Host Codine Williams visits ‘Gaza City’ in Portmore, Jamaica the home of “troubled” Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel. Here she meets his crew and get’s people’s perspectives on the controversial and clearly disturbed Kartel.
This web series is executive produced by Snoop Lion (Snoop Dogg).
Lord help us.
What exactly is Kartel the “WORLD BOSS” of? Skin bleaching creams worldwide?
Why are these young Jamaicans throwing up gang signs and dressing like they are members from the Los Angeles Bloods gang?
US gang culture has spread across the world like cancer.
Most of you will know by now that Reggae star Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel aka Bleachy is currently languishing in a Jamaican prison charged with murder. But for those of you who don’t know click HERE to watch the news report.
His supporters are now hoping to cash in on his latest predicament by flogging ‘Free Vybz Kartel’ T-shirts in support of the star.
Click HERE to view more T-shirts.
Jamaican police say they have mobile phone footage of reggae star Vybz Kartel committing murder.
Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) will appear in court today to face a second murder charge.
Palmer is charged jointly with Kiro Jones alias ‘Ray Jones’, with the murder of Clive Williams.
It is alleged that Williams was led to a house where he was beaten and stabbed to death.
I will refrain on commenting further on old Bleachy’s situation until both verdicts come in.
Innocent until proven guilty and all that!
The Jamaica Observer reports that controversial reggae star Vybz Kartel has been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.
Police issued the following statement,
“The allegation is that on Monday, July 11, 2011, Palmer, along with other men, conspired to murder Barrington Burton o/c ‘Bossie’, a 27-year-old businessman/promoter of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine. Burton was murdered while he was standing with friends along Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park,”
The Jamaica Observer also goes on to report that the preliminary hearing will take place tomorrow (5th October) at the Half-Way-Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court.
Oh dear. I wonder if this news will affect the sales of his skin bleaching range.
Rest In Peace Barrington Burton.
It’s black history month in America and a leading New York club DJ has announced that he will not be playing any music by Vybz Kartel during this period, because of the Reggae star’s skin bleaching antics.
Irie Jam radio host/program director Dubb Master Chris recently told the Star newspaper,
“Black history month is a big deal and we as a people should take every opportunity to celebrate our heritage. I feel if I continue to play Vybz Kartel, an artist who is now very much known for bleaching his skin, it simply sends the wrong message to my young impressionable listeners.
I strongly believe bleaching is wrong, wrong, wrong! It’s a disgrace. It’s a slap in the face of our heritage, our ancestors and our god. This definitely sends the wrong message to children, I think it leads them to believe that some how, if they are dark complexion something is wrong with that. It erodes the concept that Black is beautiful.
Please understand that I have a lot of love and respect for Kartel’s music. I respect his enormous talent and his individuality. He is one of the great lyricists of our time however, at times I am disappointed in the direction he decides to take his audience even though that is his prerogative”
“Without a doubt kids are following his lead. Entertainers need to understand that the words they use are powerful. They influence their listeners, especially the younger ones. Artists have the power to start trends good or bad…remember that.
He called on other radio jocks who program reggae songs to “take a good look at the values they are reinforcing by playing an artist such as Kartel especially in these times.” He noted that the temporary ban on Kartel’s music specifically applies to radio play. The ban he said was a personal decision but noted that he had the full support of the Irie Jam Radio management and other jocks at the station.
Oh dear…. poor Kartel. I bet he’s sorry he jumped in to that vat of Domestos now.
I find it hilarious that this DJ has decided to ban Vybz’s records throughout February only because it’s black history month. But come 1 March it’s business as usual!
If Vybz’s antics have outraged this Dubb Master Chris that much, then why doesn’t he ban his music permanently?
I’m sorry but I just can’t take his stance on this situation seriously.
“This is my new image,” Kartel said in the interview. “You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan.
[Reggae star Vybz Kartel talks about his ridiculous skin bleaching antics in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine]
Check out lost soul Vybz below.