Tag: Privy Council

Vybz Kartel Dominating Dancehall A Decade After Incarceration – What’s His Secret?

Critics of the dancehall legend, who is aptly called ‘Worl’Boss,’ proclaimed in 2014 ahead of his sentencing that if convicted, the life and career of the controversial but highly gifted artist would be effectively over. Fast forward to 2021, and a lot has changed from 2014 when Kartel was convicted and sentenced to 35 years to life for the murder of a former acquaintance, and now, the world in the throes of a pandemic. While things have changed, it has also remained the same as Vybz Kartel’s dominance spreads from jail and continues to top the charts locally and abroad. Vybz Kartel continues to enjoy top-of-the-line airplay on local radios. While other artists might be lucky to get one or two of their songs played, there is no other artist who regularly and on-dema...

Vybz Kartel Bashes Jamaica’s Government Over COVID-19 Strategy

Vybz Kartel is among many Jamaicans who aren’t thrilled about the Jamaican government’s new COVID-19 curfew. Addi Di Teacha stepped into a disciplinarian role a few days ago, as he lashed the government of Jamaica and heads of state for what he sees as systematic mismanagement of public offerings and “basic domination of the Masses,” otherwise called “Slavery 2.0.” Vybz Kartel used a recent video clipping from Television Jamaica’s Prime Time News to drive home his point. In the 20-second clip, which was shared on TikTok, a female is questioned about the effectiveness of the curfew in curtailing the spread of Covid-19. In her response, she stressed that large swarms of people are chugged together in the daytime, which simply defeats the purpose of a...