From where these two feet stand, it goes without saying; good or bad, right or wrong, & of course, light or dark 0_O; for the year 2010 in the world of Dancehall & related genres, the Gaza Boss & DeeJay of the Year, Vybz di Teacha Kartel dominated with an iron fist (Thank God for I-Octane). A quick review of the big ones: Clarks (which is the last sighting of Mr’z melanin), the epic Bible Near Me & Testify, the Ladies favz Turn & Whine & Dumpa, and the real kick in the chest; Dancehall Hero.
Hate him or love him, Mr. Palmer is a modern enigma. Much like Mr. West, he leads the way by violently hammering away at ingrained dogmas while staying relevant and true to form. In a culture & music in the midst of radical change, he has had no problem assuming the lead and taking the shots in stride. I salute you Adidjah; a year well played, for as always it is entertainment and you are an entertainer. For the record I’m still a fan, so much so, after the break is one my oldest pictures of Kartel (might surprise some people!), before all the beef and bullshit. Taking the year out in style Vybz Kartel presents us with a gem, enjoy. 2k11 here we come…PDS to the world.
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