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Vybz Kartel Eyes First Grammy

 
 

Vybz Kartel could be the next artist out of dancehall to win a Grammy.

The incarcerated deejay made the cut of 50 albums sent to the Grammy Academy which will then be trimmed down to five albums that will compete for Best Reggae Album at the 2012 Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Vybz Kartel critically acclaim 2011 album Pon Di Gaza Mi Sey could earned the deejay his first even Grammy. The album was released shortly after Vybz Kartel publicized arrest late last year.

The 22 track album features several of Vybz Kartel’s popular singles dated all the way back to 2008, including Tear Drops, Best Baby Daddy, Romping Shop (featuring Spice), Ghetto Youth, Like A Movie, and more.

Vybz Kartel will be facing strong competition from several other dancehall stars including Konshens (Mental Maintenance), Busy Signal (Reggae Music Again), Mr. Vegas (Sweet Jamaica), and Sean Paul (Tomahawk Technique).

Other notable nominees include Jimmy Cliff for his album Rebirth, and Toots Hibbert for Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged

The final cut for Best Reggae Album will be announced at the Grammy Nomination party on December 5 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The 55ft Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony will be held on February 10, 2013 also at the Staples Center.

Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, has been incarcerated since September of last year on two murder charges. He is schedule to go on trial starting next month.

Do you think Vybz Kartel will bring the first Grammy “pon di gaza” next year?

Sound off below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1669060222 Gary Junior Beckford

    of course vybz kartel will bring it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003782754258 Kelvin Tembo

    yuh man

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003782754258 Kelvin Tembo

    yuh man

  • Gaza warrior

    Kartel z taking dat grammy 2 d gaza fi sure bledlinz

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002837248491 Dylan Abm

    VYBEZ kARTEL….FREE UP….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000650621629 Salim X Salim

    Yes he will.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000099073345 Duncan Dubeez Danse

    awooooooooooooooh!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=618891463 Michael Lib

    Nice one Vybz, hope you can bust outta prison for the Grammy ceremony!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001475094791 Merciless Babydevil Kartel

    he will get out somehow and he deserves to participate in the grammy and I hope he wins cz he is the best..aoowhhh.

  • http://urbanislandz andygaza

    yeah….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002384077550 Keabecoe Kaybee Moiloa

    mi fi tell ya that ADI Techa is the King of Dancehall. GAZA MI SEH.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004567533885 Jose Muree

    worl boss baddest lyricist will take it.

  • dwayne lewis

    gaza me seh waterford to the world along time him a work fi it so him ago win it .a grammy gaza thing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1227009863 Syd de Loner

    believe it or not kartel is the most famous artist in jamaica. but throughout america most people don’t even know of him. no exposure kill him career. bring back grammy to Gaza. kmt….don’t hold u breath, sure the jamaicans overseas know of him but d people that decide who get the grammy don’t know much about him except what the jamaican media say, and u know it ain’t good. don’t confuse grammy with peoples choice awards.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001092013967 Daniel Mboma Mambo

    the guy deserves some credit for revolutionalising dancehall across the world.Back here in Kenya(Africa) people started listening to dancehall because of vybz kartel songs so if it were up to us nearly all of us would vote for him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001092013967 Daniel Mboma Mambo

    the guy deserves some credit for revolutionalising dancehall across the world.Back here in Kenya(Africa) people started listening to dancehall because of vybz kartel songs so if it were up to us nearly all of us would vote for him.