Essential Kartel: Vybz Kartel’s 30 Most Essential Tunes

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March 31, 2014


10. “Life Sweet”

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One of Kartel’s great “reality” records, “Life Sweet” shows Vybz Kartel’s awareness and ability to articulate the issues of growing up in the streets of Jamaica. While explaining the various struggles, ultimately it’s the positivity and optimism of the song that shines through with it’s refrain, “na na na na na na, life sweetโ€ฆ” The opening line, “weh dem call police for?” also guarantees a big forward in any dance. โ€”Max Glazer