Vybz Kartel

Real Name:
Adidja Azim Palmer
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Born January 7, 1976 in Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica, Vybz Kartel is a multiple award-winning Jamaican dancehall artist, lyricist and entrepreneur.
Father of PG13 (Little Vybz & Little Addi).
Common-law husband of Tanesha Johnson.

Growing up in Portmore, he would practice with neighborhood sound systems Soul Signal and Electric Force, and in 1993, Adijah, now in his late teens, recorded his first single "Love Fat Woman" for Alvin Reid's One Heart Label under the name Adi Banton, a name he chose in tribute to Buju Banton who was one of his role models.

He recorded several more tracks for local producers until 1996 when he and two friends, Mr. Lee and a singer called Escobar, decided to form a group. After watching a movie about Pablo Escobar and his infamous cartel, Adijah came up with a name for his trio: Vibes Cartel. Unfortunately some time after, the group broke up due to internal frictions leaving Adijah again to continue alone. Adijah choose to keep the name of the group changing the C to K in Kartel and adopting the moniker Vybz Kartel.

In 1998, after performing at the Champions In Action stage show in his hometown of Portmore, Vybz linked up with Bounty Killer. His new role as Killer’s protégé attracted attention from the public, and he progressed to collaborations with Bounty Killer such as "Gal Clown" and "Girls Like Mine (Liquid Riddim)". He then released on his own early hits such as "Gun Clown, Guns Like Mine (Trafalga Riddim), Badman (Panty Raid Riddim), Bus Mi Gun Like Nuttn, Most High (Mexican Riddim) and War Organizer (Clappas Riddim)". He also had a string of collaborations with Wayne Marshall, such as "New Millennium (Mad Antz Riddim), Why (Krazy Riddim) and Why Again (Good To Go Riddim)". This debut led to Vybz Kartel being crowned Deejay Of The Year at Stone Love’s 30th Anniversary, 2002.

Kartel has already had several collaborations with international hip-hop and pop stars. In terms of singles sold, he has had the second-best year on the reggae charts for 2003 (outsold only by Elephant Man) and has released 2 albums for UK/US based label Greensleeves Records.

On April 3, 2014 Vybz Kartel sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams in August 2011.
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Albums

GRELD 275 Up 2 Di Time — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Up 2 Di Time (Album) Greensleeves Records GRELD 275 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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FSCD 0015 Timeless — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Timeless (Album) Father & Son Records FSCD 0015 Jamaica 2004 Sell This Version
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none Time Served — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Time Served(CD, Mixtape) Federation Sound none Jamaica 2004 Sell This Version
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GRELCD 286 J.M.T. — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel J.M.T. (Album) Greensleeves Records GRELCD 286 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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VICP-64534 The Teacher's Back — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel The Teacher's Back(CD, Album) Victor VICP-64534 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
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none Pon Di Gaza 2.0 — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Pon Di Gaza 2.0 (Album) Tad's Record none 2009 Sell This Version
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TRCD0630 Clarks - De Mix Tape Raw — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Mixed By DJ Wayne* Vybz Kartel Mixed By DJ Wayne* - Clarks - De Mix Tape Raw Tad's Record TRCD0630 US 2011 Sell This Version
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MIX017 Kingston Story — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Kingston Story (Album) Vice Records, Mixpak MIX017 US 2011 Sell This Version
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TRCD 0769 Kartel Forever: Trilogy — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Kartel Forever: Trilogy (Album) Tad's Record Inc., Tads E Music TRCD 0769 Jamaica 2013 Sell This Version
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none Reggae Love and Other Things — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Reggae Love and Other Things (Album) Short Boss Muzik, 21st Hapilos none 2014 Sell This Version
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MV08715A King Of The Dancehall — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel King Of The Dancehall (Album) Zojak World Wide, Adidjahiem Records, TJ Records MV08715A 2016 Sell This Version
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none Of Dons & Divas — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Of Dons & Divas(18xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Short Boss Muzik, Vybz Kartel Muzik, Zojak World Wide none 2020
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none To Tanesha — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel To Tanesha(10xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Short Boss Muzik, Vybz Kartel Muzik none 2020
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Singles & EPs

none A Fi Run Weh / War Start — Vybz Kartel Captain Barkey & Power Man* / Vybes Cartel* Captain Barkey & Power Man* / Vybes Cartel* - A Fi Run Weh / War Start(7") Slam Records (2) none Jamaica 1998 Sell This Version
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BCMP 0036 Baby One More Time / Drive By — Vybz Kartel A.R.P. (2) / Vibes Cartel* A.R.P. (2) / Vibes Cartel* - Baby One More Time / Drive By(7") Boot Camp Records BCMP 0036 Jamaica 1999 Sell This Version
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none Dem Nuh Have The Flex — Vybz Kartel Vybz Cartel* Dem Nuh Have The Flex(7") WWS Records none Jamaica 2000 Sell This Version
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none Day By Day — Vybz Kartel Kiprich, Elephant Man, Harry Toddler, Assassin, Bling Dawg, Ghost (6), Chicken*, Danny English, Vybz Kartel, Hawkeye (4) & Jack O' Diamond* Kiprich, Elephant Man, Harry Toddler, Assassin, Bling Dawg, Ghost (6), Chicken*, Danny English, Vybz Kartel, Hawkeye (4) & Jack O' Diamond* - Day By Day(7") True Blue Family none Jamaica 2000 Sell This Version
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none Injustice — Vybz Kartel Vybz Cartel* Injustice(7") Stone Love Music none Jamaica 2000 Sell This Version
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BB002 Money Over War — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel Money Over War Purple Skunk Records BB002 Jamaica 2001 Sell This Version
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SHAR 0078 Girls Like Mine — Vybz Kartel Bounty Killer / Vibes Cartel* Bounty Killer / Vibes Cartel* - Girls Like Mine VP Records SHAR 0078 Jamaica 2001 Sell This Version
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none Pain Mi Heart — Vybz Kartel Vibes Kartel* Pain Mi Heart(7") Jam II Records none Jamaica 2001 Sell This Version
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none Gal Clown — Vybz Kartel Bounty Killa* / Vybes Kartel* Bounty Killa* / Vybes Kartel* - Gal Clown(7") Jazzwad none Jamaica 2001 Sell This Version
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BB003 Fish & Chicken — Vybz Kartel Elephant Man & Vybz Kartel Elephant Man & Vybz Kartel - Fish & Chicken(7") Butler Brothers BB003 Jamaica 2001 Sell This Version
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none Badman / More Money — Vybz Kartel Lexxus / Vibes Kartel* Lexxus / Vibes Kartel* - Badman / More Money(7") Common Sense (2) none Jamaica 2001 Sell This Version
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none Da Rolling / Here For You — Vybz Kartel Vybz Kartel / Anthony Cruz Vybz Kartel / Anthony Cruz - Da Rolling / Here For You(7") Baby G Records none Jamaica 2001 Sell This Version