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Vybz Kartel
Background information
Birth name Adidja Palmer
Also known as Addi di Teacha
Born 1976 (age 31)
Flag of Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica
Origin Flag of Jamaica Portmore, Jamaica
Genre(s) Reggae
Dancehall
Ragga
Occupation(s) Deejay
Years active 2002 – Present
Label(s) Greensleeves
Associated
acts
Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Ninjaman
Website Vybz Kartel's MySpace

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Contents

Childhood and musical influences

Vybz Kartel was born at Kingston's Victoria Jubilee Hospital. Originally from Waterhouse, Kingston, he was raised in the Waterford community of Portmore, St.Catherine. Adidja attended Calabar High School in Kingston but was expelled as a teenager. Determined to continue his education, he completed his studies at a tutorial technical school. The young Adidja was exposed to a wide variety of music from a tender age by two uncles who happened to be aspiring musicians themselves. Every weekend he would be treated to new musical offerings on his uncle's old component set, ranging from Sam Cooke to country and western ballads to Ninja Man, who became one of his musical foes[citation needed]. At the age of 10 his favourites included artists as diverse as Papa San, Charlie Chaplin, Will Smith and KRS-1, all of whose lyrics he would write down and study word-for-word, performing them later for the entertainment of friends. Deciding he wanted to be a deejay, he began writing his own lyrics at the age of 11. The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Portmore is a coastal city in southern Jamaica in Saint Catherine, southwest of Kingston. ... Location latitude 18°15N, longitude 77°12W Capital town Spanish Town Other towns Portmore, Old Harbour, Ewarton, Linstead County Middlesex Area 1,192 square km Rank Jamaicas fourth largest parish Population 500,000 in 2001 Commerce Tourism, Agriculture, Manufacturing St Catherine (capital Spanish Town) is a parish... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Ninjaman (born Desmond John Ballentine on January 20, 1966, in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica) was a popular dancehall DJ during the late 80s and early 90s. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... KRS-ONE Lawrence Krisna Parker (born August 20, 1965), known throughout his career by several monikers including Kris Parker, KRS One, The Blastmaster and The Teacha, is a rapper born in Park Slope, Brooklyn. ...


Early career

Eager to show off his skills, Adidja and his friends often frequented the weekly Gong Talent Show at the now defunct Coney Amusement Park on the outskirts of Kingston, but to their chagrin were always gonged off whenever they got a chance to perform. Undeterred by his weekly failure to impress the talent show audience, Adidja decided to hone his skills and concentrate on winning over his own community of Waterford until he was ready for bigger things. With that goal in mind, on weekends he would practise his art on neighbourhood sound systems Soul Signal and Electric Force. In 1993, the young Adidja, now in his early teens, recorded his first single Love Fat Woman for Alvin Reid's One Heart Label under the name Adi Banton, a name he chose in tribute to Buju Banton, another of his role models. He recorded several more tracks for local producers, perfecting his craft until 1996, when he and two friends, Mr Lee and a singer called Escobar, decided to form a group. One night, after watching a movie about Pablo Escobar and his infamous cartel, Adidja came up with a name for his trio: Vybz Cartel. Boobs Banton (performing at Ilosaarirock, 2006) Boobs Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie 1972) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae singer & producer. ... Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, a. ...


Rise to fame

Introduction to mentor

The group soon dissolved due to internal friction, and conflict between Mr Lee and Escobar and others in the community, but Adidja chose to retain the collective name of the group for himself as a one-man force, changing only the spelling. Under his new moniker Vybz Kartel, he began to build up an underground fan base over the next few months, culminating in a monumental 1998 performance at the stage show Champions In Action, catching the attention of many industry insiders as an up-and-coming heavyweight. Shortly thereafter, he was introduced to reigning king of dancehall Bounty Killer by his manager Rohan Butler, and an immediate mentor-protege alliance was formed. Vybz Kartel had always counted Bounty Killer as one of his greatest influences since his brilliant 1994 debut, but the 1998 meeting took his respect for the self-styled Warlord to another level. He started writing lyrics for Bounty Killer, leading to a string of hits for the Killer including High Grade Forever, Warlord Rule The World and Gal Clown among others. Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price June 12, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, known for his hard work in combating poverty and helping new artists. ... It has been suggested that Maître à penser be merged into this article or section. ... Protege is when ou are good at something at a young age ...


