The Dancehall star released their collaborative single on Friday (May 2) on the Apple Music and Amazon Music.
The Jermaine Baker-produced track, which is also available on Youtube VEVO for streaming, sees Vybz Kartel boasting about his dominating status while Lisa Mercedez bolsters his claim to being the “King of Dancehall.”
“Mi nav nuh time fi trace / Mi nah lap frock tail / Coulda even dunga hell me aguh have oxtail / Every female wah mi contact, Hotmail / “Dot com” inna yuh gyal a weh di cash pot play / Hottarice, mek mi tell you bout we / Man skiller dan a killer when him out pon bail / Cya lose, bet yuh money, put yuh house pon sale / Bet yuh wife, all yuh pickney, mi just cyan fail,” Kartel kicks off the track.
“Yoo / Di WorlBoss cya stall / Yo a Addi a d King and him a run Dancehall / Addi a d King and him a run Dancehall / Addi a d King and him a run Dancehall / Di WorlBoss cya stall,” Lisa Mecedez sings on the chorus.
Listen to “Run Dancehall” by Vybz Kartel featuring Lisa Mercedez.
“Run Dancehall” has since received immensely positive reviews from music fans.
“Man have a 2020 millennium flow & sound & it's like he left the old flows in the 2010s & 2000s for that era & started a fresh new flow & sound to run into the 2020s era … greatness … this flow gonna develop better & better until he gets ready to change flow & sound again … I give it til 2026 he gon be another Kartel again ????,” said one YouTube listener.
“”Coulda even jail we haffi have ox tail” I made the best choice in 2000 to follow Vybz Kartel #UpToTheTime,” another fan added.
This is not the first time Vybz Kartel and Lisa Mercedez have worked together. The two partnered for “Real Love” on the Sex on the River Riddim, which was produced by TJ Records and released on April 3rd.
Lisa Mercedez, who was born in Jamaica, is an upcoming Dancehall artiste. She recently announced her re-conversion to Islam, revealing that she would cover up more in an effort to respect the religion but still intended to pursue her music career.
See photos of Vybz Kartel's latest collaborator below!