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Vybz Kartel Book “The Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto” Release July 6, 2012

KINGSTON, Jamaica: On Friday, July 6, 2012 Adijah Palmer aka Vybz Kartel is set to release his best body of work, catalogued in his book, The Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto.Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come best describes Vybz Kartel’s journey thus far – “there been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long but now I think I’m able to carry on. It’s been a long, a long time comin’ but I know a change is gon’ come. Oh, yes it will.” And for Jamaica, it has.

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Undeniably talented and arguably the most mystical personality to come out of Jamaica since Bob Marley, Vybz Kartel is seen as a musical demigod to some and the devil personified to others. In a New York Times article, Vybz Kartel’s marketability was compared to that of Lady Gaga, Madonna and Jay Z. The Rolling Stone Magazine is quoted as saying “look up controversy in the Jamaican dictionary and you might find a photo of Adidjah Palmer, aka dancehall star Vybz Kartel.”

Vybz Kartel has had an indelible effect on the policy and people of Jamaica, including forcing the Jamaican government to change broadcasting rules in an effort to curb his musical influence, revolutionizing female sexuality by allowing Jamaican women to acknowledge and embrace their sexual inhibitions and challenging the political status quo by having many in Jamaica pay allegiance to the Gaza (his hometown) instead of PNP and JLP political parties. Vybz Kartel has been summoned to Jamaica House by the Prime Minister, invited to the podium of esteemed universities by learned professors and brought to West Kingston to demonstrate the unity between himself and his musical rival Movado. Oddly enough, these events took place whilst Vybz Kartel (the person) and his music were refused both entry and airplay in many countries.

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Vybz Kartel’s musical influence combined with his demeanor has made him the man Jamaica loves to hate and the artist that many hate to admit that they love. Vybz Kartel, who maintains his innocence, is currently in custody at the Horizon Remand Centre in Jamaica on the allegations of murder and other criminal offenses. Nonetheless, Vybz Kartel has vowed that prison bars shall neither silence nor hinder his message.

Vybz Kartel and his co-author, Michael Dawson completed the first draft of this book early summer 2011 intending for this text to serve as a catalyst for discussions on classism, racism and other “isms and schisms” existing in modern day Jamaica. While Vybz Kartel proudly acknowledges 50 years of Independence for Jamaica, The Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto boldly asks – “50 years of what for poor people?”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002516324160 Kym Johnson

    this book is a must get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002516324160 Kym Johnson

    this book is a must get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002516324160 Kym Johnson

    this book is a must get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001683957343 Deandra Ellis

    MY WRD..quick n fa$$..imagine…wurl bo$$!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001683957343 Deandra Lee Ellis

    MY WRD..quick n fa$$..imagine…wurl bo$$!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001683957343 Deandra Lee Ellis

    MY WRD..quick n fa$$..imagine…wurl bo$$!

  • manshidza

    Adi ticha fi ril,mi nuh bow back to babilan,mi nid him to put dem tune to higher level.Mi sae Gaza fi life ……ahooooooooo

  • manshidza

    Mi nid dat book in Zimbabwe so dat we can have a taste of Karte’s teachings!

  • http://www.virgojovan@yahoo.com jovan virgo

    All them a fight them can’t stop u your going to rise. Up. How them lock up the teacher how we ago learn even better than before u a me only artist for ever

  • http://www.virgojovan@yahoo.com jovan virgo

    All them a fight them can’t stop u your going to rise Up better than before u a me only artist for ever. Now them lock up the teacher how we ago learn. A just ghetto life we a fight for the paradise oh awoh!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001465841140 Tas-tas Fantastic Queen

    vybz teaches many jamaicans how to love themself for who they are not what people say they should be…and his songs sometime can be inspirational and it sometime but not always could be ins…. so uno fi just free the boss mek him live him life agian…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001465841140 Tas-tas Fantastic Queen

    vybz teaches many jamaicans how to love themself for who they are not what people say they should be…and his songs sometime can be inspirational and it sometime but not always could be ins…. so uno fi just free the boss mek him live him life agian…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001465841140 Tas-tas Fantastic Queen

    and I cant wait for the book to be out hope its going to be something in the new york to purchase it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001465841140 Tas-tas Fantastic Queen

    and I cant wait for the book to be out hope its going to be something in the new york to purchase it.

  • http://facebook kenisha williams

    vybzkartel i love you and no matter what some people say about you round where i live i will still love you so just live you life and i will be waying on your songs and you along can make the woman them feel good but i see that tommylee is coming just like you but him can take the woman them form you form you a we say kartel if life

  • Ranks

    Adi ah di best tell them

  • http://facebook.com carling keane cain

    you still hold tha first position in jamaican vibz, may jah bless you till your prosperity.