Vybz Kartel, Konshens & Sean Paul Makes “Power Move” + Kartel Prison Warders Happy For Transfer Hope He Will Record Music in GP
Lisa Hanna has a bone to pick with Vybz Kartel and is calling for the deejay’s music to be banned from the Jamaican airwaves, radios in particular. Hanna, who is a former Miss World turn politician, has serious issues with Vybz Kartel music being played on the airwaves despite being behind bars for a murder conviction. ”If you are convicted until you are not convicted perhaps it is your music needs not be played on the radio,” the Member of Parliament said. Lisa Hanna not only wants the deejay’s music to stop playing on radios but also want authorities to get to the bottom of why he is still releasing new music despite being in prison. She a drew contrast to Buju Banton who is currently incarcerated in the United States and has not release any new music since his incarceration. “I think we need to get to the root cause of that, we need to find out how the songs are being made, how they are getting out, is their corruption in the prison system,” she said. Pretty much if it was up to Hanna, Vybz Kartel’s career would be over, but unfortunately for her, most of the music is not being consumed on radios anymore and it’s hard to tell a public entity not to make available music from a particular artist who is hugely popular. Vybz Kartel fans are currently going in on her on social media telling her to leave the artist alone. This is the second time a politician is feeling the heat from dancehall fans this week for comments they made related to the genre. Last weekend Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that daggering in dancehall is among the root causes of violence in the country. Do you think dancehall is under attack from politicians?
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Konshens teams up with dancehall titans Vybz Kartel and Sean Paul for a new single “Power Move.”
This marks the first time that these three artists worked together and the first time that Kartel and SP are appearing on the same track. “Power Move” was produced by Konshen’s label Subkonshus Productions and Dre Day Production.
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“Dem nuh si weh mi go / Fool still a suffocate in a the dusk / Nuh matter how mi beat dem It’s never enough / Yard people is re…. / Hand grenade, one second delay / Dem a run, wi run without relay / Shell dem down the boss remain / Mi been here, disappear in tin air / And come back,” Vybz Kartel deejay.
Sean Paul is one of the biggest comeback story in music this year with two Billboard Hot 100 singles. His track with Sia “Cheap Thrills” topped the chart over the summer. SP is currently working on a new album and also recently signed a multi-album deal with Island Records.
Listen Konshens, Vybz Kartel and Sean Paul new collaborative single “Power Move” below.
Contraband Found In Vybz Kartel Cell, Deejay Transferred To GP Confinement
Vybz Kartel sudden transfer from one prison to another put the spotlight again on the Jamaican justice system and now the Ministry of National Security has called for a full report. The aced dancehall star was transferred from the Horizon Remand Center where he has been housed for the last five years to the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre aka GP in downtown Kingston. The move is as a result of an investigation into allegations that he has been recording music behind bars, which is illegal for his case. The move raised more questions than answers and sparked a renewed interest into his controversial murder trial which concluded in a conviction in 2014. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Dionne McIntosh, confirmed that Vybz Kartel was moved and revealed that her ministry has requested a full report that will be made available to the media.
Vybz Kartel’s murder case has been back in the spotlight for the last few weeks after the controversial acquittal of Kingston businessman Patrick Powell in the X6 case. Powell was tried for the shooting death of 17-year-old Kingston College student Khajeel Mais. But his not-guilty verdict left a stench on the Jamaican justice system. Since then several dancehall entertainers have called for the release of Vybz Kartel given the many questionable things in his case. Kartel’s attorney Tom Tavares-Finson says he will be meeting with the deejay this weekend to discuss his appeal and the reasons why he was moved.
Dancehall Calls For Vybz Kartel Release Amidst Controversial X6 Trial
Vybz Kartel found himself in some more legal troubles that could potentially affect his upcoming appeal case.
Sources inside law enformcement confirmed that authorities launched an investigation into reports that he has been recording music in prison and found contraband inside of his cell. The nature of the banned items found in Vybz Kartel cell is not yet known, but sources confirmed, that he was immediately transfer to a maximum security section of the Tower Street prison where he is placed in solitary confinement.
“Some form of contraband was found inside of the cell that Palmer was being held,” reliable sources told us. “I can’t state the exact nature of what these contraband are but electronic devices are believed to be among them.”
Shawn Storm cell was also searched during the operation, but so far we’ve learned that only Kartel was transferred to a different prison.
Vybz Kartel’s lead attorney, Tom Tavares Finson, also confirmed that the artist was transferred late Tuesday afternoon but couldn’t give an exact reason for the abrupt transfer.
The raid on Vybz Kartel cell came just days after T.O.K. singer Flexx complained in an interview with Anthony Miller that Vybz Kartel is getting more airplay than other artists who are free and working hard. Not surprisingly, fans of the Gaza deejay have been blaming Flexx for the latest move by authority that ended with Vybz Kartel being placed in confinement.
As to whether or not we will still get new music from Vybz Kartel, one of his representatives inside the Gaza camp told us that there is a huge catalog of previously recorded unreleased music, so music will still be coming.
During his sentencing hearing in 2014, Vybz Kartel was given the option to record music in prison but on the condition that the proceeds from his recordings will go towards Clive “Lizard” Williams’ family. The dancehall deejay declined the offer and opted not to record music in prison.
