Vybz Kartel is one of the most experienced musicians in the music industry.
Over the last few years, Vybz Kartel has become the most talked about figure in Dancehall, a genre that is to the roots reggae of Bob Marley as Hip-Hop is to R&B.
He is known for his prolific output and innovative, but often violent, X-rated lyrics.
The 41-year-old has had a number of hits, and while he has been off the radar due to incarceration, he continues to release songs on a monthly basis.
His massive fan-base is not just supportive but loaded with die-hard enthusiasts, who will generally look you in the eyes and declare “I am Vybz Kartel’s number one fan” or “Gaza For Life!”
Some will also typically debate about how much another person knows about the “Worl Boss” deejay.
Hype Life Magazine presents 18 things you may not know about Vybz Kartel.
1. Vybz Kartel Started His Music Career At The Age Of 17
Vybz Kartel started his career as a teenager in 1993 with his first recording “Love Fat Woman,” released on Alvin Reid’s label named One Heart.
He got his break in the late 1990s writing hits for veteran Bounty Killer.
Kartel rose to prominence as a performer in 2003 with the song “New Millennium,” which featured his trademark intricately constructed polysyllabic rhymes delivered in densely coded patois.