Incarcerated entertainer, Vybz Kartel, might have given up on wining his immediate freedom and decided he will just have to serve his 35-year sentence for a murder conviction before becoming eligible for parole. Either that or the so-called world boss is just not as intelligent as many Jamaican and dancehall fans believe he is.
In the song “One Way” released earlier this month, the deejay warned his sons not to become gunmen but then he went on to brag about the killings he himself has done or will do.
“Me wi do the killing and pile dead body. Lef some a road burry some fi the maggots. Heartless, man cruel and savage,” Kartel says in the song.
While these cannibalistic lyrics are normal in the dancehall, in this case it is coming from a man who has a pending appeal on a murder conviction. There is no way any of the three appeal judges will hear these lyrics and give Kartel the benefit of the doubt.
One has to wonder why Vybz Kartel’s advisors did not warn him that this is not the time to release such lyrics. Someone should have told the world boss that his priority now is to put his best foot forward to impress well educate people like the three judges with his fate in their hands instead of trying to convince mostly uneducated dancehall fans that he really is a bad man.
The fact that Kartel would release such lyrics at such time should not be surprising but maybe a reflection on the deejay’s intellect. The self-proclaimed world boss was convicted for murder because he actually used a telephone to discuss murdering a person over lost or stolen “shoes”. Most people with the basic of common sense who are not purposely trying to get caught would understand that this is not something to do in this day and age.
Vybz Kartel is currently awaiting the verdict on the appeal of his murder conviction. It is believed that the earliest the verdict will come down is October of this year. The deejay is serving a 35-year life sentence for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.