Vybz Kartel fans would beg to differ from Shabba Ranks who is saying that dancehall legend Professor Nuts is the best lyricist the genre has ever seen.
Shabba was speaking with JLP leader Andrew Holness when he was asked about Vybz Kartel being the best lyricist in dancehall.
“I don’t get you, Professor Nuts is the best lyricist we ever produce,” Shabba said while stating that Kartel’s lyrics are high school.
Check around the 3:30 mark for that part of the interview.
Shabba Ranks is one of the most commercially successful artists in dancehall history. While Vybz Kartel, who is currently serving a life sentence for a murder conviction, is widely regarded as the most talented artist the genre has ever seen.
like Shabba, Professor Nuts came up in an era when dancehall was taking shape. He came with a witty and comedic form of dancehall that captivated a lot of fans.