Career route

Vybz Kartel's new role as Killer's protege (a spot once held by prodigal prodigy Baby Cham) caught the attention of the public and led to a meteoric career rise, first as a ghost-writer for Bounty, Elephant Man and other members of the Scare Dem Crew, followed by collaborations with Bounty Killer such as Gal Clown and Girls Like Mine (Liquid Riddim), then finally coming into his own with early hits such as Gun Clown, Guns Like Mine (Trafalga Riddim), Badman (Panty Raid Riddim), Bus Mi Gun Like Nuttn, Most High (Mexican Riddim) and War Organizer (Clappas Riddim). He also had a string of successful collaborations with Wayne Marshall, such as New Millennium (Mad Antz Riddim), Why (Krazy Riddim) and Why Again (Good To Go Riddim). This unprecedented and impressive debut led to Vybz Kartel being crowned Deejay Of The Year at Stone Love's 30th Anniversary, 2002, a feat unmatched by any new artist in dancehall's history. The Return of the Prodigal Son (1773) by Pompeo Batoni The Prodigal Son, also known as The Lost Son is one of the best known parables of Jesus of Nazareth. ... Baby Cham, born Damian Beckett in 1977, is a Jamaican dancehall artist, famed for his 2006 single Ghetto Story off his major label debut album of the same name. ... Elephant Man, also known as The Energy God, (born ONeil Bryan on September 11, 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica) is arguably one of the most colorful characters on the dancehall scene. ... A riddim is a rhythm pattern consisting basically of a drum pattern and a prominent bassline. ... Stone Love is the third studio album from American R&B/soul singer Angie Stone, released on July 6, 2004 in the United States via J Records (see 2004 in music). ...


From the outset, Vybz Kartel was more of a 'badman' deejay than a pop artist, most likely owing to his influence from hardcore legends Bounty Killer and Ninja Man. In his early career he mostly concentrated on unapologetically hardcore, undiluted songs extolling the virtues of guns, sex and ganja, but his biggest hit was yet to come. He had success with more mainstream, club-oriented singles such as Big Man (Engine Riddim), Pussy Jaw (Mad Antz Riddim), Sweet To The Belly (Egyptian Riddim) and Bruk Buddy (G-String Riddim), but in late 2003 his single Tekk Buddy on the Thunder Clap Riddim proved to be the one which catapulted his career into the stratosphere. The single stayed on the charts for months and spent weeks at the number 1 position, and finally brought Vybz Kartel to the attention of those who hadn't yet become aware of his burgeoning stardom. His newfound mainstream success, coupled with his hardcore street credibility, critical acclaim and widely-hailed lyrical ability set the stage for the inevitable; a showdown with another artist to prove his worth. What was surprising to many was the unlikely challenger: Vybz Kartel's longtime idol Ninja Man.


Sting 2003

A challenge is issued

In summer 2003, Bounty Killer and a group of young artists whose careers he had helped jumpstart came together as a loosely-knit group self-styled the Alliance. This group consisted of former Bounty proteges Elephant Man, Kiprich and Wayne Marshall, longtime Bounty collaborators such as Angel Doolas and new artists Vybz Kartel, Jagwa and Predator. The presence of Elephant Man and Vybz Kartel in the Alliance carried a great deal of industry clout, which was resented by some artists. The group was seen by some as a cartel seeking to gain control of dancehall through dictating which 'riddims' got popular by choosing only to work with certain producers and determining which stage shows and concerts did well by contractually performing as a group. Ninja Man expressed his displeasure through a series of media outlets and appearances threatening to undermine the Alliance by targeting each of its members in turn. To Bounty Killer, who regarded Ninja Man as his professional mentor and his 'deejay father', this came as a betrayal. The matter was expected to be resolved at the infamous annual Sting stage show, held every Boxing Day (December 26th) and regarded as hardcore reggae's most important stage show, notorious for onstage clashes between rival dancehall deejays (Super Cat vs Ninja Man, Bounty Killer vs Beenie Man, Bounty Killer vs Merciless to name a few). In the weeks leading up to the event, Bounty Killer let his disappointment at his one time mentor become known publicly and expressed no reservations at having himself or one of his camp accept Ninja Man's challenge. Vybz Kartel accepted the challenge and the stage was set for a lyrical showdown. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Beenie Man (born Anthony Moses Davis August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), is among the most popular reggae entertainers and is a well established dancehall artist. ...


