Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Vybz Kartel

Fashion Fridays: Mixpak Records’ Vybz Kartel Tee

Words by Jesse Serwer—


Back in 2009, when Mixpak Records head Dre Skull had just stuck up a partnership with the Werl’ Boss, producing and releasing the dancehall star’s “Yuh Love” (a collaboration that led to their full-length Kingston Story project the following year), the label dropped this white tee featuring a purple-hued visage of the dancehall superstar. Four years later, a lot has changed in both Kartel and Mixpak’s worlds, but the shirt, which Mixpak has just made available again, still looks fly.

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Werl’ a Books: Vybz Kartel Goes Back to “School”

Words by Jesse Serwer—


This week means back to school for kids in many parts of the world, including Jamaica, and Vybz Kartel—yes, Vybz Kartel—has a message for them. The currently incarcerated dancehall star may not fit your notion of a role model but his influence on Jamaican youth can not be understated. Fortunately, he’s used his platform to drop an effectively simple back-to-school PSA that doubles as a really, really good dancehall song. The succinctly titled “School” finds Kartel chatting in a Shabba-like fashion, over a ’90s dancehall-style riddim quite similar to the one from Kartel’s Shabba tribute, “Gaza Ting A Ling.” Among the advice dispensed by the deposed Werl’ Boss:

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You Rate It: Wyclef Jean’s “Bagay Nef”

Words by Jesse Serwer—


“Bagay Nef,” an early leak off of Wyclef‘s upcoming The Carnival Returns mixtape, might be the most creative tune the Refugee Camp leader has given us in years. Delivered in kreyol, the track features an blend of uptempo kompa, trap/EDM beats and even some dancehall vibes, with vocal delivery that reminds us of one Vybz Kartel. Clef intermittenly namedrops “Dubstep,” so we guess that’s supposed to be in there too, though we don’t hear it.

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Mixtape Mondays: The Heatwave x Vybz Kartel, Thee Mike B, Castaparia Sound, Jah Sun x PGM

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Yow! Welcome back to another week of vibes here at Mixtape Mondays. Shout to our friend The Large from Shimmy Shimmy who filled in last week while I was deep in the redwoods. We’re holding a mixed bag of heat this week from the UK, LA, Italy and Cali so dial up some downloads below.

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Toppa Top 10: The Neptunes’ Most Caribbean Moments

Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden—

The Neptunes Most Caribbean Moments

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Toppa Top 10: Jay-Z’s Most Jamaican Moments

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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