Final Kartel case management session on Thursday ahead of July 9 appeal

The final case management conference ahead of the July 9 appeal by international dancehall deejay, Adidja Palmer, popularly known as Vybz Kartel, and the three other men who were convicted of murder with him, is set for Thursday of this week.

The session is scheduled as the last exercise before Kartel, along with Shawn Campbell, another entertainer who goes by the stage name, Shawn Storm; and two other co-convicts, Kahira Jones and Andre St John, face the Appeal Court in relation to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in August 2011.

The appeal is expected to run for about three weeks.

Reports are that all is already in place for the big day in court on July 9, as the legal groundwork has been done and positioning on the matter between the prosecution and the defence has been established between the two sides.

The four men were convicted of Williams’ murder in March 2014, and were each given life sentences, with the recommended time-frames before eligibility for parole running up to 35 years in the case of Kartel.

Shawn Storm Saying He Snitched On Vybz Kartel

Popcaan has broken his silence following Shawn Storm’s claims that he snitched on his former mentor Vybz Kartel.

On Friday Sivva dropped a diss track titled ‘No Frauds’ in which he labelled the ‘Unruly Boss’ as an informer. “…Seh Gaza from mi a wear nappy, new name fi informa.. Poppy! dem boy deh a some groupie, druppy.. get the Vybz rum and doah dilute it,” Shawn Storm deejays. “…Him have police number pan speed dial doah trus dem gi him vial / him sell out the crocs and run weh & the case deven reach trial,” he added.

However according to sources close to the ‘Stray Dog’ deejay, he’s just laughing at the accusations as Shawn Storm is just trying to look a comeback in the dancehall industry.

Related: Popcaan Losing Fans After Subpar Music Says Dancehall Insiders

“Yo right now a London the boss [Popcaan] deh fi tour, wi nuh have time fi foolishness,” sources said. “Some man [Shawn Storm] just a call up wi name fi look back a hype wid him bagga lies, Poppy loyal to addi but a Unruly the thing deh now man anuh no snitch inna diss.”

Popcaan also took to his Instagram account to write a cryptic post on Saturday following the release of the single. “Dont hate the player, pussy hate the game ???#UPFOREVER,” he wrote.

Defense Team Expects Vybz Kartel To Beat Legal Battle In 2016

Defense Team Expects Vybz Kartel To Beat Legal Battle In 2016

Aced Dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel, who was convicted of homicide in 2014 and sentenced to life in a maximum security prison, is preparing to fight a tough legal battle, which his defense team believes he has a high chance of winning.

Shortly after his shocking conviction, his legal crew, leaded by Tom Tavares-Finson, immediately filed an appeal, citing evidence tampering and witness intimidation among a host of other matters.

Tavares-Finson has confirmed that an appeal hearing could come as early as later this year.

Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, and his three co-convicts have all maintained their innocence in the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. The deejay’s protege Shawn Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones also are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole starting from 25 to 35 years. All four men were sentenced to hard labor.

In the meanwhile, Vybz Kartel continues to maintain a strong presence on Dancehall airwaves locally and overseas despite being behind bars since 2011.

He also won two Youth View Award this year for Favourite Artiste Male Local and Favourite Dancehall Artiste.

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Beenie Man says Vybz Kartel fans are foolish.

Beenie Man thinks that the fans of Vybz Kartel, who continue to say that “Dancehall is dead” without Vybz Kartel are just downright foolish. He also blasted those who say that dancehall is locked up in prison.

“No one man never run dancehall,” Beenie Man said during an interview with Nightly Fix. “Music bigger than Vybz Kartel, music bigger than me, stop the foolishness.”

Beenie Man also advised fans of Vybz kartel to stick to discussing Vybz Kartel and stop discussing dancehall music.

“So basically what you’re saying is that dancehall music lock up in prison,” Beenie added. “That is foolishness… Kartel fans be Kartel fans and leave the music alone. Stick to talking about Kartel and don’t talk about the music. Because if dancehall locked up in jail then why the rest of the other artists them on tour can somebody please tell me? Why music is still playing? Why me have hit songs today if dancehall lock up in jail?”

