Vybz Kartel drops “Faith” single, allegedly recorded in Prison
Produced by TJ Records, imprisoned Dancehall star Vybz Kartel released a new single title “Faith,” in which he urged his fans to keep the faith.
Kartel, popularly called “Worl Boss” or “Addi” by his fans, took an almost different twist in his lyrics on the Faithful Riddim. He urged youths to read the bible, listen to their parents and not become a victim of the system.
However, in an apparent reference to his conviction for murder and pending appeal, Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer, reiterate that he nor his fans would not be giving his “haters” anything to celebrate.
Several music industry analysts claims that the message within the song, the quality of his voice, and the inconsistent flow of his singing would suggest that the recording was done recently and remotely. It could have then been engineered in a recording studio.
Kartel is not known to be enjoying any privileges to continue recording and publishing music while in prison, unlike others like Jah Cure who had enjoyed such a concession during the later part of his imprisonment.
Many industry insiders have since suffice that the song must have been a black market recording, which is a fan maintenance tactic often used by mostly rap artists who would either caused an engineer to record their lyrics via a standard (authorized) prison phone call or through other improvised and unauthorized means.
However, for those who were greeted with the online release of the song, the means of recording seemed irrelevant to their excitement.
Upon hearing the new song, thousands of Kartel’s fans from around the world took their celebration to Facebook and several other social networks, pleading for the release of the popular dancehall artiste.
Listen to “Faith” by Vybz Kartel.