Vybz Kartel instructed wife Shorty to start Short Boss Muzik label
Incarcerated Dancehall star Vybz Kartel instructed his baby mother Shorty to start a record label to house his music while he is serving time behind bars.
It was during Vybz Kartel’s murder trial, that his partner, Shorty, created the Short Boss Muzik Label.
Shorty, whose real name is Tanesha Johnson, announced her new label Short Boss Muzik earlier this year while Kartel was getting ready to start his life sentence for murder.
She has now been producing for little over a year. Johnson said she gained her experience while spending time at the recording studios with Kartel.
“Vybz Kartel was the one who gave me the idea and everything. I am a strong black woman and I love to try new things and have my own form of independence, so when he gave me the idea, I quickly bought into it,” Johnson told the Splash.
Her production credit first appeared on Kartel’s single titled “School.” Also, “Gimi Di Money” done by their sons Adidja (Little Addi) and Akheel Palmer (Little Vybz) — was next.
A large amount of Kartel tracks followed including Make Up, Louis V, Addi Truth and Pretty Face. She said tracks Gimmi Little Room, Love So 2015 and We Will Make It are to come as well as music video for a single Hero, featuring her sons.
So far Johnson has released several new music from Vybz Kartel under the label and also his two sons who formed a group called PG13.
Johnson also oversees the business side of Vybz Kartel’s music and said she receives a lot of requests from persons to use his music.
She said Hapilos Entertainment, Tad’s Records and Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS) handle publishing and rights.
Their father, Vbyz Kartel is currently serving a life sentence for the death of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. He will be eligible for parole after 35 years.
She said Kartel’s absence has been hard, but she is coping.
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