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Vybz Kartel Releases Album “King of the Dancehall” from Behind Bars

Vybz Kartel highly anticipated album “King of the Dancehall” was released on June 10. The album features 14-tracks with guest appearances from Demarco, Moncherie, and Gaza Tussan. Linton ‘TJ’ White, who produces the album.

King of the Dancehall, produced by top dancehall imprint T.J. Records, just topped the iTunes Reggae chart in its first week out.

In a statement from, Vybz Kartel calls the album a masterpiece. “King of the Dancehall” is not a compilation, it is a masterpiece, an album that encompasses the very essence of Adidja Palmer and by extension, The Jamaican experience,” stated Kartel in a written statement released to the media. "King of the Dancehall” will reinforce Vybz Kartel’s status as not just another self-proclaimed King, but as the people's champion. The man who has created a movement like no other in DANCEHALL - the true KING!!!”

As the title suggests, the album is dancehall to its core. Kartel was quoted as saying “This album will bring its listeners into the world of hardcore DANCEHALL, not some ‘pop music’ watered down version. It will give you a peak into my Jamaica. Not the one on the tourist board ads, but the real Jamaica...DANCEHALL JAMAICA”

Although he has been behind bars for the past five years, Vybz Kartel continues to rule the dancehall scene with new releases dropping every month.

‘King of the Dancehall’ is available for stream and download on Apple Music, Spotify, and iTunes


King of the Dancehall tracklist:

01. Colouring This Life 02. Every Girl (feat. Gaza Tussan) 03. Lipstick 04. Fever 05. Can’t Say No (feat. MonCherie) 06. Don’t Know Someone 07. Hey Addi 08. Open up di Door 09. Most Wanted 10. Enemy Zone 11. Like Google (feat. Demarco) 12. Sorry Babe 13. Western Union 14. Which Friend


Watch video for "Western Union", the second single from the deejay's upcoming King of the Dancehall album.

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