Vybz Kartel

Adidja Azim Palmer

Also known as Cartel, Kartel, Vbyz Kartel, Vibes, Vibes Cartel, Vibes Kartel, Vibez Cartel, Vibez Kartel, Vibz Cartel, Vibz Cartell, Vibz Kartel, Vibze Cartel, VK, Vybes Cartel, Vybes Cartell, Vybes Kartel, Vybez Cartel, Vybez Kartel, Vybz, Vybz Cartel, Vybz Cartell, Vybz Kartal, Vybz Karte, Vybz Kartel Addi Innocent, Vybz Kartell, Vybz Katel, VybzKartel, Vyvz, Vyzb Kartel

Discography of Vybz Kartel:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Picture This 2 Audio 2004 Black House Records (2)
2 Tattoo 2 Audio 2004 Purple Skunk Records
3 Visa 2 Audio 2003 40/40 Productions
4 Visa / F.I.R.E. (QV Weaver Mixes) 2 Audio 2003 40/40 Productions
5 That Shape / Pop It Off 2 Audio 2004 New York! New York!
6 Special Place / Gal Gone A Lead 2 Audio 2004 New York! New York!
7 Prison Life / Hooked On Your Love 2 Audio 2003 South Block
8 Turn 2 Audio 2004 B-Rich Records
9 Real Deal / It's On 2 Audio 2004 Black House Records (2)
10 Goodas / See It Deh 2 Audio 2005 South Rakkas Crew
11 Kill Bill / Can't Live Without You 2 Audio 2002 Germaican Records Jamaica
12 I Neva 2 Audio 2005 Don Corleon Records
13 Too F*cky F*cky 2 Audio 2005 Don Corleon Records
14 Injustice 2 Audio 2000 Stone Love
15 Tight 2 Audio 2004 Golden Cartel Records
16 Murderer 2 Audio 2004 H2O Productions
17 Buss It Up 3 Audio 2006-11-00 679 Recordings
18 Fish & Chicken 2 Audio 2001 Butler Brothers
19 Money Fi Spend / Tight 2 Audio 2007 Big Ship
20 One Phone Call Away 2 Audio 2006 Big Ship
21 Sweet To The Belly / Everybody Remixes 2 Audio 2005 Champion Sound Records
22 High Altitude 2 Audio 2006 Don Corleon Records
23 Fiance / Full Up The Party 2 Audio 2004
24 Soul Survivor RMX 2 Audio 2005 Music World Entertainment
25 Like This RMX 2 Audio 2007 Dual Track Muzik
26 What A Bwoy Can Chat 2 Audio 2008-05-00 Big Ship
27 Up 2 Di Time 16 Audio 2003 Greensleeves Records
28 Emergency / Call The Ambulance 6 Audio 2005 Greensleeves Records
29 Good Buddy 2 Audio 2006 South Rakkas Crew
30 Gun Session 2 Audio 2006 Obsessed Records
31 Stress Free 2 Audio 2004 357 Records
32 Specialists 4 Audio Virgin
33 More Life (Remix) / Best Friend 2 Audio 2006 House Of Element
34 Up 2 Di Time 18 Audio 2003 Greensleeves Records
35 The Teacher's Back 25 Audio 2008-11-19 Victor
36 The Prayer/ Flip And Flop 2 Audio 2007 Pure Music Productions
37 Money Over War / Hot Stepper 2 Audio 2006 WhiteLabel (3)
38 Buy Out The War 2 Audio 2004 Fat Eyes Records
39 Mofraudo 2 Audio 2007 Black Chiney Records
40 Math Class 2 Audio 2006 Black Chiney Records
41 Breast Specialist 2 Audio 2004 357 Records
42 Move Ya Body / Foolish 2 Audio 2006 New Kid, The
43 Time Served 54 Audio Not On Label
44 Careful 2 Audio 2009 Big Ship
45 Come Breed Me 2 Audio 2009 Big Ship
46 Forbidden Dance 2 Audio 2005 Danger Zone (3)
47 The Specialists 4 Audio 2005 Virgin
48 Ramping Shop (Jungle Remix) 3 Audio 2009 VIP Dubz
49 Money And Gal 2 Audio 2002 CJ Records
50 Friend Of Mine / Mad Dem 2 Audio 2003 Mo' Music Productions


Born January 7, 1976 in Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica, Vybz Kartel is a multiple award winning Jamaican dancehall artist, lyricist and entrepreneur.

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 [l=One Heart] Label under the name Adi Banton, a name he chose in tribute to [a=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 [b]Vybz Kartel[/b].

In 1998, after performing at the Champions In Action stage show in his hometown of Portmore, Vybz linked up with [a=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 [a=Elephant Man]) and has released 2 albums for UK/US based label [l=Greensleeves Records].

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

Father of [a3885536].


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