Onstage incident

In the early morning hours of December 27, 2003, Vybz Kartel took the stage at Sting prepared for musical battle. After performing a string of his more popular hits from earlier in the year Kartel launched into a musical assault of his most deadly 'badman chunes', designed to get the crowd firmly in his corner. Using his hometown advantage (Sting is held at the Jamworld Entertainment Complex, within walking distance of Waterford) Kartel threw down the gauntlet and challenged his opponent to battle. Ninja Man accepted the challenge and came onstage, greeted by water-filled plastic bottles hurled from the strongly partisan crowd. Ninja Man attempted a lyrical counterstrike of his own, but was cut short by another verbal barrage from Kartel. Ninja Man, who seemed to have lost his composure by then, shoved Kartel, who struck back several times in retaliation. This was the first onstage physical altercation in Sting's 20 year history. December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Aftermath

The fallout from Sting 2003 seemed to help Kartel's career rather than hurt it. What was perceived as Kartel's beatdown of Ninja Man, both lyrical and physical, added immeasurably to his street credibility among hardcore fans. At the same time his raunchy, X-rated lyrics in Tekk Buddy and other sexually explicit songs to follow won over a large following of female admirers, who ignored his less-than-appealing physical demeanor in favour of his seductive voice and seductive wordplay and naughty rhymes on Tekk Buddy sequels such as Picture Me And You (Blackout Riddim), When Gal Want Buddy (Good To Go Riddim), Buddy Nuh Done (Allo Allo Riddim), Likkle Lady (Chrome Riddim) and Pussy Haffi Good (Highty Tighty Riddim). His arrest and subsequent three day stint in jail following Sting only helped to give him new subject material (When Shotta Guh A Jail, Chrome Riddim), as did rumours that he had been killed in a driveby shooting the day after Sting (More Life, Thrilla Riddim). When conservative media protested the 'slackness' of his lyrics, he responded by releasing even rawer songs (More Pussy Fi Mi Buddy, Arriba Riddim). By early 2004, Kartel had become reggae royalty, the crown prince of dancehall, but another showdown was yet to come.


Feud with Assassin and Spragga Benz

Assassin (born December 22, 1982 as Jeffrey Campbell in Papine, Jamaica) is a Dancehall Deejay. ... Spragga Benz (born Carlton Grant), One of Jamaicas top DJs (american equivalent of rapper), being around since 1991. ...

Rumours of war

Although he made peace with Ninja Man and apologized to the public for his actions onstage, in the early months of 2004, there were rumours of simmering tensions between Vybz Kartel and fellow young deejay Assassin, fueled by a Kartel single called Badda Dan Dem (Kasablanca Riddim), which seemed to be a counteraction to a 2003 Assassin hit called We A Bad From (Lime Tea Riddim). Both artists, who had had a friendly working relationship in the previous year, repeatedly dismissed the rumours as unfounded. Nevertheless, the release of an Assassin/Ninja Man collaboration, Real Badman (Bad Flu Riddim), which seemed to counteract Vybz Kartel's own single of the same name [Real Badman (Blackout Riddim) penned in preparation for his Sting showdown with Ninja Man] only served to add grist to the rumour mill. Adding more substance to the buzz about a rift between the two deejays was the fact that Assassin's We A Bad From seemed at least partly plagiarized from Kartel's 2002 hit Most High, and talk was that Kartel wrote We A Bad From as a subtle comeback. Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ...


War of words

Vybz Kartel - Most High (Mexican Riddim; 2002): "Mi war from ancient to modern-I An mi a war before Eve an Adam-I Come up to now wid bin Laden an Saddam-I Bullet wi spin yu head like one a di turntable dem pon Adonai... ..Bwoy seh dem bad but we badder'n Weh dem deh when wi a kill from ancient to modern... ...Wi a war from before Adam an Eve parents fuck an get dem From before Faada God gi powa to Melchizedek dem Dem time deh mi a use slingshot, out bwoy like cigarette dem..." For other uses, see Adam (disambiguation). ... Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek — by Dieric Bouts the Elder, 1464–67 Melchizedek or Malki-tzédek (מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶק / מַלְכִּי־צָדֶק, Standard Hebrew Malki-ẓédeq / Malki-ẓádeq, Tiberian Hebrew Malkî-ṣéḏeq / Malkî-ṣāḏeq), sometimes written Malchizedek, Melchisedec, Melchisedech, Melchisedek or Melkisedek, is a figure mentioned by various sects of both Christian and Judaic traditions. ...


Assassin - We A Bad From (LIme Cay Riddim; 2003): "Well, some bwoy a bad from last week, some bwoy a bad from day before yesterday, some bwoy a bad since last night, an mi nuh know, some bwoy get up a bad since morning, check di warning We a bad from desert clarks an diamond socks... ...From bed spring a mek slingshot... ...Before Daredevil an Hulk an Batman an Robin an Flash... ...Let's get sumn straight now, we a bwoy weh a bad long time Some bwoy tun bait now a talk bout dem use to bad one time Real badman bad all di while, some bwoy bad sometime Some bad since dem eat breakfast, some jus bad since lunchtime..." For people who perform risky stunts as a profession, see stunt performer. ...


Vybz Kartel - Real Badman (Cool Fusion Riddim; 2003): "Man a real badman, bus fibreglass an blue steel badman Beat likkle yute yu a baby badman Beat gyal alone yu a lady badman (Ninja Man was once charged for domestic abuse of his child and girlfriend) Dem bwoy deh a peppa light badman, blink once a year Man a gangsta from when bellfoot pants a wear Before diamond socks appear Mi nuh haffi bun 3 key a coke an drink 2 box a beer Mi bad naturally, mi nuh rehearse or prepare..."


Assassin and Ninja Man - Real Badman (Bad Flu Riddim; 2004): "Some man a seh dem a coppa an blue steel badman, wi find out seh dem a rice an tun cornmeal badman... ..Feel seh yu large tru yu deh pon a one gun charge..." (Kartel was charged with illegal gun possession after his Sting arrest)


Vybz Kartel - Badda Dan Dem (Kasablanca Riddim; 2004): "Mi nuh care whe yu bad from, or di endz whe yu trod from Gunshot mek yu fall like di bridge ova London When it kick yu like Van Damme Diss mi outta East an mi buck yu ova Boston Head a buss like gas pan Bullet wid gunpowda, nuh Lasco, nuh 'lass man Diss Kartel an Panton Push yu head up inna yu madda pussy like tampon Yeh, big up Buju Banton When bwoy a kick like Jackie Chan ova Hong Kong Our gun guh suh 'pam pam' Mi a bad from before X-man an Green Lantern Before Snoop live a Compton Suh nuh true bwoy hear Kartel do him gyal song Wi nuh easy fi walk pon Teflon, black blunt, carbon..." Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... The Green Lantern redirects here. ... Compton is both a place and family/given name of English origin, and may refer to: // Compton serves as a name for many communities in England, the United States and Canada. ...


The rivalry escalates

This war of words escalated with Assassin's Do It If Yu Bad (Dancehall Rock Riddim) and Kartel's Badman Nuh Throw Wud (Dancehall Rock Riddim) Assassin soon came with his counteraction Wi Nah run which stated "wi nah run . . .wi nah back from u. . .dis anuh track an field an wi nuh deh a stadium." Vybz Kartel then replied with "who tell u fi run ... a nuh champs copper gi u muscle contract muscle cramps." Assassin step pon them was soon released Step Pon Them (Military Riddim) "step pon them step pon dem .... dem a fret u nuh see dem a wash wid cold sweat pon dem." Soon after on the same riddim (Military Riddim) The Fuss Man Mek a step ... land mine tear of u foot lef two piece a toe inna yuh crepe this continued with song for song until Assassin's mentor Spragga Benz (who played the same role to Assassin that Bounty Killer played to Vybz Kartel) made his entry into the fray with We Ready (Dancehall Rock Riddim). With Spragga Benz's involvement, both parties could no longer pretend that there was no dissension between the two camps, and open hostility ensued. Spragga Benz took the feud to another level with We Done See It (Steps Riddim), in which he made a scathing commentary on Vybz Kartel's popular 'gyal chunes', alleging that certain lines from Kartel's biggest hits made for the female demographic could be interpreted as a fascination with oral, anal, and homosexual sex (three practices considered strongly taboo in traditional Jamaican culture). Kartel responded with Faggat Correction, and made it clear that any future reconciliation was unlikely between himself and the two deejays with whom he had once collaborated. Although the feud between Kartel and Assassin was said to have been more of a friendly rivalry in the beginning, Spragga's involvement intensified the conflict. Spragga Benz (born Carlton Grant), One of Jamaicas top DJs (american equivalent of rapper), being around since 1991. ... This article is about cultural prohibitions in general, for other uses, see Taboo (disambiguation). ...


