Alkaline new war song “Badness It Name” is the hottest topic in dancehall this week, but is it a Vybz Kartel diss track?
The Vendetta deejay teamed up with one of his go-to producers for the gritty gangsta anthem featured on the new Double Murder Riddim. “Murder gwaan me woulda get the blame / Leave fi go fi one but all a them get the grave / Go in front the judge tell her a badness it name / Wa fi change if a man get detain, people still ago missing hog ago nyam them remains,” Alkaline deejay over a dark dancehall beat.
There are no confirmations from the Vendetta deejay’s camp on whether or not this is a Vybz Kartel or Popcaan diss, but we do know that the song has been getting a lot of attention inside dancehall circles. This follows another track from Alka “Ricochet” released in November and was a direct shot at the incarcerated Gaza boss.
Last week, dancehall legend Bounty Killer did an interview where he admitted that Alkaline is biting Vybz Kartel style but also noted that nothing is wrong with that approach since he himself emulated other artists like Buju Banton and Shabba Ranks in the early part of his career in the 1990s.
Listen Alkaline “Badness It Name” below.
Despite being incarcerated since 2011, Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer has remained relevant in dancehall with a consistent supply of new singles from his massive catalog of previously recorded unreleased singles. But still there are a lot of controversy around his new music with some artists questioning if he is recording music in prison. His recent prison transfer also shed some light on the debate,
Despite Kartel’s grip on the genre for years, Alkaline is an emerging act that has amassed a sizeable fan base in dancehall and is still growing locally and internationally.