X6 Murder Trial Social media erupts as Patrick Powell freed: 'most ridiculous and intentionally corrupted case ever'
The dancehall community is calling for the release of Vybz Kartelamidst the controversial X6 trial.
Kingston businessman Patrick Powell was recently acquitted of murder involving the shooting death of 17-year-old Kingston College student Khajeel Mais. The shooting caused an uproar in 2011 and caused an even bigger uproar when Powell was found not guilty, leaving the entire Jamaican diaspora stunned.
A lot of the anger and frustration spilled over in dancehall when we reflect back on Vybz Kartel’s conviction in 2014 and subsequent life sentence. Producer Skatta Burrell wrote on Instagram “All I can say is free Vybz Kartel” when he got the news. Demarco’s producer Tiyarro Drake also sound off on the issue saying, “It is funny how they found so much evidence and this and that to convict Vybz Kartel, yet they couldn’t even get this man to hand over his firearm for testing. Trust me, it’s not a good look, and God nah sleep. Free World Boss.”
Dancehall fans have also been making their voices heard on social media from as far as Africa calling for the release or retrial of Vybz Kartel amidst the controversial ruling.
Patrick Powelll was tried in the court of public opinion and found guilty as sin for the 2011 murder of former Kingston College student, Khajeel Mais. He was set free by the court on Monday after the prosecution's star witness turned 'hostile' and the case crumbled.
Social media has erupted with the theme being that Fada God nah sleep and the murderer of the young boy, whoever he or she is, will be meet hisor her Waterloo.
All we have the energy to do is share some of the thousands of comments from social media.
++++++ Khajeel MaisDean
This is the most ridiculous and intentionally corrupted case I've ever seen in all my life. Mek mi feel like mi neva learn nuttin growing up. Jah know
How vybe kartel found guilty and this guy clear and present with all evidence implicating him but he walks free
Failure to hand over his firearm is a fine ,which he can pay he's off
Desroy Smith from Facebook, 1 hour ago
How convenient! Free him of murder, then charge him for withholding the murder weapon. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't want hear or see nothing about this case anymore. ... that firearm should be seized immediately after the shooting. . What is happening in Jamaica???
Seems to me that the system was played to set Mr Powell free. First how can a firearm holder refuse, for five years, a lawful request for the provision of his gun for ballistic testing in a murder case. Could the firearm licence not be revoked rendering possession illegal and forcing Mr Powell to 'take' in his firearm. Over the intervening 5-year period why was the 'gun charge' not taken before the courts before the murder trial given the importance of the potential ballistic evidence, now immediately after his acquittal that case is before the courts. The playing of the system continues even after the trial with both defence lawyers on Beyond the Headlines sanitizing their client and ducking questions about Mr Powell's refusal to submit his gun for testing.
We would also like to know if the firearm permit has been renewed within the last 5 years.., while the police needed it for examination...!?
Nicole Henry from Facebook, 2 hours ago
KARMA naah release him.....
Stewart from Facebook2 hours ago
It's all about the money. God not sleeping n no bad deed will go unpunished
Send home the man, prosecutors already freed him of murder, so tell me now after 5 yrs u going to try him on gun charge when u never took his gun or his X6, where u going to find the evidence now?
Oh please what a travesty of justice, so many years later they are talking about him not turning in his gun, could not happen here his old ass would be sitting in a cell.
This is fuckry. The key evidence in the crime wasn't turned over. What a bomboclat system wicked, court and everybody working with this man.
There is no justice for mediocre are the poor......but the rich will get away with anything
A money run Jamaica, as long as u have u money u can't go jail.
This come in like circus
The judge police killer Powell and his lawyer are a sets of evil heartless people the judge should have ordered this man to turned his gun in are you telling me that this killing took place 5yrs ago and he still holding his gun no somethings is not adding up the blasted man killed the young boy are we that blind wake up people he knows that if he turned the gun in and they run ballistic on it the truth will comes out smh
All he may end up doing is pay a fine
Me would a pay smadi shoot him in a him head 1 bbc shot!
That's putting the cart in front of the horse or what, that should have been done already, that would have clear up every thing perfectly.
after 5 yrs him never turn over gun.
What sort of nonsense is this how comes he got acquitted and the murder weapon is still with held by the by this man where Jamaica got their laws from
In all of 5 years. now the court a ask him to turn over his gun. After d case close... Unu really love insult d average man. This case grieve mi to d core. No man mi ago pray cause nothing abt this is right
Vybz Kartel sudden prison transfer angered some of his fans but seems some warders at the Tower Street prison are more than welcoming of him.
The circumstances surrounding his transfer last week Tuesday are still sketchy, but multiple sources confirmed with Urban Islandz that it’s as a result of allegations that he is recording music in prison. He was being held at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre since his arrest in 2011 and throughout his trial, but as of last week his new his new home will be at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility, aka GP.
One warder at GP, Simon Willard, more than likely not his real name, told the Star that most of the staffs at GP are upbeat about Vybz Kartel’s transfer to that prison.
“The presence of him (Kartel) being here was felt from the first day,” Willard said. “The entire prison, warders and inmates a talk up bout him. We nuh know the real reason he was placed there, but a whole heap a speculation.”
Willard also noted that he is in support of Vybz Kartel recording music in prison. As of now the dancehall deejay is not permitted to record music in prison as part of his life sentence. But that could change if a judge grant him permission.
There is a full studio at the Tower Street prison that would serve Vybz Kartel very well.