by Jodee Brown
Embattled Dancehall megastar, Vybz Kartelcontinues to let his voice be heard despite being silenced in a Spanish Town jailhouse.
Days after his Voice of the Jamaican Ghettoco-author, Michael Dawson tweeted several fan messages on his behalf, Kartel will reportedly be unveiling a documentary based on his life and work. According to Urban Islandz, a close associate of the ‘Worl’ Boss’ confirmed that a deal has been agreed with a well-known filmmaker who has acquired rights to the biopic documentary.
“Fans can look out for Vybz Kartel documentary by year end,” the associate said.“Vybz feel now is the right time for his documentary because of his currently legal troubles and as we all see how the justice system is treating him unfair.”
The source also told Urban Islandz that this documentary has been in the works for a while as Kartel has been in talks with a production company to produce the film.
“For a while now several well-known filmmakers have been courting him for rights to his documentary,” the source said. “He finally decided to ink a deal with one of them. Vybz is a legend in dancehall and it’s only fitting that his life and career be documented in a film.”
Since Vybz Kartel’s arrest and subsequent charges of murder and conspiracy in the fall of 2011, the entertainer has continued his entrepreneurial ways. As well as Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto, available in several bookstores across Jamaica, Kartel reunited with long-time business partner, Corey Todd to revive the popular Street Vybz rum line.