Dancehall is In Jail
Since his incarceration on murder charges a little over two years ago, embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel has not refused any opportunity possible to speak out against the system, which currently holds him in Horizon Remand Centre, nor his true feelings regarding his former friends and protégés.
“Dancehall is in jail,” he told The Voice. “Although the fact remains that if I die tomorrow, dancehall will continue, it’s also a fact that the next artiste to bring the energy, panache, and ‘vybz’ to dancehall, isn’t here yet.”
He says he is unimpressed with today’s crop of young deejays and says Reggae’s revival in recent times has been because music lovers are growing tired of hearing repetitive lyrics and styles throughout the genre.
“Look for yourself,” he said. “Since I’ve been in jail, reggae has taken over because it’s a refreshing alternative to dancehall for the young kids who release the artistes of dancehall are just recycling Kartel lyrics and flow. It’s pathetic.”