Over a month ago Jamaican law enforcement moved in and conducted a search of the dancehall deejay’s cell block where its alleged that contraband was found.
He was subsequently relocated to another prison and placed in confinement pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.
Vybz Kartel is adamant that he is not recording music in prison despite coming under increased pressure from authority.
Speaking with Rolling Stone through his attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, Vybz Kartel made it clear that he has not been recording in prison and all his recent singles are as a result of his hard work in the years before his arrest. “I’ve always been a prolific songwriter, and I record at breakneck speed as well, so I have a lot of surplus material to choose from,” the former Portmore Empire head said.
However in an interview on TVJ’s hit weekly episodic entertainment program Entertainment Report with Anthony Miller, top Jamaican Producer Zum of Good Good Productions confirmed that Vybz Kartel was recording from behind bars as he recorded fresh material from the movie King of the Dancehall.