Dancehall star Vybz Kartel continues to be a pivotal part of Dancehall music from behind bars, as he prepares to release a new album in 2016.
In 2015, the incarcerated deejay dropped tons of new music, prompting speculations that he has been recording from in prison.
The “Dancehall Hero” deejay also released an album VIKING (Vybz Is King).
A source close to Vybz Kartel’s told Hype Life Magazine exclusively that the followup project to VIKING is already in the works.
“Vybz Kartel fans are always hungry for new music and they are always looking for what he is coming out with next even when he is behind bars,” the source said.
“This new project will feature some previously recorded unreleased material and some songs that are already hot on the airwaves,” the source added.
The inside source also claimed that there will be a big unlikely collaboration on the new album, but declined to name the artist.
In related news, Vybz Kartel’s appeal process has been stalled by a Supreme Court reporter following his latest attempt for retrial in the Christmas season. Details of the incarcerated deejay unfold as his attorneys anticipate retrial in early 2016.
Vybz Kartel, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, has maintained his innocence and has filed an appeal to overturn his conviction.
Sources close to the former Portmore Empire deejay told Hype Life Magazine that the “Dancehall Hero” deejay will continue his fight for freedom in the appeal court.
There have been as many rumours and romances about what he may be doing behind bars as there were during his time as a free man – another sure sign of the unique grasp he has on the public’s imagination. Whether or not he is guilty is just one of the many things people speak about.
Some stories have included accounts of him recording songs while locked away. Whether or not that’s true, there’s no disputing the fact that efforts to censor Kartel’s music or limit his impact on Jamaican society have failed.
While fans await his sentencing, his book The Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto is still in stores, his music still runs the dancehall, and his Twitter remains on and popping.
As the subtitle on his book puts it, Kartel has been “incarcerated but not silenced”.