Incarcerated Jamaican superstar, Vybz Kartel, did not get a feature on DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd album, where reggae artistes are concerned, that honor was given to Buju Banton, Mavado, Sizzla and a sampling of the late Billy Boyo.
However, there might be bigger things in store for Vybz Kartel as news reaching 18 Karat Reggae is that the Rihanna is seeking collaboration with the world boss for her upcoming reggae album, R9.
Rihanna is no stranger to doing reggae music and she is also a big Reggae fan. Just last month she posted a video on her Instagram singing along to Koffee’s hit song, Toast. She was also spotted chatting it up with Buju Banton backstage at the Long Walk to Freedom concert in Barbados. According to our sources, both Koffee and Buju Banton will also be making guest appearances on R9.
“Koffee and Buju Banton are a done deal to appear on the album and her people are working hard right now to get at least 16 bars from Vybz Kartel,” the source told 18 Karat Reggae.
Although Vybz Kartel is in prison serving a life sentence for murder, Rihanna will have no problem getting him on her album as the deejay has continued to release new music almost on a weekly basis. Even this week, Kartel released a new song called “Day Rave” for the summer.
While Rihanna is open to other pop artists being featured on her Reggae album, she has made it clear that she does not want Drake on R9