Vybz Kartel Not Running Dancehall Music Anymore


It’s no secret that Vybz Kartel is not running dancehall anymore. The self proclaimed ‘Worl Boss’ started losing the grip he had on the industry in 2015.


Even though new music are being released weekly from him, due to his physical absence his impact is not being felt. His fans will say otherwise.

So who is now running dancehall? This can be debated as a number of names will pop up. Names such as Popcaan, Aidonia, Alkaline, Konshens, Masicka and young ones like Jahmiel and Vershon.

What do you think?, Leave your comments below.

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Jun 25, 2017
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outvoted NEW
by: Anonymous

Vybz kartel #1 alkaline is just a copy of vybz

Jun 20, 2017
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Free Worldboss NEW
by: Anonymous

Gaza man a run dancehall from when and still a run it... all from jail that a wah some artiste Neva do and will Neva do kartel a di general, dem man deh have style and flow fi lend out and still have more left none can't test the teacha #Freeworldboss

Jan 01, 2017
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kartel a di boss nw n foreva a wa tek unh
by: Anonymous

kartel a jus di teacha whether he is in jail r not im stil a run road

Dec 20, 2016
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Mi tink dem beenieman ron ting.him king.small bouy vibes dem dancehall ron dem.chakakachaka
by: Ras Jojo

beenieman ron tings. king of dancehall. nah man can take dat from beenieman. kartel dancehall ron dem. dem nah gud at all. jah bless dem one day dem king fi dancehall

Dec 06, 2016
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Gaza run Dancehall str888
by: Anonymous

Mi ah true dancehall music fan fi Kartel.....buh mi truly miss his physical presence...#GazaPrince_AndrewLukas outta +256 Ug E.Africa #FreeWorlBoss

Nov 27, 2016
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da #ticha, Gaza worl boss is da limit.
by: Anonymous

i hate seein such foooolish critics dissin di #waldboss.here inna mi Country Uganda #adidjakartel still conquerin clubs,waves n hearts too. kip on dissin a rasta buh yuh never claim his talent. im madly addicted to him #talent. wish me cudda com to jamaica, mi wud whipp dem critics out v tghis #karyelworld. #freeDiWorldBoss. gaaza fi life

Nov 02, 2016
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kartel will always run dancehall
by: Anonymous

vybz karet aka the king of dancehall have and alawys will run dancehall.despite the fact that he is in jail, he is still coming out with mad tracks that makes his fans go insane. nobody can never take his titlr frm him.#king addi #free_world_boss

Oct 11, 2016
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Check it out
by: aztec Empire

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGYWKaJ4QX4RVwpXkm1WhTA

Sep 27, 2016
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kartel 4ever
by: Whitney

Kartel will always be runnin dancehall.

No artist can take his spot.

Gaza for ever, i have even named my cat GAZA ze is 7 jears old.

Free world boss!!!!!


Sep 26, 2016
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Vybz kartel to di worl
by: Anonymous

Ofc he is..Tf.. sme a unu a bbc idiot vybz kartel still the boss n will always be alkaline jus a start and have a few good songs yes kmt movado ain't going shit look at how kartel in jail n hm song dem a shell di place look at #fever #HWT #google #which friend #who trouble dem #every girl etc unu a fool kmt no damn sense Gaza to di f**kin worl Vybz Kartel a di best unu cya n nvr will bring dun di mn all wen hm a rottin ina hm grave hm song dem still hot a road a who unu man...

Sep 20, 2016
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Kartel a de man
by: Anonymous

None a dem man ya nagh run dancehall...dem a try but not 100% Kartel a de man. Dem caan master the craf like Kartel & they will never although some of is music is very raw but is the dancehall ting so it go in the dancehall..

Sep 20, 2016
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Kartel a de man
by: Anonymous

None a dem man ya nagh run dancehall...dem a try but not 100% Kartel a de man. Dem caan master the craf like Kartel & they will never although some of is music is very raw but is the dancehall ting so it go in the dancehall..

