This Day In Jamaican History

On this day in Jamaican History – Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel

On January 7th 1976 entertainer,  dancehall artist, songwriter and businessman Adidja Palmer better known as Vybz Kartel was born in Jamaica. Kartel’s popular singles include “Clarks”, “Ramping Shop”, “Poor People Land”, “Tell You Say”, “Summertime”, “Dancehall Hero” “Like Christmas” and Major Lazer collab “Pon De Floor”.

Vybz Kartel is now serving life imprisonment for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ William at his home in Havendale, on 16 August 2011. He was sentenced on 3 April 2014 and will not be eligible for parole for 35 years. While in prison in 2012, Kartel’s book The Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto: Incarcerated but not Silenced, co-written with Michael Dawson, was published.  On the cover of his book, Kartel states “I pray this book helps to change Jamaica forever.”

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