It is not only Vybz Kartel fans who believe that dancehall is in jail, the world boss said it himself from behind bars to the dismay of many other artists.

“Dancehall is in jail,” Vybz Kartel said.

“Since I’ve been in jail, reggae has taken over because it’s a refreshing alternative to dancehall for the young kids who realise the artistes of dancehall are just recycling Kartel lyrics and flow. It’s pathetic.”

Popcaan Addresses Kartel’s Sons PG 13 Diss Song

Dancehall’s Raving King and Unruly Boss Andrae Jay Sutherland, more popularly known as Popcaan has broken his silence as it pertains to Vybz Kartel’s Sons PG 13 recent Diss track

After brawls about these allegations are so they say, the sons the incarcerated Musician Vybz kartel has had not too long released a song called Radio which was featured on the ( Voice Note Riddim ) where they quoted ” mi nuh trust popcaan” an upon those words we have not heard a reply from the dj whether by music or social media. Best of Elite understands that sources close to the deejay has revealed a statement made by the entertainer.

one of them was
“mi na nuh time fi inna nuh talking wid the world boss pg dem cause a him mek mi deh weh mi deh straight!! suh mi nuh know bout ungrateful suh mi na diss dem an mi respect shot boss” ‘but if nuh body wa pick it up pon dem head when music done wid dem, dem na nuh head fi dem eaze”.

[Just Release Must See ] VYBZ KARTEL AND GAZA SLIM TALK ‘BLO%-JOB’ IN LEAKED

Dancehall artist Gaza Slim is now in hot waters after BBM messages allegedly leaked from Vybz Kartel’s BlackBerry phone over the weekend.

Facebook page titled Vybz Kartel Exposed Pics and Vids [removed] has posted several alleged video footage, photos, BBM messages and voice notes from the incarcerated ‘Hi’ deejay.
Vybz Kartel’s Phone Videos, Photos, Text & Voice Notes Leaked

Among the long list of leaked contents from Kartel’s phone are BBM messages, screen-munched from a conversation between Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim.

In the so-called BBM screenshots, Gaza Slim, formerly known as Vanessa Bling, is exposed as the alleged messages indicate that Vybz Kartel asked if he could ejaculate on Vanessa’s tongue then she should spit out his semen and she accepted his request.

Vybz Kartel’s Exclusive Voicenotes ( Evidence Use in The Murder Trail )

The leaked voice notes that were taken from Vybz Kartel’s Blackberry smartphone and played in court.

Everyone have been asking where are the rest of the voice notes from the person who Vybz Kartel was in conversation with. But now we got our hands on the full voice notes which includes the ones from a man identified as Problem Child.

In the chilling voice notes, Problem Child could be heard telling Vybz Kartel that he needs to kill someone over the missing shoe, a code name for guns.

“FROM THE THING THEM GET MISSING UP DON’T BOTHER HESITATE NOT EVEN FOR A SECOND OR A MINUTE… YOU GIVE THEM 8 O’CLOCK AND ANYTIME AFTER 8 AND YOUR THING NO COME IN YO JUST DON’T BOTHER SAY NOTHING ELSE BLOOD, YO JUST DASH [KILL] A MAN DOG,” PROBLEM CHILD SAID.

Problem Child could also be heard asking Vybz Kartel about Siva, more popularly known as Shawn Storm, role in the missing guns.

“My don hear wa mi a say… wa the program with Siva… because them things de no suppose to under Siva government… because Siva suppose to a check pon them things de at all times and make sure them in a him eye sight,” Problem Child told Kartel.

THESE VOICE NOTES PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART IN THE CROWN’S CASE IN SECURING A CONVICTION AGAINST VYBZ KARTEL, HIS PROTEGE SHAWN STORM, AND CLOSE FRIENDS, ANDRE ST JOHN AND KAHIRA JONES ON MARCH 13, 2014.

KARTEL, REAL NAME ADIDJA PALMER, AND HIS THREE ACCOMPLICES ARE CURRENTLY SERVING LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON FOR THE MURDER.