Sep 18, 2016
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king of dancehall
by: bobby t

vybz kartel is stil king of dancehall gazza forever

Sep 17, 2016
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Who run Dancehall?
by: Anonymous

Kartel still a run tings!

Sep 14, 2016
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Kartle is still #1..Viking forever..
by: Anonymous

Fuck em all who say addi world boss aint #1...adija palmer rules the airwaves from inside the cell... He the best...

Sep 12, 2016
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no more world boss a prison boss
by: Anonymous

kartel a.k.a prison boss career lock up from the day him lock up him fans them did too blind to see that. a alkaline a the man now even thow him lie and have some dirty ways. popcaan a do him thing but it look like him want mavado kill him career. popcaan stay in a you lane and do good music.cause kartel dead and you a him only son leave the rest a them dead with him.

Sep 07, 2016
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B/Ruggz St Thomas
by: Anonymous

World boss is still the general. Check this most of these artists affi await the man songs to shave around , suh a who is te boss

Sep 03, 2016
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Vybz Kartel Lyrical incline
by: Anonymous

Vybz Kartel is still at #1 no doubt because his songs are full of lyrics n most people like it so uni stop full up d ppl dem head aid stupidness oh cuz Vybz Kartel is still #1

Sep 01, 2016
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no more vybz kartel
by: Anonymous

yes that's true alkaline is next ruling boss
in dancehall..VENDETTA..

Aug 29, 2016
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Leave di man an nuh greav di man
by: Anonymous

Di media a get pay fi bring down the man career. An dem plan nah work like how dem expect it fi work....suh dem move to plan B now.... An ih still nah work.. Suh dem get confuse an all start chat pay fuckery ....which part in diss worl uno si aidonia an konshens a run dancehall..?.....mi cyah tell when last mi ear dem man deh voice.... An a di best a popcaan an alkaline an if uh put dem together dem nuh reach half a di boss level an a di best of dem an di worst a kartel yahnow.. An di man a run road more dan any homeless man....a who uh man....try plan c cause plan A&B. Nah work ...mi nuh know if a true di boss nuh inna two.....

Aug 26, 2016
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Vybz is a legend
by: anton

Bigup Vybz Don't critisize da maan ,he caan help he in da prison maan,he's top in dancehall and will always be!respect Vybz


Aug 04, 2016
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kartel is still the king
by: Anonymous

if vybz kartel not running dancehall why is his album above any other dancehall artistes

Jul 31, 2016
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The World Boss sell Dancehall to The World
by: Anonymous

He is the kind and shall continue. Here in my country, The Gambia, West Africa, dancehall rule the radio waves all thanks to Kartel. Any artist who get known here is as a result of Kartel bringing dancehall to the peoples heart.

Only regrets is him not coming to our country. It would be super maddd.

Jul 23, 2016
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Wah this man????
by: Anonymous

Listen vybz is still at top level, but when did this become a competition, right unuh suh lost a compete that unuh not even see that hip hop a steal wi style and mek millions and dancehall still not getting the real push...yute! Focus and don't get trick! As for me a Chronnixxxx a win...Kabaka pyramid. Cause a time youth wake up...but in Dancehall Adi yuh zimmi

Jul 13, 2016
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Vybz kartel not even cah run jail much less .......
by: Anonymous

Well am a gully fan listen vybz kartel but i dont see what is going on gully an vendetta a run things big the world boss him have him
tittle still popcaan a guaan all good to unruly
To the .....king world

Jul 13, 2016
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A DEH TICHA STILL THE KING
by: calvin

Kartel is the King of Dance no matter what you say, Here in kenya and the whole of Africa know that he is the king, mih say dat

Jul 04, 2016
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Kartel Forever
by: Anonymous

The one and only King and who is keeping Dancehall alive; Vybz Kartel. None other, none better, none can dream of coming close. The talent should be cherished and exposed as a cultural asset, yet the darkness of men's heart and mind won't allow credit and recognition; not even for a maintaining a culture. No support from his fellow artists; even though his album release benefited the entire industry.

