Chronixx is perhaps the first reggae artist out to openly criticized Vybz Kartel influenced and impact on dancehall music.
Kartel, who is currently incarcerated, is arguably the most popular artist in Jamaica over the last decade. But Chronixx, who is another rising star in reggae music, is not a fan of the former Portmore Empire leader’s often controversial lyrics.
The outspoken conscious singer appeared on Noisey’s recent episode aired on Tuesday night, where he opened up about violence in Jamaican music, singling out Vybz Kartel as the main contributor and labeling him as a “cannibal.”
“Vybz Kartel himself has done a lot of good things in life, I must say,” Chronixx said. “Gangsterism, cannibalism… because Vybz Kartel overtime became a cannibal. When you listen to his music it is very cannibalistic. It became so pleasant to the human that there is a thing within us that crazes chopping up people and beheading people and cut out a man inside.”
Vybz Kartel was convicted of murder in 2014 for the death of his associate Clive “Lizard” Williams. A voicenote from the deejay’s Blackberry phone served as key evidence where he allegedly discussed chopping up Lizard in small pieces and disposed of his remains at sea.
Williams’ body has still not being found and cops seems to have given up hopes of finding it.
Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, his protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were all sentenced to life with hard labor in a maximum security prison.
The dancehall star is appealing the conviction.