everything Fi Hold Him.” Bardi got a lot of shoutout from her Jamaican fan base for posting the clip and now she is getting some major props from Vanessa Bling herself.

    “Cardi B always support my music even before she buss and get big in the music business,” Bling said. “I rate her and love how she’s a true hustler. She’s a real girl and I’m glad for her. I love how she never give up and always kept pushing for greatness.”

    Cardi B is currently working on a collaboration with Vanessa Bling’s former mentor Vybz Kartel. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper was in Jamaica last week shooting a new music video with Rvssian and doing some recording for her upcoming album. Do you think Cardi B and Vanessa Bling should work on a collaboration?

    Bling has been touring extensively Europe and Africa over the past couple of weeks and so far she said the journey has been great. She posted a pic of herself yesterday in Jerusalem praying. “Today is a happy day for me #Jerusalem this is where my Father was put to rest I only see this place on TV Christmas time. Now am here DEAR LORD I THANK YOU,” she wrote.

    #cardib endorses #vanessabling #dancehall ?

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  • Gaza Kim Talks Being Beaten By Vybz Kartel Cronies, Rape & Depression

    Kym Hamilton, formerly known as Gaza Kim, has opened up about being beaten by Vybz Kartel cronies and going into a state of depression since then.

    Gaza Kim was once one of the fastest rising dancehall artist inside Vybz Kartel’s now disbanded Portmore Empire, but her fast rise came to an end in 2010 when she was beaten by cronies of her mentor Vybz Kartel. In a powerful new single “God Plan,” the female dancehall deejay opened up about the assault, her depression and even having a miscarriage.

    “Them tell a bag a lie pon me fi mek mi get beaten / The bugga them want to see me weaken / But mi never weak at all only mi bladder get weaken / Maybe because it was on a weekend / Friday, January 22nd, 2010 was when mi life change,” she sings. January, 22, 2010 was the date the beaten took place and the deejay left the Gaza a short time later. During an interview on NightlyFix, she opened up about her life following that incident and how it sent her into a state of depression and weight gain.

    She also spoke about being raped at age 17 by a man older than her and is only recently opening up about it to her mother. Kym says that after leaving the Gaza she thought that everyone hated her, but that wasn’t the case and she recently took a photo with Jah Vinci at UIM Records studio.


  • Watch Vybz Kartel & Don Andre New Video “Whine Yuh Waist Suh”

    Vybz Kartel and Don Andre drop a summer dancehall banger “Whine Yuh Waist Suh” last week and we already have the visuals.

    With all these music videos being released, Gazanation fans are only growing more hungry for the deejay’s release from prison. “Mi love it when yo whine yo waist so / Mi love it when yo move yo hips so / Whine like a calypso, yo whine like the gal them from Puerto Rico / Mi love it when yo jiggle in it so / Mi love it when yo move yo hips so,” Vybz Kartel deejay over an infectious dancehall beat.

    The cut was directed by Niculai Constantinescu and features Don Andre spitting rhymes while some banging females show off their moves around him. The video features some old clips from Vybz Kartel music video “Go Go Wine.”