Vybz Kartel album could be released this summer 2013
As embattled deejay Vybz Kartel awaits a spring court date to begin his long-awaited murder trial, he could be set to release a new album from behind bars this summer as he looks to satisfy his fans’ desire for new material.
On Sunday, reports emerged that the "Worl’ Boss" is planning to drop a 20-track album from jail, featuring a number of unreleased tracks as well as current hits. No name nor release date has been announced for the album. However, people associated with Kartel’s camp insist the project is in the works and that fans can look out for singles from the compilation in the near future
“We have been toying with the idea since last year and the numerous delays in the trial makes the time right to release a new album,” one source told online magazine, Urban Islandz. “The album will see some unreleased never before heard singles, some ones that we recently release like “Mr. Bleach Chin” that’s tearing up the place, and we will have a couple remixes.”
In January, speculation about a new Kartel album was ignited thanks to a press release issued from jail through the co-author of his "Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto" book, Michael Dawson. It was then reported the album would be a roots and culture-themed project and would be released through his Whirlwind Entertainment brand.
His last album, "Kingston Story" was produced by Mixpak Records and release in the spring of 2011. A deluxe version of the album was unveiled in August of last year. So far this year, he has released singles such as Convertible, Children are our Future (feat. Gaza Slim) and Divine Love.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer is scheduled to begin both of his murder trials on May 27. He, along with four other men are charged with murder in the shooting death of St. Catherine-based dancer, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams and faces murder, conspiracy to murder and firearm charges in the killing of St. Catherine promoter, Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton.