by Jodee Brown
Embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel is set to release his ninth studio album later this month, despite remaining incarcerated on murder and conspiracy charges.
According to reports Tuesday, Kartel will unveil a new triple-disc, Kartel Forever: Trilogy on September 24, marking his second album release this year. The album features a whopping 60 tracks, including unreleased material and recent hit songs. His first single off the album, School, which was produced by his common-law wife, Tanesha ‘Shorty’ Johnson was released in late August.
In a press release, Kartel spoke of his new project. “I want to thank all my supporters for your love and unfailing support throughout these trying times. Even though I am incarcerated, I am still up to the time. This album shows that I get stronger with each passing second. Tad’s plus Adidjaheim Records is a sick formula and the result is Kartel Forever: Trilogy. Worl’ Boss full stop.”
Other songs included on Kartel Forever: Trilogyinclude Business and Compass while producers such as UIM Records, Elvis ‘So Unique’ Redwood and many others are featured on the record.
Tad Dawkins, owner of the album’s local distributor,Tad’s Record said of the project, “Producing and affiliating ourselves with projects that showcase exquisite craftsmanship is something that, as a company, we at Tad’s Record take great pride in doing. Therefore, working with the World Boss, Mr. Palmer himself again, after the exceptional successes of our first project together Pon Di Gaza 2.0, was a no-brainer. “Sublime” is the one word that sums up the album, Kartel Forever: Trilogy.”
The explicit version of Kartel Forever: Trilogy will be available in stores while both explicit and clean version will be available on iTunes and other digital music outlets.