THE SELF PROCLAIM WORL’BOSS WILL HAVE TO SERVE 35 YEARS BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE.

The leaked voice notes that were taken from Vybz Kartel’s Blackberry smartphone and played in court.

Everyone have been asking where are the rest of the voice notes from the person who Vybz Kartel was in conversation with. But now we got our hands on the full voice notes which includes the ones from a man identified as Problem Child.

In the chilling voice notes, Problem Child could be heard telling Vybz Kartel that he needs to kill someone over the missing shoe, a code name for guns.
“FROM THE THING THEM GET MISSING UP DON’T BOTHER HESITATE NOT EVEN FOR A SECOND OR A MINUTE… YOU GIVE THEM 8 O’CLOCK AND ANYTIMEAFTER 8 AND YOUR THING NO COME IN YO JUST DON’T BOTHER SAY NOTHING ELSE BLOOD, YO JUST DASH [KILL] A MAN DOG,” PROBLEM CHILD SAID.

Problem Child could also be heard asking Vybz Kartel about Siva, more popularly known as Shawn Storm, role in the missing guns.

“My don hear wa mi a say… wa the program with Siva… because them things de no suppose to under Siva government… because Siva suppose to a check pon them things de at all times and make sure them in a him eye sight,” Problem Child told Kartel.

THESE VOICE NOTES PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART IN THE CROWN’S CASE IN SECURING A CONVICTION AGAINST VYBZ KARTEL, HIS PROTEGE SHAWN STORM, AND CLOSE FRIENDS, ANDRE ST JOHN AND KAHIRA JONES ON MARCH 13, 2014.

KARTEL, REAL NAME ADIDJA PALMER, AND HIS THREE ACCOMPLICES ARE CURRENTLY SERVING LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON FOR THE MURDER.

THE SELF PROCLAIM WORL’BOSS WILL HAVE TO SERVE 35 YEARS BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE.

THE MEN HAVE FILED AN APPEAL FOR A NEW TRIAL

Vybz Kartel Says Faith Is Getting Him Through Prison Life

Vybz Kartel is into a year of his life sentence as a result of his controversial murder conviction last year.

The dancehall hitmaker is telling his people that life behind bars has not been easy, but he is getting through his days thanks to his faith.

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Sources close to the self-proclaimed Worl’Boss told Urban Islandz that he is complaining bitterly about the conditions in prison but says he is holding the faith and hhoping that he will be set free through his appeal.

“A lot of people think that Addi (Vybz Kartel) was just another devil worshiping celebrity who sold his soul for fame, but that couldn’t be further from the truth,” our source who regularly visit Vybz Kartel in prison told us.

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“He read his bible regularly and has always been a god fearing youth even before prison but people just took his dancehall persona too serious. He told me that its only his faith in the almighty that is getting him through the horrible conditions in prison,” our source added.

Our source also told us that there have been several attempts to take Vybz Kartel life in prison.Vybz-Kartel-and-Shawn-Storm“First the system send him go prison and when that wasn’t enough they are trying to assassinate him, but god is protecting the deejay and getting him through,” sources revealed.

Vybz Kartel is still maintaining his innocence and says he didn’t commit the crime that he was convicted for.

The dancehall star, his protege Shawn Storm, and two others, who were found guilty of the same crime, are appealing the conviction. All four men are serving life sentences with eligibility of parole in three decades.

“Kartel was setup by a corrupt system who just wanted to remove him from society because the world saw everything unfold and know that he is innocent,” Urban Islandz source added. “He is just waiting on his appeal but until then there is not much that he can do.”

Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, his protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, and close friends Andre St John and Kahira Jones were all convicted of murdering Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Vybz Kartel disses Gaza Slim and Endorses Lisa Hype! [MUST LISTEN AUDIO]

In a follow up to a previous article, “Vybz Kartel and Vanessa Bling aka Gaza Slim at Odds?”, where we had mentioned that the incarcerated deejay and his former young female prodigy are now on the outs after she [Slim] disrespected his baby mother and common law wife, Shorty.

