Is Vybz Kartel under investigation for recording music in prison?

Incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel has been transferred from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre to the maximum security Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, Hype Life Magazine has learned.

The controversial entertainer, whose real name is Adijah Palmer, was removed from the Spanish Town Road, Kingston-based Horizon facility and transferred  to the Tower Street correctional facility in downtown Kingston under heavy police guard on Tuesday, according to new reports.

No details have yet emerged as to why exactly the entertainer was reportedly transferred, however speculations are high that it may possibly be related to a perceived breach committed at the facility.

The spotlight was recently placed on the entertainer’s continued dominance of the airwaves in Jamaica, despite being incarcerated, by fellow dancehall artiste Flexx, formerly of the group T.O.K.

According to Flexx, it is unfair that Vybz Kartel’s music continues to dominate the dancehall scene, and stated that the deejay shouldn’t be allowed to record from prison.

According to Flexx, it is unfair that Vybz Kartel’s music continues to dominate the dancehall scene, and stated that the deejay shouldn’t be allowed to record from prison.

However, there has been no word from the Department of Correctional Service about the transfer, which coincides with mounting concerns that Kartel was apparently recording songs while incarcerated at Horizon.

His lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson confirmed the move which took place on Tuesday, but could not give a reason.

“I know of it. But I haven’t been officially informed,” Tavares-Finson told media reporters on Wednesday.

“Once he’s in the prison system, the authorities don’t have to tell us when they’re moving him. I’ll visit him on the weekend,” he continued.

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Vybz Kartel is currently serving a life sentence for his involvement in the August 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

Sentenced in April 2014, he will be eligible for parole after 35 years. Vybz Kartel has been housed at Horizon since his conviction.

His co-accused, Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell and Kahira Jones, are to serve 25 years before they are eligible for parole, while Andre St John will do 30 years before considered for parole.

However, Kartel and his three co-convicts have filed appeals against their incarceration and sentences.

Despite his incarceration in September 2011, Kartel’s music continues to be in demand.

Allegations are that the flamboyant artiste still records, which has been denied by several producers who have recently released his songs.

He has had more than 25 number one songs since his imprisonment. They include “Fever,” “Keystone,” “Anabella,” “Half Way Tree” and “Western Union.”

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