Essential Kartel: Vybz Kartel’s 30 Most Essential Tunes

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March 31, 2014


20.”School”

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“School” is a perfect example of the contradiction that is Vybz Kartel/Adidja Palmer. The tune is a straightforward directive to the youth of Jamaica to “Pull up yuh pants and put it pon yuh waist, and tuck in yuh shirt and don’t bleach yuh face…” released by a man with bleached skin covered in tattoos while in prison awaiting trial for murder. โ€”Max Glazer