Jun 13, 2016
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by: Anonymous

fuckry dat vybz kartel still dancehall a just truth nuff badmine out there make you a say that

May 26, 2016
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world boss is the man
by: Anonymous

People always try to put them self beside kartel why simple he's the best he is king I said this b4 alkaline buss that he's going to be big why cause of kartel style he used it well and he's making some good music but at the end kartel is the man wen u listen to any other dejee ur saying that normal but web u listen to a kartel song it makes u laugh and say how did he come up with that and put it in a song he's just great volcano say turn round yea me deh deh tip pon yu toe like say u a thief out a do house wen u gran mother deh deh that make u start picture all that kartel bring vision to music that's why he's still running dancehall oh

May 20, 2016
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A Simple Test
by: The Scientist

If you think Kartel is NOT running dancehall anymore answer this: why is it that a search for Vybz Kartel in Youtube leads to results that also include Alkaline, Masicka etc songs?
It's because they add Vybz in the search tags because they want their songs to come up when people search for Kartel songs - IT'S BECAUSE ADDI IS STILL RUNNING DANCEHALL as the artist generating the most interest.
I search for Alkaline and Masicka songs on Youtube and ONLY get Alka or Masicka songs in return - NO KARTEL SONGS. As Vybz does not need to piggyback on any other dancehall artist to get exposure. The scientific result is clear: ADDI STILL RUNNING DANCEHALL YA BUMBACLOTS!

May 20, 2016
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adidha pamer is king
by: saidipalaso

Thats a lier adidha pamer is king and also world boss of dancehall

May 17, 2016
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You WRONG!
by: Bob Marley Lied bout Woman No Cry

Worl' Boss is still running dancehall - maybe that's a secret to you - or maybe you just don't know. Alkaline is a black and white photocopy of Kartel without the many other facets of Vybz. No Konshens or Maskica gets the critical acclaim Kartel does. Look at the new styles and sounds in Kartel's new single Fever just released to immense anticipation last week. Kartel takes RISKS other dancehall stars don't dare. For example, Kartel's funny' gay man's laugh that has become another vocal quirk in his arsenal of inventive vocal sounds. WHO ELSE IN JAMDOWN would do a gay laugh in the dancehall and remain standing??? Kartel ah di innovator and still running dancehall simply due to his talent - just comes down to talent and work ethic.

May 17, 2016
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Vybz is still innovating and ahead of the pack
by: Michael

If you look at it from an artistic perspective, Kartel is STILL leading dancehall - a feat made all the more remarkable for the fact he has been incarcerated for near 5 years - and already been the leader of the pack in dancehall for nearly a decade. He is a figure that towers in Jamaica much like James Brown dominated his genre.
Kartel continues to innovate and lead dancehall with his style of singing and rapping, his witty and clever lyrics and his disregard for commericalism which has tained other dancehall singers with style but no substance. Just look at his versatility - he had a recent song called Electric which was a totally new sound for dancehall, his now song Forever (No Drama) was praised by reputed critics for it's unique way of making dancehall sound almost pop - yet he still busts out with hardcore tracks that are the opposite of pop. This man can take you on with both hands tied behind his back and leave artists like Konshens, Masicka etc in the dust. I like Konshens and all the other dancehall singers too, but they are not masters like Kartel. Music critics on the West are increasingly marvelling at the story of Vybz Kartel.... so sorry but you are not really appreciating the way this guy leads the genre and even cutting edge US musicians are claiming him as an inspiration...

May 12, 2016
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Dancehall Star
by: Anonymous

No doubt Kartel is not at the top of the Dancehall chain. His absence from the scene is affecting this. I agree that Alkaline, Popcaan, Masicka and now Jahmeil is carrying the dancehall among others. But Alkaline is #1 right now, the newlevel unlocked album is pretty good in my opinion.

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