Vybz Kartel Turns Snitch to Lessen 35 Year Sentence

Screen Shot 2014-04-13 at 4.47.33 PM I guess all that gangster stuff flew out the window once that long sentence started to sink in. I hope this revelation makes people think twice before yelling “Free Wurl Boss”. via Jamaica Observer

CONVICTED entertainer Vybz Kartel told the police the whereabouts of several wanted men in Portmore, St Catherine The move by the embattled entertainer was part of an effort to gain his freedom, or at least a vastly reduced prison sentence, the police said.

The startling revelation came to light during a Jamaica Observer interview with a member of the constabulary’s top brass late last week.

“He wanted to meet with the commissioner who assigned a member of the high command to meet him. During the meeting he offered information on wanted men in Portmore and also coughed up a number of illegal firearms. He was trying to broker a deal to get the charges dropped,” the source said.

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[video] Dancehall Legends Mavado & Vybz Kartel Squash Beef at Jamboree

Source: SUN

Alot of my readers may not be familiar with dancehall music and this beef that has been going on between Mavado and Vybz Kartel for the past year.

These guys are basically the Jay Z and 50 Cent of the culture and for them to squash this beef is an accomplishment in it self.

Check out the video of these guys performing and driving the crowd absolutely nuts in Jamaica at the Jamboree.

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[audio] Vybz Kartel, “Gaza Commandments”

Source: The Fader

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[DOWNLOAD] “Gaza Commandments”

The vaguely “Arabic” feel of the Gaza Mi Seh Riddim inspired the dirtiest singjay in the West Indies to put down the pen about his cocky and—oh wait! Nevermind. One of the apparent drawbacks of living pon di Gaza (Vybz’s neighborhood, not the fraught Strip in the Middle East) is that one of its commandments is no sexual activity, at all. Which begs the question, where is Vybz composing the majority of his songs? Regardless, that’s not the point—it’s a protest song against the crackdowns on dancehall culture in Jamaica, and it’s one of the finest Vybz tracks since perennial fave “Ramping Shop.”

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

[video] MAVADO- Last Night/Gully Side

“…him get a pretty casket/yea the glass type”

There is something brutally compelling about Dancehall music, in particular “slack” Dancehall music. I was bred different, growing up in Flatbush, Brooklyn where we was exposed to the culture that went hand-in-hand with the music. The risks one had to take to enjoy a good tune in Biltmore or Tilden Ballroom gave the experience a whole other dimension. One of the rudest rude bwoys on the scene right now is Mavado who just went through a bloody battle with Vybz Cartel. He’s got some new music out right now, if anyone has the album let us know what you think!!