Vybz Kartel’s First Interview In Four Years

A mock news clip announcing residents of an undisclosed ghetto community in Jamaica “are fuming about treatment meted out by security forces” opens the commentary “Worldboss” from embattled dancehall artist Vybz Kartel’s new album Of Dons and Divas. “We are tired of this, we nah stop block the road until the prime minister come. We want justice!!” thunders dancehall artist Lisa Mercedez, who’s featured alongside RedBoom, their voices joining a chorus repeatedly chanting “worldboss, worldboss, worlboss.” The ferocious verses by Kartel, a.k.a. World Boss, slam political party alliances pitting poor people against each other, and demand accountability from politicians while ridiculing their empty promises, with a dash of humor…


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