Accomplishments and future potential

Vybz Kartel's future as a superstar and potential crossover success seems assured. Kartel not only has incredible rhymes and subtle yet clever pop culture references, he has a unique lyrical flow all his own. It is to be noted that Kartel rarely does dance "chunes" along the lines of Elephant man or Beenie Man. Nevertheless,he has already had several high-profile collaborations with international hip-hop and pop stars and is being touted as the next big thing in dancehall. In terms of singles sold, he has had the second-best year on the reggae charts for 2003 (outsold only by Elephant Man) and has released two albums this year for UK label Greensleeves. He was also featured twice on the Def Jamaica project, and nominated for Source, VIBE and UK MOBO awards (although his MOBO nominations, along with those of Beenie Man, Elephant Man and Sizzla were withdrawn over concerns of homophobia, a common issue with dancehall reggae in general). His video for New Millennium/Why with Wayne Marshall, though decidedly low-budget, has already been played on MTV, and his underground following is so large that a bootleg version of, in his own words "a very, very low budget film" that was made in 2001 has begun circulating. He has two albums, several mixtapes and a very prolific library of singles, some of which are mentioned in the extremely abbreviated discography below. The MOBO (an acronym for Music Of Black Origin) Awards are held annually in the UK to recognise leading black musicians. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The Cathach of St. ... For the album by Los Abandoned, see Mix Tape (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Name Change

In late 2006, Vybz Kartel reportedly changed his stage name to "Addi di Teacha"[1]. This makes sense in the context of his introduction of his song on the Seasons riddim "Can't Move We", where he says "you know its tha teacha". Reasons for the name change may include an ultimate goal of changing his lyrical content, but it is rumoured to be an attempt to distance himself from Greensleeves Records. Fans still generally refer to him as Vybz Kartel.


Departure from The Alliance

In the later part of 2006, rumours arose of tension within The Alliance. Kartel's insistence on remaining associated with Bounty Killer's longtime adversary, Beenie Man. Vybz Kartel infuriated his mentor Bounty Killer by attending Beenie Man's wedding to Bounty Killer's ex-girlfriend, D'Angel. Vybz eventually announced his departure from The Alliance, and a number of disses were sent between the two parties. Rumours arose that Vybz Kartel was going to join Beenie Man's Mafia House record label, however Vybz stated his departure was due to his desire to be a solo artist, independent from a group, and that he would not join Mafia House but instead head his own group, The Portmore Empire. It had seemed that tensions had died down, but a shooting (see Feud With Mavado) and Bounty Killer recently branding Kartel a "battybwoy" and a "bloodclat informer" seems to indicate that there is still bad blood between Vybz Kartel and The Alliance. Vybz Kartel's protegé Aidonia was recently kicked out of the The Alliance


Feud With Mavado

A very involved feud between Vybz Kartel and former collaborator Mavado arose towards the end of 2006, where Vybz Kartel aka Addi di teacha, lyrically attacked Mavado. Hostilities arose following Vybz Kartel's much publicised exit from The Alliance. The two artists, who have done a number of songs together, have now released numerous diss tracks aimed at each other. Violence had also erupted in the streets, as a shooting occurred near a popular Mavado hangout and a few days later a shooting incident occurred at a Vybz Kartel hangout. And as Bounty Killer and the rest of The Alliance continue to denounce Vybz, it is unlikely that this feud between two of dancehall's top artists will subside.


Riddims that are used in the Feud are


The 'Power Cut Riddim'- Mavado-Songwriter/Vybz Kartel-Alliance Diss


The 'After Dark Riddim'- Mavado-Warn Dem/Vybz Katrel - Only ting you squeeze


The 'Drumline Riddim'- Mavado- Informer/Vybz Kartel-Mofraudo


On February 28th, 2007, a press conference was held to announce the end of hostilities between the two artists. The meeting had been organized by Jamaican police, in the hopes that violence in response to the feud would end. Vybz and Mavado both encouraged fans not to partake in any more violence, and agreed that neither of them would incite violence against the other in their songs. However, many members of the local media felt that the announcement felt very staged, and the entire fiasco was simply a way of increasing the already high popularity of the two artists. The press conference concluded with the two singing one of their collaborations, "Happiest Days." It remains to be seen whether this peace will continue, or if further collaborations between the two artists will occur.They are still feuding under the quit but it is nothing to write about, no more gang violence is reported every body good. Di Teacha is said to also have wone that feud which was said to be the best in Jamaica.


Discography and filmography

Albums

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Mixtapes

  • Unnamed (Cash Money; 2002)
  • Time Minister (Cassette Jones)
  • www.up2ditime.com (Cassette Jones)
  • Seven Wise Virgins (Cassette Jones)
  • From Time To Time (Federation; 2003)
  • Just A Matter Of Time (Cassette Jones)
  • Time Nevertheless (Cassette Jones)
  • Timeless (Federation; 2004)
  • Dancehall Mix 2K4 (Swamp King; 2004)
  • Time Served (Federation; 2004)
  • Return Of The Crime Minister; 2005)

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Compilation albums

  • Girls Like Mine (Best Of Vybz) (2002)
  • Toe 2 Toe Vol. 6 w/ Elephant Man (Jet Star; 2003)

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International collaborations

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