Essential Kartel: Vybz Kartel’s 30 Most Essential Tunes

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March 31, 2014


11. “Cake Soap”

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Vybz Kartel’s physical appearance began to change in the late 2000s, as the formerly dark-skinned Addi di Teacha suddenly began appearing well, let’s just say lighter. Always the provocateur, Kartel toyed with his critics’ perceptions of him on “Cake Soap,” a track released at the height of his popularity, and backlash. That said, with it’s breezy, repetitive hook, it’s a track that can be appreciated without any understanding of that controversy, and even by those who found Kartel’s controversial grooming methods deplorable.โ€”Jesse Serwer