by Jodee Brown
Adidjahiem Records would like to make it clear, that Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer has not recorded any material since his arrest in 2011. Any songs containing material from Vybz Kartel that were released after his arrest, were recorded by the artist in previous years.
Various songs containing material from Vybz Kartel have surfaced since his arrest, including a collaboration with Busta Rhymes and a song titled Back to Life, which have sparked rumors that the artiste has been recording at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre. Adidjahiem Records would like to make it explicitly clear that both songs were recorded prior to his arrest. The single, Wine and Go Down by Busta Rhymes ft. Vybz Kartel was recorded at Donovan ‘Don Corleon’ Bennett’s studio in 2010 in a session that was broadcast live on UStream. The lyrics contained in Back to Life were also recorded in 2010.
“The lyrics from Back to Life that was released by U.I.M. Records, were recorded by Adidjahiem Records during the Dudus extradition – the original title was Me Waan Go Home,” says Elvis Redwood of So Unique Records, who was an in-house engineer for Adidjahiem Records at the time.
“Those same lyrics were re-used on a different track to create “Back to Life.”