Vybz Kartel Launching New Rum “Gaza Vybz Rum”

Vybz Kartel will be going back into the rum business after getting approval to launch his latest rum venture “Gaza Vybz Rum.”

Currently there are no laws preventing the incarcerated dancehall star from any entrepreneurial pursuits so it was no surprise when his team was given the green light to launch the new brand of alcoholic beverage.

“Once he has the necessary licenses, it can be done because there is no law that disallows imprisoned persons from having business operations,” Clerk of the Court at the St Andrew Parish Court, Hansard Lawson, said.

Vybz Kartel representative, Jeffrey Hype, also confirmed with Urban Islandz that the new rum will be hitting the local market very soon and will also be launching in other Caribbean territories including Trinidad.

“Now, the Gaza boss ah do it again, the rum new and improved,” Hype said. “The factory is based in Clarendon. We employ Jamaicans, providing means of employment for ghetto youths, and we know that this enterprise will be a successful one, so support the movement.”

This will mark the second time that Vybz Kartel will be going into the rum business. Back in 2011 the former Portmore Empire head and former business partner Corey Todd had a bitter fallout and subsequently shut down their joint Street Vybz Rum brand.

Kartel, given name Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence for murder. He is currently appealing the 2014 conviction.


  1. this dude has been creating WORLD history… i dont know of ANY recording artist that has been so entrepreneurial from behind bars in the whole world much less Jamaica (no other jamaican artist has been this effective while incarcerated) this deejay is unstoppable for real.

    Lil wayne nor any of the rappers b4 him, nor other artists from other genres were this relevant from behind bars. how you locked up and still hard-working?? how sway?? how you incarcerated and still far more hot than than your free peers? even the ones that think you’re dead, how sway?? world boss is a fitting name for this mogul/powerhouse

    i doubt death could even stop this guy. how can you not acknowledge his drive/talent/work habits/savviness?