We had also mentioned that his new single had previewed on quite a few radio stations worldwide and seemed to be another shot at Gaza Slim following the Gaza Slim/Lisa Hype feud a couple weeks ago.

Where former Portmore Empire artiste Lisa Hyper raised eyebrows with an aggressive performance at the M.I.A awards where she to threw words in an aggressive manner towards former label mate, Gaza Slim, who was in the audience at the time.

“When me a perform onstage, mi see her mouth and eyes open wide but she nah say nothing. Slim need fi understand herself. Basically, I am not trying to bully her but Vanessa knows what she did. She don’t give me or Shorty the respect, and mi a demand my respect from her because the risks I would take for my career, she would never take them,” Lisa said.

The new single, entitled ‘Ungrateful’, is on DJ Sunshine’s Wrangler Riddim. In the song he clearly hits out and disses Gaza Slim and praises Lisa Hyper, who was one of the most dominant persons of the Portmore Empire at the time when it was at its peak.

“Ungrateful dog nyam dutty pudding, …nuh try hype, u really shudnt cuz u nuh know Felicia Gooden…”
Gooden is more popularly known as Lisa Hyper and has always been loyal to Vybz Kartel and the Portmore Empire even after she sort of faded behind the scenes of the group and launched out on her own.

It was being speculated that Vybz Kartel and Slim, were engaged in more than a professional relationship and that they had an understanding that Slim broke during his trial. Further speculations are that Vybz Kartel’s “Crashing head-on” was also directed at Slim.

Slim, however, does not seem to be paying any mind to this as in her recent most interview she clearly emphasizes on how happy she is as she is also engaged.

Listen song below:

https://youtu.be/qYtc2aSjmOw

(MUST READ) Vybz Kartel, Dancehall and Slavery!

WITHOUT slavery there would be no dancehall. Without dancehall, no Vybz Kartel. And, if no Kartel, Lizard Williams would be alive and his sister would have no reason to hide. The nexus of English language, Jamaica land, slavery, the British, and their Bible is intertwined; and these retentions define the texture of our entertainment.

Vybz Kartel is proof of concept, and his verdict says our justice system may not find truth or a body, but it makes decisions. The trial per se has little significance in the scheme of things, but it puts our culture in the dock. There is connectivity between murder and “murda music”, but how? Tell me.

If you are open to take life, be ready to lose yours. The Kartel verdict will not happen for 80 per cent of murders, so we cannot celebrate. The trial did not get us food, education, peace, jobs, but it elicited the best in our justice system and the worst of our “lickie-lickie” people. Unemployment in the Kingston metropoliton area was down for several weeks as the “rent-a-crowd” was on duty — the finest men, children and women money can buy. Sale of goods was up during the trial and, if it had gone on for another 60-plus days, GCT might have met IMF targets. His acolytes complained that Kartel did not get public support, but do they not know a court of law is not The Voice talent show? How many votes for Kartel? Life is dancehall; court is justice, and the good guys won this time. The world is truly a stage.

Slavery & Culture

The linkage of slavery and European habits to our culture is to be celebrated; yet it is neither of Africa, Europe or ‘Tainoland’. Ours is a smorgasbord of miscegenation and plurality of culture — unique! We are name-brand, “Jamaica, likkle but tallawah!” We “diss” English heritage and “big up” Africa; but one is our blood, the other our brains, both our psyche.

Why do our rich entertainers, poor Rastafarians and professionals who go to Africa not fit in? Our Rastas are quaint, unambitious and cracked — says my Ethiop friend. How come all of them fit into England? The proud Rasta and his baby’s pram; they understand our patois, but Africans don’t — how come? Xamaica impacts our culture, and I see where remnants want us to have a day of thanksgiving “Taino Day” for their land where citrus and mango drop and rot; yet we beg or starve rather than produce for prosperity.

