Today marks the 42nd Birthday of the one they call, “World Boss“, Vybz Kartel! While many hoped he would celebrate his Birthday as a free man, he is still incarcerated while his music runs rampant in the playlists of many worldwide! In honor of his special day, fans recall some of their favourite VK lyrics marked with the hashtag, #WhenKartelSaid. While it has happened in previous times, we’d like to highlight some of the entries today as Kartel continues to churn out songs. A legend in the game, let’s see what some of the fans have recalled below!
Yes, we know, Vybz Kartel is one of the greatest Dancehall Artists ever. We’ve seen the cult like following, we’ve heard all the tracks since his Incarceration, his ability to cater to every vibe and situation, and his influence on many. He is no stranger to collaborating with International acts though. While tracks like “Pon Di Floor” (Major Lazer), “Frontin’ (Remix)” (Pharrell & Jay-Z), “Twerk It (Remix)” (Busta Rhymes), “Girlfriend” (Busta Rhymes & Tory Lanez), “WTP Remix” (Eminem & Supa Dups) get spins, he also has collaborated with the likes of Lorde (on the way), Kalash, Wizkid, and Sean Kingston over the years. But today, here are 5 International collaborations that you didn’t know existed, or may have forgotten about!
(If you want to buy them, the links are in the titles. Bless up!)
It’s Sunday, and a new Vybz Kartel just dropped. Of course we gotta check this out! While this was scheduled to drop later, Producer Rvssian decided to unleash it to the world! Over the “Moscow Riddim“, Addi goes in on why he’ll forever be the best out there. No matter who’ll try to copy him, he’s the Prototype! No Election needed, call him the best. Still not sure? Check out the track below, and decide for yourself!
Ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha… The “World Boss” Vybz Kartel is back at it again with a new song! Titled “Don’t Come Back” and released through Vybz Kartel Muzik, Addi gives us a different flow this time around as he ridicules ungrateful women, having nary a problem with a woman as he still can get whichever one he chooses, declaring himself as the “One Don” and should have a holiday in his honour, and further exhibiting that he is one of the best out there. Fresh off the Video premiere of “Girlfriend” with Busta Rhymes and Tory Lanez, we know some new collabs are in the works for him. No long talking, get familiar with the new Kartel below!
UPDATE: Video out!
This feels like Vacation music complete with fancy liquor and an exotic location! The last time we heard Rapper Busta Rhymes tap into his Jamaican side was when he collaborated with Spice was on “So Mi Like It (Remix)“, and with Vybz Kartel on “Twerk It (Remix)“. Well today, he teams up again with the latter and Canadian Recording Artist Tory Lanez on “Girlfriend”(Get your copy here). Produced by Rockwilder who tears roofs off with his beats, Busta shows us why his musical career has spanned 20 years as he fires off another banger! Adding Patois to his lyrics, and speaking on bringing his Girlfriend to meet his “Mada down a country“, Busta delivers effortlessly. With the “World Boss” and “Fargo” adding their brand of dopeness to the track, this promises to burn up the airwaves, and flow through every headphone and speaker for the rest of 2017 worldwide! Good to hear Vybz Kartel on another International track despite his current situation, and Tory using his Caribbean influences. This is for all the ladies with the sundresses, the short shorts, the mini skirts, and the leggings on now! Fawud babes! Bounce to this by checking out the track below.
It’s…Addi Di Teacha along with TSD! Yes, you read that right, Rapper The Sickest Drama has a song with the “World Boss“, Vybz Kartel. Titled “Never Back Down“, the track was produced by Inztinkz and features the lyrical Artists going at it bar for bar. Expect the usual flipping lyrics from the Word smiths, and expect to be blown away as the First Coast Movement and the Portmore Empire join forces! Inztinkz and TSD are currently working on super group The Council’s debut album which is set to be released in 2017. Hip Hop meets Dancehall, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.