Vybz Kartel is allegedly building a musical group of new artists.
According to an unconfirmed source, the incarcerated Dancehall star is reportedly “making some major moves in the music industry from behind bars.”
“You can recall back in 2012 when he announced the disbandment of Portmore Empire, a group he co-founded and lead in the mid-2000s. The group gave rise to artists like Tommy Lee Sparta, Popcaan, Jah Vinci, and Vanessa Bling, all of whom are now a household name in dancehall,” the source claimed.
The source, who is supposedly involved with the handling of Kartel’s affairs, claimed that the “Worl Boss” deejay has been “rebuilding his label under a new name, Vybz Kartel Muzik, and so far he has signed a handful of female artists.”
“It’s not that he is rebuilding Portmore Empire, that’s history, the new focus is a new label with new artists, new focus, and new energy,” the sources claimed.
“Vybz Kartel Muzik is the label that will house everything. Things will be more official now than before, so any artist you see we pushing are signed to the label, and we are working with acts like Ili Sanchea and Lolaa Smiles,” the source added.
Newcomers such as British rapper Ili Sanchea and Sikka Rhymes (Vybz Kartel’s cousin) are reportedly signed to the label “with more artists to come.”
Vybz Kartel, who is currently serving life for murder, is banking on his appeal verdict as he continues to fight for freedom.
His upcoming album, Exiled Pharoah, is reprtedly due year next year. It’s unclear if any of the new artists will be featured on the project.