Marcus Garvey is our prophet of this melange. I see his pith helmet and laugh, but he is vision and gravitas. He was about Africa, but his life, reason, references, and oratory were of Europe — so Jamaican! He “cooled-out” in Europe, since only white people go to Africa to relax on safari; Miami for us. I pay no tribute to slavery, but it is my father’s reality, his father’s and his father’s before him. I can only live in my time, and slavery is not my reality and it is not my worse hurt. Have you been violated for speaking truth in free Jamaica? Bruited by once poor but now powerful black men? To them Garvey is “fool-fool ting”! I have stories. Last week I said domestic violence born of man’s desire to control women’s sexuality and their lives, to the extent of beheading them with impunity, was de facto slavery. What a fight in my inbox; peace, my friends, slavery is not about black people, it’s about who owns whom! The Kartels of this land are small beer; the giant of gender slavery must be destroyed as one slave makes us all slaves.

 

Without New World slavery there would be no Bob Marley; no Sam Sharpe, Nanny, Bogle, Gordon as heroes. The sale of our ancestors by African brethren, easy life in Xamaica, free paper from white people and English speech, describe but do not limit us. Bob’s life celebrates this blend. In Africa, many were slaves to their kin; in the New World we were sold to an alien ethnicity and vendors had no clue where their brethren went. Africans were not driven by their cosmology to explore; not curious where ships with black flesh went? We are curious, we are of Xamaica; we push boundaries. Vybz Kartel hit an electrified boundary — 60,000 volts — and may meet Lizard soon. His triumphant rent-a-crowd was not paid to mourn. He used his gifts for ill. Bob used his mixed-up heritage to uplift people. One love!

The Bible is also a force here. The Hebrew book is the core of our psyche. Few live it, but criminals know it; not Troilus and Cressida, the Koran or Kama Sutra. English Protestant Christians fixed the arc of our culture for 300 years; not Roman Catholics or Jews as the Emancipation Act of these were late. We bought the Hebrew slave myths retailed by the English. We had no myths of gravitas — Anancy story! Bob sang, “By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down” — pure fiction. And “We remember Zion” is not our story. A deep swig of rum and the King James Bible taught us being enslaved to alien people in Xamaica did indite the moving lyrics on our hearts. Today no one can “improv” with the English language like us; our multi-hued skins absorbed the Bible and British mores as no other colonials. We now teach them the nuances of their script and embellish it in ways they never imagined. Read opinion writers in the Jamaica Observer and marvel at their range, texture and ease with English; each different yet use the same toolkit. My opinion editor is the best as he bridles my anger and covers my impetuous flaws. Read Kartel’s lyrics — priceless! Hence, they are more destructive than others.

Jamaica land is a force in culture. Can we revert to Xamaica? Land ripped from the Tainos, gifted by the English, and now our pledge. The remnants of Taino first nations may mount a genocide case against Europe and a reparations case against Jamaica for expropriating their land. Jews did not get Egypt’s land at emancipation; in 1948 they got a “cotch” and from then “bangarang” in the Middle East. Black Americans did not get a State of the Union, not even the promised mule, they deserve reparations, do the Tainos? The land is fat, but we never use it to become men. Its bounty made us lazy and imprudent; as fruit is always in season, we neither plan nor work. We are spoilt for choice. Xamaica is in our blood; but if you are not prepared to be murdered, leave now. Have we slipped to number 2 in the global kill club? Lord be praised! Tarry awhile, my friend, things could change.

Vybz Kartel is an innovator. So is the creator of water boarding which taps the body’s survival instinct by simulating proximate death — evil genius! Kartel’s ease with words, rhythm, and smut is tribute to a mastery of English, slavery and British sensibilities — a true Jamaican. It is time we come to terms with history, thank God slavery is not our lot, and celebrate and use our assets to prosper our land. Slavery is in our DNA, as is sicklecell, so we use this fact to plan healthy living not to stop living. Dancehall and Kartel were on trial; the medium is the message. Kartel is his own man. Dancehall is us –no regrets — we were born to it. Don’t overthink this, just prize our mixed-up heritage and build our nation.

Written by Dr Franklin Johnston a strategist, project manager and advises the minister ofeducation. franklinjohnstontoo@gmail.com