Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel’s fan base doubled since his sentence

It’s being said that Vybz Kartel’s fan base has doubled since his sentence in April last year, according to Tad Dawkins.

Music producer Tad Dawkins believes when all the controversy over Vybz Kartel dies down, he will get his place among the greats of Jamaican pop music.

Dawkins has distributed several albums by the incarcerated deejay through his Tad’s International Record company.

These include Reggae Love Songs which was released in June, 2014, two months after Kartel was given a 35-year prison sentence for the August, 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

“His songs touch people and they just clearly love what he sings. In time to come he will be rated in the top 10 of the all-time best Jamaican artistes,” said Dawkins.

Reggae Love Songs entered the iTunes reggae charts at number three and the Billboard Reggae Album chart at number eight.

Dawkins, who has produced songs by Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs and Johnny Osbourne, said he first met Vybz Kartel in 2009.

He noted that his fan base has doubled since his sentence in April last year.

Viking (Vybz is King), an album of new songs by the 39-year-old artiste, debuted at number three on the Billboard Reggae Album chart this week.



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