Vybz Kartel Biography:
Adidja Azim Palmer aka Vybz Kartel was born and raised in Kingston Jamaica, January 7, 1976. Vybz Kartel right now is one of the hottest Dancehall DJs to hit Jamaica by storm and is growing his empire at an alarming rate
Thing where always looking up for Mr Palmer when he was a youth in the inner city of Kingston Jamaica. Vybz Kartel went to Calabar High School in the inner city of Kingston where he ran into trouble conforming to the rules of class. At the age of 16 Vybz Kartel was expelled from school. Though having to be kicked out High School didn’t stop him from achieving a degree. Vybz Kartel attended Tutorial College where he completed his education with high marks. Vybz excelled in Math, English, Geography and Literature at CXC levels.
Even as a child Vybz Kartel had a fascination with music. At the tender age of 5 he used to ask his Dad if he could twist the cap off the T.V to see the artist behind the glass. Lucky for Vybz having his two uncles in the business help motivate him to get his foot in the door. Having a keen ear for good sounding tunes he would study American artist such as Will Smith and KRS 1 to broaden his horizon. By the age of 15 young he was practicing singing in his neighbourhood of Waterford, and then recorded his first single “Love Fat Women”. Success was around the corner but Mr Palmer need a name that would compliment his lyrics. After watching a movie on Pablo Escobar the infamous Colombian Drug dealer he decided to change his name to “Kartel”.
Vybz Kartel was first noticed by Bounty Killer another famous Dancehall DeeJay at the time. Vybz used to write lyrics for Bounty and since then it has been up hill. Bounty Killer said at one of the concerts that “there is extreme potential with Vybz”.
One thing lead to another and a year later he had worked with famous Jamaican artist like Elephant Man, Wayne Marshall and Bounty Killer and was crowned DeeJay of the year 2002.
2006 Vybz and Bounty Killer had a falling out, Vybz Kartel left the Alliance
Vybz Kartel has won an award at the CUMA (Caribbean Urban Music Awards) in 2008
won three EmE awards in 2009
Tensions arose following Kartel’s continued association with Bounty Killer’s longtime enemy, Beenie Man, including Kartel attending Beenie Man’s wedding to Bounty Killer’s ex-girlfriend
Feud between Movado and Vybz at Sting 2008.
Forms Portmore Empire 2007
Vybz Kartel Controversy:
An ongoing feud with Movado was ended after issues between the two camps started to erupt.
As the years are passing Vybz Kartel skin seems to be getting lighter. He has been accused for bleaching his skin with Cake Soap. Popular songs such as “Stright Jeans and Fitted” Vybz makes reference to the issue.
Splits up with business partner Cory Todd the man behind Street Vybz Rum. Cory said he was threatened by Vybz and he is not the same person that he once knew.
May 2011 Vybz Kartel continued to shock the Dancehall fans with his new hair style. His new long extensions are down by his shoulders. When asked about his new hair, Vybz Kartel responded,
“Vybz Kartel is always unpredictable and be controversial, this new look is just me being me.”
June 2011 - Portmore Empire takes a beating when Popcaan leaves along side producer Notnice. This is another it for Vybz Kartel after he had a fall earlier in May with his business partner Cory Todd. Other members who left where Mertial Family and Jah Vinci.
Vybz Kartel Album 2011 Kingston Story:
New album Kingston Story was released on June 20th 2011 and could be purchased online at the I Tunes store.
October 4th Vybz Kartel is charged with Murder plus gun charges with conspiracy to murder.
There is also another charge to conspired to murder Barrington “Bossie” Burton, a 27 year old business man and music promoter. Burton was shot and killed in Portmore Jamaica a city outside of the notorious capital Kingston. A car filled with masked gunman opened fire on Barrington killing him instantly and then driving off , read more ………….